25 February 2011

Statistics

Statistics are unrelenting. Today the probabilities, small as they are, caught up with Susan and I and our hopes for the future. . . .

Asa Anthony Orr Johnson (13 November 2010 - 25 February 2011).

Update/clarification (27 February): In my sadness I fear I have mis-communicated. Asa was conceived last November  . . .  and miscarried last week. Neither Susan nor I put much stock in the notion of an "unborn baby"; at just 17 weeks Asa was a promise as much as anything. But we had given Asa his name and our plans for the future had begun to orbit around the possibilities he held out. I am sorry to have mislead if I did; it was not my intent.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Rachel said...

I'm so sorry for your & Susan's loss.

25 February, 2011 11:00  
Blogger bastinptc said...

I cry for the two of you.

25 February, 2011 11:34  
Blogger tim atherton said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear this Jim.

Take care

25 February, 2011 11:36  
Blogger Stan B. said...

I'm terribly, terribly sorry, Jim.

25 February, 2011 16:15  
Blogger David Mannion said...

Very sad for you. With warm well wishes, David

26 February, 2011 05:32  
Blogger John Edwin Mason said...

I'm very sorry to hear this terrible news. You and Susan will be in my thoughts and prayers.

26 February, 2011 10:44  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Sad, sad news.

Sorry for your loss.

27 February, 2011 06:15  

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