July 17, 2013

I never thought of Junebug.

She has always been M, but I sometimes wonder what her name would have evolved into as she aged and showcased her personality.

Stella quickly became Stella Bella.

Leo is still Leo, but I'm waiting for something else to emerge.

But Junebug. That is it.

I read it recently from a mother. Her daughter's middle name is June. And she referred to her as Junebug and my heart burst into applause and then collapsed into grief.

I feel so helpless. Ten thousand Junebugs left unsaid.