How Miscarriage Made Our Marriage Stronger
It seems strange to be thankful for a miscarriage, right?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not thankful that’s how the pregnancy ended up. I am thankful, however, that I can help other women and families get through it. It has given me a voice and an opportunity to be there for others in a way I couldn’t before.
I am thankful I have a handsome little rainbow baby I can call my own.
I am thankful I can have open conversations about my miscarriage. It has helped me grieve and I know it has helped others.
I am thankful I have found a community of other loss and infertility warriors online. These individuals understand what I’m going through and offer support without judgement. They know what to say on the rough days. They know because they’ve been there too.
I am thankful for every person who has reached out to me about my miscarriage and about their own miscarriages. I have reconnected with old friends, bonded with distant acquaintances, and have a new found respect for many people in my life.
Finally, I am thankful our miscarriage made our marriage stronger before parenthood. There is something special about the bond that’s formed when partners experience this together and I think this made us more in-tune with each other when it came time to care for our newborn. The tough nights haven’t seemed so tough because we’ve been through so much worse.
If you’ve been through loss (which I’m guessing you have if you’re here), do me a favour and think of just one positive that came out of your experience. I would love to hear from you over at @_nicolelemke on Instagram
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