Mother’s Day after miscarriage (and other types of pregnancy loss) can be hard. Give someone you love a soft place to land.
When I experienced my first miscarriage I had never felt so isolated, confused, and angry. I had also never felt such sadness—deep, deep sorrow.
In the aftermath of my loss, I scoured the internet for stories and swallowed them like medication. I needed to read the experiences of others in order to know I wasn’t alone. Reading them made me feel validated in my own experiences. It didn’t take away my grief, but it affirmed the dignity of it.
In the years since, I’ve experienced three more miscarriages. I’ve written a book and published dozens of articles on the subject, but there’s one thing I’ve found to be the most important: Stories.
Stories are so important, in fact, I’ve created a whole community around it.
I’d like to introduce you to Our Scarlett Stories—a brand new pregnancy loss community to support women after miscarriage, stillbirth, and other types of pregnancy loss. At the heart of Our Scarlett Stories is the desire to create a spacious place to read and share stories. Stories—those of others as well as our own—help us heal if we’re willing to digest and absorb them and let them transform us.
Everyone grieves. But not everyone grieves with hope and hope makes all the difference.
It’s my conviction there are two essential components to grieving with hope: the presence and promise of Jesus and the compassionate support of a gracious community. It’s within this context you’ll experience your deepest healing. And it’s why we exist.
A Mother’s Day gift for the woman who’s had a miscarriage
If you don’t know what to get a bereaved mom this Mother’s Day to help her feel seen, why not consider gifting her a membership?
Why not gift one to yourself?
Find out more: www.ourscarlettstories.com