A Parent’s Blog - Kelsey
Now that we are in the midst of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month, it feels appropriate to share these amazing words written by one of our beautiful mamas, Kelsey. Sending love to all parents who have known the unfathomable loss of a child, no matter what gestation or age. <3 <3 <3
(Shared with permission.)
I hope I am your one…
I hope I am your 1 in 4
I hope I am your 1 in 160
I hope you are my other 3 or 159
I hope you never have feel the pain of picking your child’s urn instead of their crib to be laid to rest in.
I hope you never have to know the pain of picking the decorations of a marker for the grave instead of the decorations for their nursery.
I hope you never look at a photograph and know that you will never get to take the same one of your child.
I hope you never take for granted the sleepless nights, cause I have sleepless nights too but no child to wake to in the morning.
I hope when you say your child's name, people don't stare at you awkwardly cause people don't want to talk about the baby that died.
I have suffered two losses in the past 14 months - first was a miscarriage at 10 weeks then with our son Owen who was born still at 24 weeks. Today we should be preparing to meet our little man, a day that we anticipated for six months before we found out our reality. Our nursery should be all set up and the car seat ready to go, not in boxes in storage. Today I am breaking the silence about infant and pregnancy loss in hopes to bring awareness. I hope you never experience either of my losses and you never understand the pain I feel daily, but I also want you to know if you do find yourself “a part of the club” you are not alone. I will always have an open ear or a shoulder for you.