I’m the kind of person who keeps my feelings wrapped up. If I’m working through something you probably won’t notice. Sometimes, this is appropriate because I need to work through my emotions and allow God to deal with the tears of my soul before I bare them to everyone else.
However, there are other times when I recognize that what I’m dealing with has the potential to help someone. I spent 15 years of my life fighting a battle with miscarriage, stillbirth, and secondary infertility. At the beginning, though a few family members and close friends knew, I hid it from others.
it’s heartbreaking that so many women are living trapped inside the silence of pregnancy loss. I wrote a book entitled Nothing to Hold but Hope. It is my memoir and tells the story of my journey. I’m working on collecting information for a book club with the goal of helping other women to peel their layers of pain to not only promote healing in them, but also to communicate that no matter where they are in the process, they can help others to heal as well.
Every story is layered with beauty no matter how ugly it makes us feel. Choose to share hope! (Tweet that)
I’ve been sharing a survey that is helping me connect with other women who are ready to tell their stories regarding pregnancy loss. And even the women who aren’t ready to share are making their feelings known. If you have ever experienced pregnancy loss, would you be willing to answer some questions? If so, you can click here.
Beginning in the new year, we will be sharing our stories via, Vlogs, Podcast, and the written word. Together, we are going to break the silence and stomp all over the shame that has no place in our journeys!
Happy Friday, friends! May the Joy of the Lord be your strength today!