Holidays are different and difficult after loss. I remember how hard this past Independence Day was for me, and remembered thinking what an odd time for grief to be so overwhelming. Even though Valentines Day is meant for love and romance, there is a hole left by those who have gone who weren’t romantic partners. It is not a visible wound, but can still be scraped raw by the Hallmark decorations and red-wrapped chocolates.
I wrote a love letter for the Pregnancy After Loss Support magazine to all the loss mamas out there. Visit their page and check it out at https://pregnancyafterlosssupport.org/to-pregnant-after-loss-mama-love-as-compass/
For anyone who is hurting this Valentines Day, you don’t have to pretend you aren’t. I hope you take this weekend to take care of your own heart.