is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
I think more people have been affected by a loss than most of us realize.
Know someone who is going through a loss and don't know what to say?
-You can have another. (I don't want another. I wanted that one.)
-It was God's will.
-There was probably something wrong with the baby.
-nothing. (Loss is isolating. Thinking no one else remembers/cares is an awful feeling.)
-I'm here for you. (Hugs, someone to talk it out with, and a shoulder to cry on go a long way.)
-How are you doing today? (And listen to the answer.)
Every person grieves differently. What helped me most was writing out my thoughts in a journal, having a tangible object (for me, a Willow Tree figurine) to hold/touch as a physical reminder, and talking about it.
I have more to say about nursing school and a sick toddler and work, but today those take a back burner.