Monday, June 30, 2008

Dealing with how others think you should grieve

I read this post today. It is on grief and how after a child dies, especially when it is a stillbirth, people seem to want to rush us back to living just as we were before. It is a great description of how that feels and why I reject that push. Like I have said to countless other mothers, feel what you feel. Own it. No one has the right to tell you have to grieve, what is proper, etc. Here is a link to the blog.

1 comment:

Dr. Joanne Cacciatore said...

Oh Allie- indeed our children *are* worth pause. My heart goes out to you, and I hope others come to know and understand and nurture your suffering.