Unreasonable Failure

Shortly before my daughter was born six weeks ago, she was diagnosed with a congenital defect requiring surgery after her birth. She only lived for two weeks and I only held her once for about 15 minutes. I know I did nothing wrong and nothing I could have done would have changed the outcome. Four weeks later, everyone says they are proud at how I’ve handled losing my first child, but I cannot shake the feeling that I am a total failure.

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  1. says

    I lost our son three days after he was born. We too, only were able to hold him a brief time. From one mother of an angel to another, I sincerely know how this hurts. Lots of love.