This is what 5 years after pregnancy loss looks like.
It’s more celebration than sorrow.
It’s not just grief for the life lost, but gratitude for the life you got to carry.
It’s wondering ‘what if’ and ‘how come and ‘why me’ and awaiting the day you’ll finally have the answers.
It’s being fully aware of the life unlived and always remembering who is missing.
It’s a hole in a heart that still beats to the tune of life—and a good one at that.
It’s living through the worst and moving forward in faith knowing the best is yet to come.
It’s taking a day off with the ones you love most to immerse yourself in the beauty of the life you’ve been granted.
It’s laughter and love.
It’s hope and healing.
It’s strength, survival, and second chances.
It’s possibility and persistence.
It’s answered prayers in the midst of a life that doesn’t make sense.
It’s all the life you thought was over—and more.
It’s holding lightly to the things of this earth and clinging to the knowledge of what—and who—awaits you in heaven.
It’s far from perfect.
But it’s more, and better, than you thought possible.