In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, I am reposting.
What parents with a baby in heaven want you to know (but may not say)
“This article addresses some issues which are specific to those who have lost a baby to miscarriage or stillbirth and those whose baby died shortly after birth, possibly due to premature birth or other health issues. Each baby is unique. Each loss is unique. Each person’s grief is unique. But all these parents have experienced a special kind of loss.
Many of these parents do not have pictures of their baby – she was born straight into the arms of Jesus before any pictures could be taken. Their baby may not have even had a name; they never knew its gender.
Others have pictures they do not share – their child was born “asleep” and the pictures are not sweet to anyone else but his parents.
Some have only a few pictures, and they would love for you to ooh and ahh over them!”