I’m not an incredibly open person, so posting my thoughts on a blog has never felt super natural to me. Recently, Colin and I went through an event that changed our lives and I’ve realized that sharing my story and thoughts has been really helpful in processing my grief. I was 21 weeks pregnant when we found out our baby had passed away. In the days that followed, as we shared the news with family and friends, I’ve realized that knowing I’m not the only mother going through this has been so helpful. And as I read others’ posts and comments about how they dealt with their own grief I’ve realized that I’m not alone in finding relief and comfort in sharing my experience, so I hope that our journey might someday help someone else’s grief.
My husband’s uncle shares a daily “Thought for the Day” taken from Scripture, writings from Saints, or other spiritual reading. A few hours after I gave birth to our baby, Poppy, he shared this thought:
Let nothing disturb thee;
let nothing dismay thee;
all thing pass;
Patience attains all that it strives for.
He who has God finds he lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
Saint Teresa of Avila