Saturday, November 6, 2010
Three Slices, One Too Few, Jenni
Three Slices, One Too Few.
about the piece.
Since moving to the country I have come to love making homemade veggie pizza for my family of three. I use whatever produce from the local farms is stashed in my fridge, and I always know my husband and 11-year-old stepdaughter will love it (even though Lilly won't eat the vegetables). It is easy to have a heart full of love while making pizza. I hesitated while slicing up this particular pie, though. I cut it into sixths, not eighths. I put out three plates, not four. One is missing, and standing there with the pizza cutter in my hand, I felt it so much. I wanted Angel Mae to have her slice - not just of pie, but of our family life. To me, this photo represents those normal, everyday, unguarded moments in which our child(ren)'s absence can hit like a ton of bricks. -Jenni
about the contributor.
Jenni's daughter, Angel Mae, was delivered prematurely at 20 weeks on February 28, 2009. She writes about her grief journey, and about adventures in step-mothering, at Demeter's Feet.