One thing I hope Ready for Air will do is connect us to one another. I’ve said that before, but it bears repeating. I felt so alone and isolated after Stella’s birth, and I know other women felt and feel that same way.
So I was so happy to read Sarah’s words over at Journeys of the Zoo this morning. Sarah and her husband had triplets in 2009. But not all of them made it out of the NICU. One of their sons, Alexander, died of Necrotizing Enterocolitis. And while their sweet survivors, Max and Artemis, bring Sarah and her husband a ton of joy, they feel Alexander’s loss every day. Our stories are different, as they always are. But Sarah still found hope in the book, which made me so happy.
When I first found out that Kate was writing this book, I was so excited to read it. Partly because I’d reviewed Use Your Words: Writing Guide for Moms and loved her writing style and partly because I hoped that someone would understand what it’s like to be me. If even for a minute.
In this book, Kate bares her soul and the power of her words remind me that someone understands what it’s like to have a high risk pregnancy, daily life in the NICU and go on to survive.
Fours years later and the sound of Max’s crying brings out the same sights, sounds and feelings of those 8 weeks in the NICU. They haven’t gone away. I’m not sure that they ever will.
They might not, but at least there are people out there that understand! Thank you, Sarah, for your words and for being a part of the blog book tour. Please check out Journeys of the Zoo!