“Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope is a place for us to come together and share our stories and our faces with others who may be looking for reassurance that they are not alone.”
I’m sad but relieved to join the legions of women (and some men) as they retell their heartbreaking stories on this site. I even found a few moms who had lost their children to osteogenesis imperfecta type 2. It’s a terrible thing to have in common with someone. But alas, life can be shit sometimes, so there you have it.
The site helps destigmatize loss, because so many women (and men) suffer in silence. We either feel too scarred and brimming with tears from our experience to talk about it, or we feel that no one really understands what we’ve gone through. There’s no point in bringing it up because, as we are hyper-aware, nobody really knows what to say to us. So we often hear things that hurt us rather than their intended aim of providing comfort. Well, my blog and other projects, like Carly Marie‘s blog, Still Standing Magazine, Small Bird Studios, and so many others, bring our grief to the forefront and, I think the only time we’ll stop talking about our angel babies is when we finally join them.
My post is a mashup of several stories from my For Henry pages, so you won’t read anything new in my story, but please visit Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope anyway for the messages of hope woven delicately into the free expression of tragedy.