Molly Piper condenses her blog series on grieving the loss of her stillborn daughter, Felicity, over at Rocks in My Dryer. You can find it here: What I'd Like For You To Know: The Mother Of a Stillborn Child. I, of course, appreciate her insight and openness. I especially resonated with her thoughts on "I Want to Talk About Her" (Him), "Please Ask Specific Questions," and "Please Persevere."
After reading and thinking about this, I was reminded of how grateful I am for our family and friends who took care of us during the intensity of that 1st year of grieving. I know that we were not very comfortable to be around, not very fun, and we didn't have much in our reserves to give back to you. So, thank you for loving us with your words and deeds. You have no idea how they carried us through such a dark time. Even the small things meant the world to us: it let us know that we were not alone with this great burden and heart-break, that you too shared in missing Baby Paul, and that we would somehow get through. Thank you.