If you’re the grieving parent of a child you likely know CarlyMarie. This year I’m participating in her new worldwide project called Capture Your Grief. I plan/hope to capture a new inspired image or a picture from the past based on her topics as I walk through grief with thousands of parents around the world. I wanted to document that here as well. I’ll keep this brief and let the following images speak for themselves as we recognize Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I will update as I’m able here.
I’m also adding notes about where I was last year at this time. The month of October was when we had confirmation of our pregnancy, found out about the triplets and had our appointment with the perinatologist. Six years ago I was also newly pregnant with our second child and delivered via emergency c-section on October 12th due to the baby growing in my fallopian tube (ectopic).
(Carly’s notes are with each inspiration topic and my comments follow each image)
Day 1. Sunrise I thought it would be sweet for us all to capture the beginning of this beautiful project and important month by us all getting up early to photograph the sunrise from wherever we are in the world.
My thoughts: It’s ironic right. The first day’s post is for a sunrise. Do you think I remembered or was physically able to remove my body from bed in time to take a sunrise picture? The answer above is quite obvious. Any of you who know me personally are not at all surprised by this. That said I think it illustrates my grief quite well for the first assignment. Nothing on this journey has been as it was hoped to be. But this is what I’ve been given. I try to find the light in so much darkness. So today although I missed my sunrise, God gave me a beautiful harvest moon instead. I took time to cherish it and thank Him for it. I like to imagine what the view is from Heaven tonight.