#miscarriageawareness Part Two

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After my first miscarriage, I decided to really focus on my health again. I had gone through a few jobs and worked weird hours, but I was at the point where I could make fitness a constant part of my routine again, so I did. Before my wedding PIIT28 got me in shape, and I knew it could do it again.

Even after the move from South Carolina to Virginia, I made fitness a part of my daily routine. I was eating healthy meals, getting in my workouts, and fitting in additional exercise by walking around the lake. Even though it was a fun Spring, it was still very hard getting used to living in a new place and not having any friends. I was still trying to understand my feelings about the miscarriage, and was biding time until we could try for a baby again. I knew we had to wait. We wanted to wait. Until Kyle and I both had jobs.

Then, it was great lights.

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#miscarriageawareness Part One

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Did you know that 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage? Does that number seem low to you? Because it does to me. In fact, if I was someone who never experienced a miscarriage I would look at those statistics and think, well that’s never going to happen to me!

Here’s another statistic for you, there are 3 million reported miscarriages in the US a year. Now that number is scary.

Miscarriage is something that is not talked about enough considering how many women it effects. I’m willing to bet you know someone, or maybe a couple of people who have had to deal with the loss of an unborn baby; whether you knew about it or not.

I had an aunt who had a miscarriage. One of my best friends had a miscarriage. When they each went through that loss, both times I said, “I can’t imagine what she’s going through. That’s my worst nightmare.”

Then, on December 2016, my worst nightmare came true.

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The Great Journey

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I stepped on the boulders

With my hands an feet

They swiveled and crumpled

Underneath me.

The heat radiated on each stone

Passing through my bones.

The stretch of gray was long and hard

I wasn’t even sure how I had made it thus far.

The ground beneath me began to shake

I hid in my shell to keep safe.

Suddenly I was lifted high, high above the ground

A thunderous, rumbling sound

Coming at me from all around.

Perhaps this was just another dream?

Suddenly we began to take wing.

I was soared through the air

At such a fast speed

The wind whistled through my ears

Before I was dropped into the cushion of green.

Finally I had reach my destination!

Thanks to some sort of divine intervention.

The sun glistened off the thick blades.

I think I will rest take a rest.

 

I thought it would be fun to write a poem in the point of view of that little turtle ^^^^ Me and my mom found him during our walk and put him in the grass so he wouldn’t get smooshed. He was the tiniest turtle I had ever seen. Just a wee baby that fit in the very palm of her hand.