Hard times can make you stronger…

Three ago yesterday, I walked into my OB’s office for a routine check-up. I was 16 weeks pregnant with our son, Henry.
What followed was a 4-day whirlwind of shock and grief.
Henry’s story.

As we approach the date of our son’s third anniversary, I find myself in a state of deep contemplation again.
Bill and I both have some things going on in our lives right now… personal matters, friendship woes, and work stress (in Bill’s case, not mine).
It’s easy to get a little “woe is me” now and again, but I have to say that I feel very lucky to have such a great husband.

After a very long day working yesterday (Bill, not me!), we both sat down on our bedroom floor and talked.
We talked about all the things that are going on in our lives right now. We unloaded and vented and offered one another support.

I know a lot of relationships suffer when a child is lost, but losing Henry has honestly brought Bill and I closer together.
Thank God. I can’t imagine losing my husband as well as my baby.
I am so grateful that I can talk to Bill absolutely anything. He truly is my best friend and confidante.
With him by my side, I feel we can get through anything and achieve all that we need to.
We are far from perfect, but we love and trust one another, and we are always willing to make things work… together.
I can’t imagine my life without him.

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
Joshua J. Marine

8 thoughts on “Hard times can make you stronger…

  1. Oh dear… I hear you. Been thinking about you & Henry this week. Sorry that he can’t be with you – but happy you have sweet Gwennie and lovely Bill by your side. Sending much love for the next few days! xoxo

  2. Oh Sarah I’m so sorry 😦 I’ve had the pleasure of watching your and Bill’s relationship grow between knowing you on LJ and FB. I’m so glad you two have a strong loving marriage that can with stand all of life’s traumas 🙂 You are both blessed with your sweet little Gwennie 🙂
    Love to you! Colleen

  3. Isn’t it amazing how trying times can truly bring a couple closer? I’m glad that’s what happened with you and Bill, and that you’re able to take time just the two of you to talk, no matter what’s going on.

    Has it really been three years already??

    Will be thinking about you, Bill and Gwen this week.

    Hugs galore from the east coast. xoxoxo

  4. You are truly blessed with Bill – I have known it from the first time I met him. It makes me very happy to know that you have a strong and loving marriage . Gwennie is the
    Light of your lives (and mine) . I am so sad for you that Henry didn’t have the chance to join your happy lives and you know how much I will be thinking of you over the next few days (and always) .
    All my love, Mum xox

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