S1: E4, Elizabeth, “He Was So Lucky You Are His Parents, Because I Know How Much You Loved Him”
What do you say when someone you love loses a child to miscarriage?
Lindsay lost her second child, Ethan, to miscarriage in 2012. In remembrance of Ethan during this Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, she shares her experience of a friend reaching out with words that brought comfort. Honoring the dignity of the life of the child and acknowledging the reality of the parents’ loss shows a respect for life that is often missing in people’s attempts to console, but these can make all the difference for a grieving parent (or grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, etc.)
From Elizabeth, “He was so lucky you were his parents, because I know how much you loved him.”
In this episode, Lindsay mentions her old blog, Young Married Mom, where she processed her loss and curated a list of resources. She also talks about this article on Verily, but didn’t mention this recent one at CatholicMom.com.
The books Lindsay recommends are her own, Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God; After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing and Hope by Karen Edmisten; and Blessed Is The Fruit of Thy Womb: Rosary Reflections on Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss by Heidi Indahl.
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