Of all the stories I've had the privilege to share, I'm feeling the most honored to share this story -- my husband Ryan's story.
When people began questioning how he feels about my blog, as well as how he and Maddy are handling my grief, he offered to write out our story from his perspective. He wanted to share because he believed that it might help women understand their partner's actions a little better during a loss. He also thought that if men read my blog, they would have a post that they might be able to relate to more.
I agreed with all his reasoning, but secretly, I was just excited because I would finally learn how he was feeling about our loss of Olivia!
I was surprised to learn how differently we have interpreted events, even things that I thought were cut-and-dry.
For instance, our ER Dr. mentioned all of the reasons this pregnancy might not have been viable, but I latched on to the last thing he said, "I'm not giving up hope for this baby." Ryan, on the other hand . . . well, I'll let him tell you what he thought about that.
Thank you, love, for share sharing your story! You are my hero!
I feel like every pregnancy loss story is so important and deserves to be told. If you would like to share your story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can post your story anonymously.
My goal in sharing stories on this blog is:
1) To honor our beloved babies and keep their memory alive.
2) To validate and honor the grief of the moms who have lost their little one.
3) To be a resource to women who are hoping to find someone, somewhere out there, who can relate to their feelings of loss. I hope this blog will be that resource.