If I have another miscarriage, it will be sad. It will be hard. I will let myself feel that grief. But I know it will be okay. And it will hurt for a while, but it will be okay.
Marianne is one of those kinder than kind women who you will never hear speak unkindly about anyone. She’s one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. Her husband is currently finishing his medical residency, so their family time feels rare and precious, and she takes on the responsibility of their two children.
A girl and a boy in their home, but Marianne has also had 5 miscarriages in the last several years. She tells me about continuing on with life as normal, and sources of peace and comfort, and while trying to find relief from the resulting depression. She tells me about each of those babies, and explains how each experience was different, physically and emotionally.
If you have never experienced miscarriage, Marianne will grow your empathy. If you have, I hope her story makes you feel seen.
If you’d like more from Marianne, she wrote an article a few months ago about her experience with the first four. It’s a beautiful depiction of the faith that saw her through. I’m so grateful to Marianne for sharing her hard with me and you.