We have a different kind of vlog for you today.
This one is for all the couples and women out there who are going through or may go through the heartache of a miscarriage. Sadly a miscarriage happens to 1 in 4 pregnancies in Australia and most women suffer in silence.
There has always been a pressure not to announce a pregnancy before 12 weeks due to the risk of a miscarriage. While we do partially agree, this is the reason why many women never even get an opportunity to talk about their grief-- as the pregnancy was never announced to begin with.
For this reason, we have always shared the exciting news with friends and family who we knew would rejoice with us but more importantly, offer their support if we were to experience a miscarriage. In doing so, we make ourselves vulnerable but our decision was proven to have been a wise one this past week when we went through our first pregnancy loss.
We have been through a roller coaster of emotions over the past 2 months-- falling pregnant after 9 months of trying to conceive and then dealing with the devastation of our loss. Although somehow in the span of 3 days, we went from devastation to complete peace over our situation. It was all in our choice to respond with the right attitude. There are certain life lessons that God wants to teach us that can only be learnt through significant loss and that's exactly what He did.
We are sharing our story with our YouTube family and the world because we believe there is strength to be drawn from our experience. If you feel brave, we encourage you to do the same and share your stories with us because only then will you realise that truly, you are not alone.
Sending you all our love and prayers,
Sonia and Andy
PS. Your thoughts and prayers brought a beautiful warmth to my dark little hospital room while I lay in my stiff hospital bed reading your comments. Thank you x