Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Last weekend, Gavin and I participated in the OC Walk To Remember.
It's a painful and horrible truth that not every pregnancy results in a baby, and not every delivery in a bouncing baby. Miscarriage is much more common than most people are aware and for many it's a devastating and life changing loss. Our family will never be the same without the children we lost.
While I can't even put into words the joy I feel at the baby who's comforting me even now with his kicks and wiggles, it is not his job, and he will never, replace what we've lost. As we look forward with hope and as much optimism as we can muster, we will always remember the path to get here and the miracles we never had the opportunity to meet face to face.