I have been blessed to have a very supportive family in all of this, and a select few friends as well.  Over the past year I have also made connections that have allowed my support system to grow, that I would have not made had none of this happened.  I have listened to stories where marriages are falling apart, family ties are broken, and friendships lost because of the loss of a child.  While most of the friends that I have, have not experienced anything like this, they try to understand.  Sure, they are some who don’t ask questions and don’t want to hear about it…so I don’t open up as much to them.  The connections that I have made with others are with those who have walked a similar path.  They understand, they ask, and even now…a year and half later, they still ask questions and let me know they are thinking about us.  My husband has been there through all my ups and downs, confusions and understandings, hopeful moments and worried times.  He has been strong when I could not be and he has been able to provide different perspectives on this whole thing that I would have never thought of.  My family, though scattered from one end of the continent to the other, has been there for us whenever we needed.  They’ve been helpful, understanding, supportive, and encouraging.  Though we may be scattered, we are still strong and supportive of each other.

Thank you to everyone who has been supportive.

The loss of child and the grief that follows can make what lies ahead of you seem like this…

But with supportive family and friends the healing is easier to take one step at a time, making the journey more like this…

You may not see the end directly, but getting through the grief becomes a little bit easier.

 

 

 

Liz Lauterbach

Wife, Mom, Photographer, and Writer walking the path of healing by sharing my story. http://www.myinfantloss.com
   
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