Tuesday, November 2, 2010

We Are Not Alone

I'm not really one for H0llywood gossip (and those of you who know me - know this is at total lie).

But I've had a pit in my stomach all day about THIS story.

This just hits WAY to close to home.

I am sorry for Lilly Allen & her family, who recently had a second miscarriage - this time at 6 months.

I can't think of anything that is more cruel.

I also really appreciate stars who are open and honest about their fertility struggles. I've been watching Giuliana and Bill this season - and every show resonates with me. I deeply respect their bravery & am really grateful for their transparency.

Though it is heartbreaking to read & hear about, I think it's so important that women talk about it - if it's the right choice for you.

I can't tell you how much comfort and support I've had from other women who have experienced miscarriages.

Thank you, to all the wonderful women in my life who have shared their journeys & struggles with me - I will forever be grateful for your support and presence during such a difficult time.

I will always be willing & supportive when others come to me with their stories - sharing my struggles has already helped many of my girlfriend.

Until people start talking about it - you'd NEVER realize how many of us struggle with our fertility and pregnancies.

We are not alone.

On average, 2,000 mommy's and daddy's lose babies to miscarriage and/or infant death EVERY DAY.

If you would like, click HERE to check out I AM THE FACE. An amazingly supportive and eye-opening website, where mommy's and daddy's can share their stories of their children in heaven.

God bless.


mrsmouthy said...

I shy away from Hollywood gossip as much as you (ahemahem), and I have wondered more than once why no one in Hollywood ever seems to miscarry or have children with disabilities, with 1 or 2 exceptions. I imagine if I were that much in the spotlight though, I too would be super guarded about what the media knows. But still...

Suzi said...

You are strong. That's it. That's all that's coming to mind right now. Love you, girl.