Mother’s Day when your arms are empty – Mum’s Moment Project

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Sarah wrote to me nominating her friend Kellie but she wasn’t sure whether Kellie would be eligible, even though Sarah felt she should be. I could not agree more so here is Kellie’s story.

Around ten months ago Kellie delivered a beautiful little girl who was still at birth. [Just typing this sets off the tears]. She and her husband have tried for a number of years to fall pregnant and had to endure two miscarriages early in previous pregnancies. So you can imagine that when their little “miracle” made it through the first trimester, then the second and then full term that they where ecstatic. At just over 38 weeks Kellie became aware that she had not felt any movement for a while and was hit with the devastating news that the doctors could no longer find a heart beat. Then to endure the torment of birthing her beloved baby girl [Abby] and the bittersweetness of getting to see her and hold her …… and then have to say goodbye.

Needless to say, Kellie has had a rough time of it and Sarah would love to see her get something special and remind her that despite not being able to watch Abby grow up that she is absolutely her mum and absolutely deserves to be honoured on Mother’s Day.

A mother’s love for her unborn child can be ferocious and consuming. All the ideals and plans for the future, all that protective mother lion love that goes into these little beings from the time they are just embryos means you are a Mum regardless of if and how long you got to cradle your baby. Medical science might say otherwise but I believe you are a mum from the moment you pee on that stick or get confirmation from your doctor. If this baby has been long wanted, then he or she has been around in your heart and mind even before that confirmation. You are a mum.

Six babies are born still everyday in Australia. If you or someone you know needs information you can go to http://www.sandssa.org here in South Australia or http://www.stillbirthfoundation.org.au. Both websites offer support, information and you can donate to help find a cause for stillbirth and support bereaved parents.  Sands South Australia supports not only families affected by stillbirth but also miscarriage, neonatal death, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy and genetic/medically advised termination. Any parents or family that have suffered the death of a baby from conception into infancy.

I know a number of families who have suffered the death of a child and know that unless you have walked in those shoes you just can not imagine the pain, anguish and emptiness that comes with life without their little people. We can have sympathy for their sadness and grief but never understand what each day brings for those parents now. Thank you so much to Sarah for nominating Kellie and bringing her story to us. Undeniably Mother’s Day is going to be extremely tough but I hope those around Kellie, and all the Mum’s that have endured the nightmare, honour them as the Mum’s they are.

If you would like to nominate somebody you can do so here:

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