Chloe Ann Chatterton died before she was born on 19th September 2001. Her mother, Carrieann Chatterton, My sister, reached her 8th month of pregnancy. Carrieann experienced severe pains and was taken into hospital. The placenta had starved her baby, no heartbeat could be detected and Carrieann had to deliver naturally. Carrieann gave birth to Chloe on her 19th birthday.
Carrieann thinks of Chloe everyday, Carrieann and I have ceased contact, but I knew she wanted a memorial set up for her baby daughter. She and I wanted something that we knew Chloe could be remembered in forever.
I am Rosanna, Chloe's Auntie. I was young when Chloe died but was looking forward to seeing my niece. Even before she was born, Carrieann and I planned a lot of things for her. My heart broke when I found out the news. Then soon, after seeing her small white coffin at the funeral my world had fallen.
Although I am not Chloe's mother, I loved her very much before she was born. It took a while for me to get over never being able to meet her, care for her, sing her lullabys, talk to her and watch her grow. I like to think she's looking down and caring for all other babies. Being a guardian angel to them. Also being friend with all those other children in heaven.
I think daily of you Chloe. I think of how you would now be 6. I think of how you never got the chance to take your first steps on earth. How you never got your first day of school. I think of what you may have grown to be when you were older. The smartest person I know? The sportiest tom-boy maybe? The girlist girl perhaps? Would you have been a good singer like your mother and aunts are?
Like with my other niece, would you constantly ask to stay at my house? Would we watch movies until we fell asleep? Would I have done your hair for school and helped you choose clothes to go and play out in.
All I can hope is that you are doing all that in heaven, spending this time with other peoples loved ones as well as my own. Until the one day, I can finally meet you.
Chloe we all love you so much.
Sweet Dreams Little Princess.