Today I am basing my Wednesday Words on something I hear 2 girls talking about on the bus a few days ago. They were talking about one of their friends and about how she had recently suffered a miscarriage. I was shocked and horrified to hear supposed 'friends' saying these sorts of things:
'Who cares, it wasn't a real baby'
'It wasn't born so it doesn't matter'
'It's not as if she has met it'
'She already has one kid so I'm sure she'll get over it'
Who says these sorts of things? Why would you talk about a friend like that?
Miscarriage is such a horrible thing and you need support when you are going through it not uncalled for comments.
It would have been my due date on the 1st December (this coming Sunday) and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about the baby, the miscarriage, the pain...
A mother is not defined by the number of children you can see,
but by the love she holds in her heart.
- Franchesca Cox