All parents experience parental grief as part of their parenting journey.
There are two types of parental grief. There is the irreconcilable grief that comes from the death of a child that no parent ever truly recovers from. (If this is you I hold nothing but love and respect in my heart for your loss).
And then there is the more nuanced grief that comes from the loss of our identities, ideas and expectations of what parenthood would be like.
There is nothing in the world like it – this heartbreakingly beautiful experience of life and death – becoming and surrender that we as parents go through every day. Read more…