My Mission and Vision
Long before I had my own miscarriage I’ve been an advocate for those who miscarry - those who have any sort of pregnancy loss, termination, stillbirth, infant loss, or infertility. They are all losses, no matter the type - and a loss is a loss is a loss is a loss. I’ve spoken up, trying to eliminate the stigma and unnecessary shame, and normalize these conversations. It’s been so important to me for many years. And now since my own miscarriage the advocacy transitioned from an urge into something more than essential for me. It became imperative to speak up even louder and to even more people about the grief of losing a baby. And then with my loud-mouth shouting I began wanting to do more and to be more.
I would have given anything and everything to keep my son I miscarried, and then I would have gotten more just to give that all away too. But I couldn’t keep him, and when he had to leave he gave me this gift as he went - my new mission and driving purpose in life. If I could design the world myself, then no own would lose a baby. Ever. And I wish I had that power. But what I can do in this life, something I do have the powers to do, is use my skills and experience to be the very best support I can be.
My mission and driving purpose, for the rest of my life, is to work with and support other mamas of loss. My mission is to meet each individual exactly where they are and help them get to where they want to be. My mission is to use my sensitivity and empathy to listen with my whole being and support always. My mission is to use my unique creativity to inspire, guide, and help. My mission is for no one to ever feel alone in the midst of the worst days of their life as they lose their baby. My mission is to be here for anyone who needs me for as long as I can, and in any way I can. And with this mission I hope to keep reducing the stigma and shame around our losses, I hope to ensure this community is stronger together, and no one feels alone through this.
It’s a vision that may take a while to achieve, but I have the patience. Let’s make it happen together.