Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is coming up. Chances are, if you have heard of this day of remembrance and have the date marked on your calendar, you’ve been through loss or walked with someone as they grieve.
The truth is, I don’t need a recognized day to remember and honor what I have been through – what we have been through as a family. 12 miscarriages and babies lost have been a brief part of this world, but forever a part of our family and the journey has not been an easy one.
Grief and loss is sadly a part of life, but it’s not easy to walk. There are times where you’re confused by it, angered by what you’re going through, fear that it will never go away and sometimes, through the fog you can see a lesson or gift.
I have fought hard to get where I am today. I am still struggling and I will forever have these experiences mould who I am as a person, but grief doesn’t mean forever being ‘broken’. As time passes and your skin and heart get a bit thicker, you will never forget but you may start seeing small gifts this path has given you that you may not have been able to receive.
Click through to read 10 gifts I have been given through loss and grief:
I want to hear from you — Please, tell me in the comments one thing grief & loss has GIVEN you?
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