Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and Omari Hardwick‘s wife, Jae Hardwick, took to social media to remember the son they lost 10 years ago.
In a post on her Instagram page, Jae wrote:
Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
On November 19, 2008, I delivered mine and Omari’s stillborn son. I was seven and a half months pregnant.
In this photo, is my first sonogram after finding out I was pregnant as well as his hospital blanket and hat, hospital id bracelet and a pamphlet I was given that I guess was supposed to help guide me though the indescribable pain of losing a child.
I share this very personal experience only because it is still so taboo to speak of a pregnancy loss. Women and men suffer in silence. I want to draw attention to the large number of women who, like me, carried a life but then were forced to say ‘goodbye’ before they were able to say ‘hello.’
To all my fellow Mamas who know the agony of this type of loss, know you’re not alone in your pain. You are not less. You are not damaged. I pray for your comfort, peace and continued healing.
The pain never completely goes away, but for me, it lessens each time I use my experience of with pain and loss to aid another heart freshly broken.
Let’s all be extra gentle with each other, we never know what someone is silently suffering with.
P.s. We delivered Nova, our rainbow baby, almost four years later, to THE DAY that we buried our Son. #GodRedeems
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I so love Jae for her transparency and I hope by sharing her personal experience it helps other women to heal just a little more.