As someone who has been there, I know what an important message hope is. I don't just mean hope that you can have another child OR that you will get "back to normal". Read this short post for a real message of HOPE.
I got the angel bear pictured in this photo in 2009, when I left the hospital. I'd expected to be leaving with my baby son. It was a hard, long road to coming to grips with that reality, and eventually healing from the profound hurt. I've gained several lessons in the process . . . and also learned that while MANY experience this pain, only few ever feel comfortable speaking about it. That has to change. ⬆️CLICK PIC TO READ MORE⬆️
Everything about Infant Loss is tough. I know. I was there. Speaking up about this extremely difficult experience, thankfully, can help. I learned that the hard way. Here's what I mean. After I lost my first child, I lost myself a bit. My usually very vocal bright light dimmed to a dull, quiet, barely-glowing flicker. I did not really talk about it. I certainly did not deal with it. I tried to bury my pain under the busy-ness of my business. I masked my anger with silence, which eventually bled into other areas of my life. My voice was all but gone. I pushed people away and isolated myself. I stopped celebrating. I just stopped. My interactions with people were merely shallow, yet cordial, routine and programmed responses. On the outside I may have looked okay. I was anything but on the inside. Until one day when I'd finally had enough. ⬆️CLICK PIC TO READ MORE⬆️