Day 205

I woke up this morning feeling a little off. I have had a bit of a cold the last week and my ear is now sore. I don’t know if it is from swimming for four days straight in the ocean or my cold. I am feeling down for a friend today who is going through a loss. I am feeling sad that another little soul decided to leave the earth early. I know that this happens more than most people realise. I wish we could talk about it more openly in our society. To give more support to the parents more that are going through this kind of loss whether it be miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. I have chosen to become a Gidget Angel as they requested if I would like to share my story and be a voice for loss parents. Some people believe it is good to pretend it doesn’t exist, or feel that it is too painful to speak about. From what I have noticed though particularly as someone who has been through a stillbirth loss, is that most parents want to talk about their children. They want them to be acknowledged by family and friends. They want their child’s memory protected and to live on forever. There wont be a day that goes by that they don’t think of their precious child. So if you know someone going through this please ask how they are going? Ask them how they feel today? What they most love about their child? What miracles have happened since their loss? Have they had any signs from their child? How is the grief in their heart? I know these questions aren’t easy to ask. Even just mentioning their child’s name in conversation is enough. Just because our children aren’t here physically it doesn’t mean we don’t still want to acknowledge their monthly milestones, birthdays, Easters and Christmas’s without them. They will always be a part of our families.

Hamish thank you for sending all your loving strength to us

Author: Jodie Matthews

I am a mother, writer, mindful life coach, minimalist and many other things. I love mother nature. I am happiest when I am floating in the ocean. I am a keen traveller and love to explore and discover new places. You can connect with me further on instagram at @jodieleannematthews

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