This month, as most of us know is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. And, only eight days in I am working hard to hold the space to honor the paradox of the sadness and the pride I feel seeing so much talk about pregnancy and infant loss in the media and on my social media walls.

Because there is enough room for both.

Infertility, pregnancy and infant loss have lifelong costs.

We will spend the rest of our lives continually moving through the grief with whatever grace we can muster in that day.

Choosing to give ourselves permission to embrace the enigma that is defining our happy ending within the arms of lifelong loss.

continually moving through the grief with whatever grace we can muster giving ourselves permission to embrace the enigma that is defining our happy ending within the arms of lifelong loss.

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6 thoughts on “Petite Post: Mustered Grace

  1. I love how much publicity that Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is getting this year. The statistics really are staggering and so many people are impacted by it, yet no one talks about it. But I think that it is starting to change.

    Have you heard Small Bump by Ed Sheeran? If not, you need to listen to it. With tissues.

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    1. I know! The silence is breaking! I have, Kaeleigh sent it to me, so brutally beautiful!

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  2. anotherforty says:

    Thanks for highlighting this, month I too am glad to see this topic get so much attention lately, I hope it helps people feel that the can come out of the woodwork.

    Having never been pregnant, though, I realize that I still have some shame related to whether or not pregnancy and infant loss awareness month applies to me. I have these pictures of our four embryos that feel like the only tangible remnant of our efforts, the closest I ever got to pregnancy. But at the end of the day I never did get there. So does it still count? I want it to desperately, and I want others to recognize it. It is such an odd thing to lose something you never really had.

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    1. Those pictures of my 8 celled babies are not only cells in a petri dish to me, never strong enough to take strong footing in a warm mother’s womb, they are my babies. They count, the most definitely count. I am with you sister sometimes feels like there is not a place for us, but I assure you it is here.

      Not sure if you saw this older piece of mine, hopefully you find some peace within it too. Much love, Justine
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justine-brooks-froelker/when-we-become-a-mother-o_b_6279528.html

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