Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We are not alone

Ever since I had Hannah, people with similar stories have seemingly come out of the woodwork. And it's so bittersweet. So comforting to know that we're not alone. But so sad to know that so many other people know this pain. Because no one should know what this feels like.

Tonight I went to the support group at Missing Grace. Dan wasn't feeling well, but I knew our friends Leah and Gary would be there, so I went by myself. It was so good to see Candy again and see their amazing facility. And I got to meet other women and couples who have experienced loss. From early miscarriage to second trimester loss to full term loss to SIDS. Amazing stories.

It was a little daunting to walk into a room of strangers to share my story and seek support. But I realized very quickly that these people were not going to be strangers for long. We all share a very heartbreaking bond and have so much to offer to each other. And I am very excited to get to know them all better as we continue to attend the group.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

I am so glad support like that is out there for you! I wish everyone who went through this type of loss could know about things like that...too often I think the just struggle through alone.

amy + ryan said...

<3

Jen said...

Erin, the video is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Hannah is beautiful and I am so glad you have this keepsake!
Jen