October is Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness month. But let’s, be honest. This is not the only month that the loss is on our minds. It’s not the only time of the year that it sticks out. There are special occasions, birthdays and more when the memory starts to surface. Sometimes we have physical reminders such as pictures, tattoos and cards. Then some of us only have it in our minds.
Life happens and continues on and it feels like we are the only ones that have paused. Trying to put the pieces back together in our worlds. Trying to solve a mystery with hardly any clues. Families and relationships become strained all because it becomes too much to handle.
Every family has their own story of what they went through and how that impacted their life. This is to give an example of how this can look in some families. Often we forget that not everyone’s pregnancy is as simple as we see it to be on tv. But that many moms go through a lot.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some personal experiences of my own pregnancy losses and how those have affected me and my family. I know this topic can be hard for some. I’m certain there are people who have never shared at all, because it was too much to relive. I want to encourage you to step out and acknowledge this hurt to yourself. It’s time for you to start on your healing process.
That doesn’t mean that you forget or that you stop thinking about the loss. It means that we no longer allow this to be a crutch moving forward. Instead we turn this boulder into a stepping stone into the next chapter of your life.
If you have a short story that you would like to share, I would love to post it.