Just out of reach

there’s always a new kind of pain
to learn.

I thought I had encountered them all,
but no.

the pain of waiting on possibility,
on hope — hope so small it barely resembles hope —

creates an ache on my fingertips
that makes me worry

this dream will always be
just out of reach.

4 thoughts on “Just out of reach

  1. Kathy, I’m so grateful to have found your blog. I lost my daughter Allison on March 22nd at 31 weeks due to a cord accident and relate to so many of your posts. Thank you for sharing Tinsley’s story with us.

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    1. Oh Alana, I am so, so sorry. Have you joined a Facebook group yet? The Stillbirth & Infant Loss Support group is my favorite one. I really need to be surrounded and engaged with other moms that understand how life shattering this experience is…. sending you love.


      1. Hi Kathy, I did join the Stillbirth & Infant Loss Support group on Facebook yesterday after seeing it listed in your post about resources. It is comforting to know that I’m not alone in this experience. I plan to refer back to the list of resources you provided in the coming weeks and months as I continue to grieve for Allison. There is so much information and support out there but it can be overwhelming to process it all at once. Thank you again.

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  2. it is completely overwhelming. there is a quote that “grief is just love with no place to go.” when i would curl up and cry and hold Tinsley’s picture (which i still do regularly) i remind myself this is the other side of love. we grieve so deeply because we love so deeply. i’ll be keeping you and Allison in my thoughts and prayers. reach out to me anytime, okay? xoxo


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