Thursday, June 9, 2011

Article about a stillborn baby in The Irish Times

There is a quote from this article that I find particularly striking: 


With a stillborn baby, there is no past to be mourned – which is another loss in itself – but there are the endless, unfulfilled possibilities of the future that we need, somehow, to make our peace with.


Although, I do feel like there is a past to be mourned. Jacob lived and then he died. Although he never took a breath of air and he only lived inside me, he still lived and, therefore, has a past. 

4 comments:

Rhiannon said...

I agree 100%.

Laura said...

I agree with you. There is a past, however brief. There are memories, if only a few.

cullensblessings said...

I completely agree...

Drew's Parents said...

I really liked that article but also had a problem with the idea that there was no past to be mourned. Too often that is the mindset of those who expect us to "move on." I completely agree with you! Sending you love and support!