Capture my grief - On the road to healing

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Day 16 - Releasing of the due date balloons. Hard day, mixed emotions all around.

Day 16 - Releasing of the due date balloons. Hard day, mixed emotions all around.

In between - Sometimes it's just sadness, sometimes it's just a broken heart, nothing sadder that the tears of a child. Never having gotten to have a child of our own makes me quite sad, but that's the hand we were dealt. I just want to cry sometimes, but that can be the hardest step of all. I hold back all too often. I miss the over emotional, always ready to express version of myself, but sadly I am not backward compatible. Sometimes I feel like a jerk for failing to properly express…

In between - Sometimes it's just sadness, sometimes it's just a broken heart, nothing sadder that the tears of a child. Never having gotten to have a child of our own makes me quite sad, but that's the hand we were dealt. I just want to cry sometimes, but that can be the hardest step of all. I hold back all too often. I miss the over emotional, always ready to express version of myself, but sadly I am not backward compatible. Sometimes I feel like a jerk for failing to properly express…

CaptureYourGrief

CaptureYourGrief

Day 5 - Healing ink; these matching tattoos in Elder Futhark rune alphabet spell love, other meanings for the runes are water(the healing power of renewal), home, joy/comfort, ideal marriage/partnership.

Day 5 - Healing ink; these matching tattoos in Elder Futhark rune alphabet spell love, other meanings for the runes are water(the healing power of renewal), home, joy/comfort, ideal marriage/partnership.

This may not be the best board, but my anxiety, grief and depression have been getting the best of me.

This may not be the best board, but my anxiety, grief and depression have been getting the best of me.

Day 19 - This was my project for remembering the loss. I made a charm remembrance bracelet with hemp knotwork. Thanks to some friends in the local community for helping acquire some of the materials. The center stone represents our first absent baby and the stones on either side of it represent our second.

Day 19 - This was my project for remembering the loss. I made a charm remembrance bracelet with hemp knotwork. Thanks to some friends in the local community for helping acquire some of the materials. The center stone represents our first absent baby and the stones on either side of it represent our second.

Day 18 - Our family, for now.

Day 18 - Our family, for now.

Day 6 - Of course, I know it was technically more involved for my wife, she dealt with the physical as well as the emotional. Thankfully I didn't hear this from many, but nothing is worse than someone trying to "help" while actually invalidating your pain. Miscarriage is hard for dad hopefuls too.

Day 6 - Of course, I know it was technically more involved for my wife, she dealt with the physical as well as the emotional. Thankfully I didn't hear this from many, but nothing is worse than someone trying to "help" while actually invalidating your pain. Miscarriage is hard for dad hopefuls too.

Day 17 - On the due date of our first loss, preparing balloons for release, I can't remember everything I wrote, but I think that's the point.

Day 17 - On the due date of our first loss, preparing balloons for release, I can't remember everything I wrote, but I think that's the point.

Day 15 - Due to the timing vs that of the original project, this is not a wave of light but rather a solitary flicker. Still, a candle lit for my missing ones.

Day 15 - Due to the timing vs that of the original project, this is not a wave of light but rather a solitary flicker. Still, a candle lit for my missing ones.

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