One of the hardest stories we ever had to hear. A + N so bravely shared their story of love and loss, that moved us beyond words. We won't attempt to rewrite their story in our words, so we'll share A's words, and we hope this brings some encouragement to those of you who have grieved the loss of a child.
"Something that many people aren't aware of, is that statistically worldwide, miscarriage affects 1 in 4 pregnancies. This means that of all the women in our lives, family members, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, it is likely that there are some who have been through / or are going through a miscarriage, and yet not many of us are aware of the pain and loss they are experiencing.
Perhaps it is because it's taboo, too sad, too personal or makes people feel uncomfortable. Either way, something that affects so many women cannot be ignored. It should be brought out into the open and discussed - and that could bring comfort and healing to those who desperately need it.
I am unfortunately, the 1 in 4. My favorite Lucy & Mui piece is the Teardrop Diamond Twist Ring in Gold. I bought it so that I can wear it on the fourth finger of my right hand always, in memory of the second baby my husband and I lost through a miscarriage.
I wanted the piece to be subtle, so that what it means to me is personal only to me, unless I choose to share its story with someone who cares. I wanted it to be a diamond, like my perfect baby who was precious and resilient, and tiny, like she was when she went to heaven. I wanted the diamond to be shaped like a teardrop, to remember all the tears I've shed. And to remind myself that it's okay to grieve, even if the grieving lasts a lifetime, because to grieve is to love.
I found the perfect ring in Lucy & Mui's Teardrop Diamond Twist Ring, in gold, because heaven is paved in gold, and that's where our baby is."