http://stillstandingmag.com/2016/01/dear-newly-bereaved-parent/ I thought this letter was beautiful and I wish I'd had this resource 6 months ago, so I felt it was a good thing to share with you all. Love and support always, Surviving Miscarriage Together x
What do you think? http://pin.it/gGl_6Ap I liked this because it wasn't full of saccharine terms like Angelversary, which is always prone to make me cringe. Here are some other good ideas from Still Standing magazine. Ways to Honour your child.
It is now 6 months since we lost Emmet. I've learned a lot about myself in this time. And I've learnt a lot about love. Lessons I never thought I'd learn. I miss them more than I ever thought possible.
I cannot tell you how much the charity Sayinggoodbye have helped me in the last 6 months
Source: Inspirational Stories
If you're getting tired of my using song lyric puns for post titles sorry not sorry... It makes me laugh. My sense of humour is dogey and always has been. Bad jokes make me giggle, such as: Q. What do you call a laughing piano? A. A Yamaha-ha... I know. Terrible. Point is I find … Continue reading Things can only get better
I’m not usually the sort of person to take on a cause, I’m happy to leave it to other people to fight for something important whilst I donate money or sign a petition. But, it is time for me to do something about the lack of positive stories and celebration of lives like mine with no ‘happy ending baby’. Moaning about it won’t change anything (at 36 I’ve only just realised this!).
I’ve decided as there are few resources or inspirational stories offered by the mainstream support groups in the U.K. for mums like me who will never have a ‘happy ending baby’ that I’m going to change this, together we will change this.
If you would like me to feature your story of living with hope after loss please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to share how you are living life after loss, what your (non-baby related) hopes…
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Lovely post about baby loss awareness week
Global wave of light
The loss of a baby or child is still very much a taboo subject in our society, a subject which we collectively struggle to talk about which further compounds the pain and isolation through grief for bereaved parents.
The 9-15 October is internationally recognised as Baby loss Awareness Week, a time for parents, families, and friends to remember a life no matter how brief that has passed. In the UK twenty five different charities including, Child Bereavement Uk, Bliss, Sands, Tommys, Aching Arms and CMV Action work together on the project; as well as a time to remember loved ones the charities campaign to ‘break the silence’ on the subject and aim to actively raise awareness of baby/child loss.
Reading the words of bereaved parents describing how important it was that their loss was acknowledged by friends, family, the wider community makes one fully appreciate one…
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I will hold you in my heart everyday that you can't be in my arms And I will love you more than there are stars up in the sky And every day that I'm without you. I'll still be asking why. I begged to life to take me But they still took you instead. I … Continue reading Songs for lost love
1. Watching North and South made me smile. 2. It is spring and there is blossom everywhere. 3. It's warm enough to go without a coat. 4. Socks. I just love socks, I have a lovely thermal stripey pair on that I got last christmas. Toasty toes. 5. Tea in cafe's with people I love.
It's a bit late again. But here is last Sunday's 5 happy things: 1. Family meals 2. Cups of tea and biscuits 3. Spring bulbs 4. Hawthorn blossom the side of the motorway 5. I won a 3 pikachus and another pokemon I don't know the name of from the penny pushers at the arcade. I … Continue reading 5 happy things 6
I spend my life now terrified. I'm scared of loosing another, scared of loving another. I'm scared because I know there is no right choice if I were to manage to carry a pregnancy to term. Have a child that you know has a high chance of chronic illness or have an abortion. It's an … Continue reading Scared to be there again
I deleted it just now. The pregnancy tracker app. I used it, even when there wasn't a them to track anymore because it made me feel closer to them, but I've realised that all it was doing was taking me away, because it wasn't real anymore. I haven't needed to look on it for a … Continue reading That app
There's a lot of stigma and bullcrap around Miscarriage and even more about teen pregnancy. The fact my pregnancy and miscarriage occurred in my 18th year should not mean I feel desperate shame and embarrassment but it does. This embarrassment meant that I did not go to the doctors when the bleeding started. It meant … Continue reading Teen motherhood
Safety nets, we all have them.
Meditation. When you need to take a chill pill.
Article written by fellow blogger theparadoxmummy in regards to the Rainbow baby troupe for those of us without one.
I've chosen to put my name on this blog for the first time. Why? Because it's mine. Because I want my mark on it. Because I will not be ashamed.
Amazing article of self care