Today is pregnancy and infant loss awareness day. It's difficult to articulate how a loss changes life and even more difficult to state how keenly aware I am of that loss in light of our current miracle. On one hand, the joy of this child doesn't cancel the possibility of the first; however, my grief is tempered with a strong sense of hope and joy--things that were absent in the two years since we said goodbye.
The knowledge of both experiences makes me unabashedly grateful for where Favorite and I are, but breaks my heart for those still waiting, hoping and grieving.
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But above all things, remember. It's the best gift anyone can give to someone who has lost.
"Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning" (Psalm 30:5, NIV).