Yup, so I decided to write about more DEATH. Awesome, huh? Well, I was thinking about my grandmother (Dad's mother) the other day. She had four children, and one of them died about 10 days after birth. This was a fact that I knew growing up, but something I never really wondered too much about prior to my own losses.
I've been wondering what kind of support she had after the death. Knowing my grandfather, he was a wonderful person, but I can't see him being the "nurturing and empathetic" type. How did women in that day and age deal with the deaths of their children emotionally? Miscarriage and the death of children is STILL such a taboo topic. I can't imagine how it must have been in the forties.
Since my first miscarriage, I've talked to friends, joined message boards, and started this blog as just the FIRST steps to recovery. As a follow-up to Yaya's post, it's so important to comment on people's blogs when you read. I really, really appreciate all of your wonderful comments, and I try to reciprocate as often as possible.
Reading, writing and commenting are all part of my healing process. I hope that my grandmother's family was enough to pull her through the tough times, because I can't imagine having to go it alone.
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