A while ago, I wrote this post when I found out that my cousin's wife, who had lost her baby, was pregnant again. I was so excited that they were able to move forward and still find joy, and that we would get to have our babies together.
My mom just called me and told me that at four months pregnant - again - she lost her baby and had to deliver it. I am heartbroken for my sweet friend. I absolutely can't imagine the pain she's going through, especially a second time. I also can't describe the guilt I feel that she has lost two babies in the time I've kept one. Guilt is a weird thing, isn't it? Life is unfair, that some of us get to keep a baby and some of us don't, and that we're forced to just keep going on with everything.
So tonight, I pray for women who have lost babies, and also for women who keep them, that we may all know how to deal with this tragedy and help each other through it all. I'd also like to invite you, this community of bloggers and friends, whether you're religious or not, to say a small prayer or send a positive thought outward for women struggling with this sadness.