Miscarriage is painful every time. It uniquely painful when one has struggled through infertility for years. To finally conceive and start to hope again … well, that is a joyful time indeed! So much planning and hoping and preparing goes into this tiny little miracle.

And then the emotional slap of miscarriage dashes all the hope in one fell swoop. Understanding is slow to come. Hearts are slow to heal. Hope is hard to retrieve. But love lasts. The love for a child that is miraculously bestowed upon conception just gets stronger – even when the child is taken prematurely. Miscarriage is hard. But love is stronger.