A decade later, and the lessons I have learned
empathy , families , hope , loss , miscarriage , rainbow baby / 27 June 2017

About one and a half years ago, I wrote a very heartfelt post about books that get us through the deep and ugly in life. You can find the link here. I was moved to do so, after hearing the tragic story of my daughter’s teacher suffering a loss similar to mine. As yesterday marked the ten year mark for me, I felt it was time to write down some of my feelings, and the lessons I have learned in this decade after this life-changing experience. Let me start by saying, I am one of the very lucky, blessed women out there, who have four, beautiful children, that today are living healthy lives, and are doing well in their lives. I understand that although I have known loss, others out there have known even greater loss, and continue to face that loss on a daily basis. My loss has been softened somewhat with my “rainbow baby”. But I am getting ahead of myself. Early June 2007 I discovered I was pregnant of Buysse baby n°3, and I was ecstatic, as I was with the past two pregnancies. I was one of those women (up to that point) to get pregnant…