“Grieving the child, you thought you would have, does not mean you don’t love your child that is”
Many of us daydreamed about the child we thought we would have, pictured moments of watching them grow, and projected ideas onto ourselves of what type of parent we thought we would be. It is common for that vision to look quite different from what you have now. Grief does not need to be associated with death, but rather a transition from one reality to another. It is important to process and grieve the idea of the new reality which includes riding the waves of emotion when they arise. These waves include conflicting emotions which often contribute to feelings of shame and hopelessness. Allow us to help you process these emotions and embrace the unique journey that is new to you.