Mom to River Angel Marshall
Stillborn April 8, 2012
Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada
There is Grief and there is Gratitude.
Life can be so very cruel on occasion. I could list a dozen examples, heck, if I really tried I could probably list a hundred. What would be the point?
My personal tragedy isn’t unique to me, although my experience of it, and how I react to it and how it has changed me is unique.
After months of trying to get pregnant, Jason and I came to terms with the fact that we were unable to conceive without assistance. We contemplated seeking fertility treatments, but in the end we decided that was not the best option for us. We had a few reasons for coming to that decision; mainly there was a financial consideration, and secondarily was the concern about how hormone treatments might affect my already fragile emotional state, given that I suffer from anxiety disorder and depression. [Read more…]