We get it.
Heartbreak is heartbreak. Loss is loss. Grief is grief.
Well, sort of.
And so it begins, moving into this new year, with new light, new transitions and the promise of a freshish start.
Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is kind of in a daze this week? I don't think I've noticed it before to this degree - it seems like 2018 was a harder year than we’ve seen in awhile. If you're here, you know more than most just how true this is.
I've been spending these dazey days re-inventing what I'd like to offer you through MYH this year. The reinvention was complicated slightly by losing power for 5 days over Christmas after a massive windstorm here on Vancouver Island.
What I thought would be a challenging time, of having to step back from the screen and keyboard and all the functions of putting together the new program, ended up turning into a gift - in that I was able to sit and spend time thinking and even writing for hours by candlelight, something I don't ever remember doing.
I'm glad you've found your way here and I hope you'll find a sense of connection and support over the next while.
We gather here for so many painful reasons.
There is beauty here as well.
You may be here because you have experienced infertility, you may have lost your baby at some time during pregnancy, birth or infancy, your child may have died later in childhood or young adulthood or you may have said goodbye to a baby or child due to an adoption breakdown or for any other heartbreaking reason.
My heart is with you as you miss and long for the beloved missing one(s) not in your arms.
You may not have gone through one of these deep losses yourself but may be here because you love someone who has you want to support them. Thank you.
You may be here because you would like to learn more about grief and baby loss, child loss or infertility, or coping with another related loss.
I would love...