It’s not even 11:00 am, and I find myself needing to swear off social media for the day.
During a quick scroll, I counted five pregnancy announcements. FIVE. Cute fall and Halloween themed photos, excitedly announcing “our little pumpkin” arriving in May.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am friends with these people, and I’m so, genuinely happy for them. BUT – these announcements also make me very, very sad for myself, and others in my same shoes. Every photo I scroll past is a reminder of what could have been… what should have been. Our second loss was only a month ago, and still feels raw. And while I know it’s 100% normal, it also feels wrong to be envious.
As we wrap up the last day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I just want to tell my sisters-in-loss that I’m thinking of you. I’m praying for you. You are strong. Today, this month, and always.
Sending love to my fellow loss mamas with heavy hearts today, and trying my damnest to be strong, too.
You are never, ever alone. 💗💕