This week is a bit difficult for me and my family. It was a year ago this Friday, October 5th that I went to the hospital to find out that I was having a miscarriage. I was eight weeks pregnant with our second baby, and we were devastated. It was Thanksgiving weekend, and we learned very quickly to be thankful for all the wonderful things in our life. A loss like that puts your life in perspective for sure, and I saw how lucky I was to have such a supportive family and friends who care about me.
Since then a lot has happened, even though it seems like no time has passed at all. A year later, and I am a few short weeks away from welcoming our rainbow baby into the world. We found out in February that we were pregnant again, and we felt so blessed to be given another chance. It was scary at first because we could never forget what happened and knowing that it could happen again. Every day has been a gift, and even though I complain about the aches and pains (and jabs in the ribcage!), I take each inconvenience to mean that things are just as they should be.
But even though we are going to have this new little person in our life, we won’t ever forget the life we lost. It may have been only eight weeks, but he or she will always be a part of our family and our story.
I took this photo last weekend after a cold and rainy afternoon, and that rainbow couldn’t have come at a more fitting time. It’s true that we don’t want to have to deal with pain and sadness in our lives, but it’s those hard times that make us truly appreciate the good things. I am so excited to meet our little girl and to tell her how special she is to us every day xox