The story I wish I never had to tell.
Our son, Joshua, was born sleeping in 2014 during my 39th week of pregnancy. I was just a few days shy of my due date. After we received news that he no longer had a heartbeat, I knew my life would change forever. What I didn’t know, was how hard it would be to find the right support when I needed it.
I’ll never forget my first counseling session. My mom drove 45 minutes to take me to this well-known therapist who specialized in infant and pregnancy loss. I hadn’t seen a therapist ever before, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. To my surprise, the therapist was crying to me before I could even finish telling her why I scheduled an appointment to see her.
After a few more minutes of this, I found myself comforting her in MY time of need.
From that moment on, I knew I wanted to change the way that society supports parents who grieve the loss of their babies.
Parents of an Angel is committed to providing (and creating) the resources and support to grieving families that I couldn’t find after our loss.
Hey, I get it. Talking to people about losing a baby is hard and really uncomfortable. The reality, though, is that 1 in 4 pregnancies will result in a miscarriage or stillbirth. Yes, you read that right. 1 in 4.
One. In. Four.
Looking back, I have learned so much on my journey of healing. I’m committed to sharing everything I discovered along the way so that the grieving process is more comforting for the next mom and dad.
The Parents of an Angel ministry is comprised of an online boutique, a blog, and a podcast. This ministry is your safe space to grieve, heal, and take care of yourself.
Not sure where to start? Check out our boutique for keepsakes, and memorial gifts.
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