Meghan, Duchess of Sussex – Each Woman

 

Words

Pregnancy And Miscarriage

Meghan

  1. “A morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib.”
  2. “After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.”
  3. “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” Meghan wrote.
  4. Writing that “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”
  5. “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heartbreak as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, ‘Are you OK?'” Meghan wrote.
  6. Later, she said, she “lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”
  7. “In being invited to share our pain, together we take the first steps toward healing.”

The Royals

  1. “[Prince] Charles has been supporting Harry and Meghan during their time of grief.
  2. “There is a great sadness around the royal family for Harry and Meghan.”
  3. The Queen’s office said they wouldn’t be making a public comment, calling Meghan and Harry’s experience “deeply personal,” while Charles’ said the same.

COVID-19

  1. The Duchess also referred to the human impact of the pandemic and the movement against structural racism and police brutality that have defined 2020.
    • “Health rapidly shifts to sickness. In places where there was once a community, there is now division,” she wrote.

Election

  1. And she referred to the proliferation of misinformation and the aftermath of the 2020 US election, adding:-
    • “We aren’t just fighting over our opinions of facts; we are polarized over whether the fact is, in fact, a fact.
      We are at odds over whether science is real. We are at odds over whether an election has been won or lost.”

Connected-ness

  1. “As much as we may disagree, as physically distanced as we may be, the truth is that we are more connected than ever because of all we have individually and collectively endured this year,” she concluded.

 

In Images

United Kingdom – Remembrance Sunday – 2020, November 8th – Los Angeles National Cemetery

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex put flowers on the grave of war dead at Los Angeles National Cemetery on November 8th, 2020.  Remembrance Sunday in the United Kingdom.
Lee Morgan

 

My Thoughts

  1. Not Lost on Me
    • Is how we all seek permission to love
    • Permission to be loved
    • Desire to hold, guard, and care over secrets and shames
  2. Love
    • Sons and Daughters of God, please do not allow anyone to rob you of caring and loving people
    • Hear what each has to say.  As willed by them, allow them to reveal their hearts and reasons
    • Then go on, and go ahead and choose love nonetheless
    • Prayerfully, your Holy God will let you and have you receive back some of that love along the way
  3. Trust
    • Each thing that happens, please consider whether your heavenly father has provided physical and spiritual means to address and cope
    • If not, please get a plant pod, water it, and watch it grow
  4. Discernment
    • Always consider what this means
    • Consider what “me feeling this way means
    • Consider what “me acting this way means
    • Ask what happens if I lose that person who is trying to edge me towards the better, the good
    • Some have lost that person, without knowing it

 

Referenced Work

  1. CNN
    • Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, reveals she had a miscarriage in July
      Link
  2. Wink
    • Duchess of Sussex reveals she had a miscarriage in the summer
      Link
  3. Marie Claire
    • Prince Charles Has Been “Supporting Harry and Meghan During Their Time of Grief” After Miscarriage
      Link
  4. USA Today
    • Duchess Meghan praised for sharing miscarriage; Chrissy Teigen in ‘grief depression hole’
      Link

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