When I look at our beautiful son, I can’t help but think about his sibling in heaven and wonder what he/she would have been like. I only got to carry our angel for a very short period of time, but that precious life made me a mom.. and also taught us more than we could have ever imagined about suffering, community, faith, and how to love others. This entire journey of loss, pregnancy following loss, and finally holding our rainbow in our arms has shown me that these stories should be shared. This topic has been stigmatized for too long and when it happened to us, I felt that deeply. I didn’t know how to talk about it, I didn’t even know how to understand what was going on, it was all just this massive shock. But I also felt that we needed to share no matter what, no matter how strange it felt or how others reacted. I knew there was someone that needed to hear it. A mom that needs to know that it’s okay to not feel okay. A dad who needs help navigating the loss as he feels he needs to be strong for his family. Someone needs to feel heard, someone needs to feel seen, someone needs to know they’re never alone. So share... share when you’re ready, share in whatever way is best for you, but share. I’m forever grateful for those that God has brought into our lives through Selah and I’ve seen Him work in hearts that desperately needed healing and to just not feel alone. To all those who are going through this now or have before, you are Never alone and your story matters.
Below are some sweet mamas who are sharing their miscarriage stories today also - go give them a read! Post your miscarriage story using the hashtag #ihaveaheavenbaby to join in the conversation ❤️ @lianalaneart