All of a sudden, I heard my husband say, "My stomach gets tight every time I drive past here." I was looking out of the window to the right of the passenger seat, oblivious to what he was referring to. As I turned my head to ask him what he meant, I saw it.
Since the loss of our daughter Riley Elizabeth, I have often wondered about the meaning of life? What is it all for? I began to ponder our existence on this earth and view it in a different light. There are so many things that we put an emphasis on and in the scheme of life they really do not matter much at all.
If you have lost a child due to stillbirth, miscarriage, preterm delivery, illness, or SIDS, you know life changes forever after that. You see the world through a different lens and you can never go back to seeing the world as you did before the loss. The rose-colored glasses come off and you see the world with much more clarity.