Today Kate Inglis, from Sweet | Salty, posted words that every woman that has suffered a miscarriage, a still-birth, a death of a child, should be required to read. It is difficult to describe the thoughts that women – mothers – have after losing a child. But Kate takes it further, she puts a new twist on these thoughts, giving new light to the often dark (internal) voices that accompany this kind of loss. Kate gave birth to twin boys 3 months early, losing Liam six weeks after birth. As awful as what I have gone through is, the pain she experienced I cannot comprehend. Not only am I posting this here so that you will go and read it, but so that I can remember her words, to remind myself that I may still be lucky after all. Please take the time to read the post, you won’t regret it.
“Forgive this invisible parenthood.
Forgive your body.
Forgive your luck.”
I want to write these words on my body so that maybe then I’ll start to believe in them. Thank you, Kate. Thank you for seeing and believing in something so many of us are struggling to find ourselves.