Dear Sweet Momma,

Of all the things I want to share with you about the journey of being pregnant after a loss, nothing matters more than affirming to you just how brave you are.

You are brave for putting your feet on the floor every day, staring fear in the face and saying “you don’t own me”.

You are brave for choosing to believe that hope is possible, and seeking it out.

You are brave for pursuing your dream. Anyone that does that is super brave, in my book.

You are brave for allowing love to outweigh the fear.

You are brave. Grasp it for a while, even if it’s hard to believe. To quote Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor, “It’s not brave if you’re not scared”.

My hope for you is that through this journey, you will learn more about who you are and choose to be you to the fullest.

I hope you choose to be you, bravely.

I wish I could look into the future and tell you how everything works out; heck, I wish I could do that for myself. It’s true, we don’t know what the future holds, but I want you to know that you CAN do this.

You are brave. You can be brave.

Love is always worth being brave.

I hope in the midst of all this, you can embrace the moments when you feel joy, wonder, and motherly pride. Don’t for one second feel guilty about those moments. They are your moments- own them.

You are brave. Own it.


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