Remembering This Time Last Year
Around this time last year we were announcing this online after having confirmed my suspicions only a few days prior. Then later that week we shared this. And you guys were fantastic in supporting us first with your well wishes and then shared sorrow. I know hearing so many of your stories and written concerns helped us carry the pain as we worked through what we'd just lost.
I heard from a woman tonight who lost a baby around the same time last year and is also due on November 4th. I also learned that a woman whose support meant so much last October is mourning another miscarriage. It's reminded me to continue to appreciate the stories and lives behind the icons that appear in the comments section and to be thankful for the ways we can support each other online. You guys have been real in my life and I'm grateful.
With so much focus on these last few weeks before Ruby's arrival I've not been still long enough to reflect on where we were last year. I'm not sure if I'm in a strong place in the grieving process or just distracted but I know we won't easily forget that part of our story just because we're about to open a new chapter. Sebastian sleeps under our memory quilt now that the nights have gotten cold and someday I'll be able to tell him how meaningful it is to our family.
And for all of you who are in all the places a woman can be in regards to children, thank you for coming here and sharing a little bit of life with us.