Angels In My Heart

angelsISBN: 978-0-9824982-9-3

By Kathleen Olowin

If anyone had told me when I graduated college that one day I would be writing a book about miscarriage, I would have thought they were crazy. Although I took a minor concentration in English as an undergraduate, I had no aspirations to be a writer. At the time I got married, I had heard of miscarriage, but assumed it was something rare that would never happen to me.  Little did I know how common it is, or how much I would come to know about it.

Each year, in the United States alone, nearly one million women experience the heartbreak of a miscarriage. An additional 26,000 families are faced with the trauma of a stillborn baby. The numbers are staggering, and yet, unless they know someone who has experienced this kind of a loss, most of these families feel very alone in their grief.

Every person’s story is different, yet we all share common feelings and experiences as we try to come to terms with the death of our child. I don’t profess to know all the answers—there is no magic formula which will suddenly make your world right again. The words I offer come merely from my own experience. But I hope, by sharing my journey with you, I can help with one small step of your healing.

 You are not alone.