Like a sunset, glorious, yet brief;
I live daily for her one day.
Though with anticipatory grief,
She will live in my heart always.
Sunset: My Experience with Anticipatory Grief
I feel this anticipatory grief. Why does it help to put a name to what you are feeling? I have a family member that just found out their first child will not make it past the first day-Anencephaly is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born withoutparts of the brain and skull. It is a type of neural tube defect (NTD).