5 Year Anniversary of Bridget's Due Date

It's hard to believe that it's been five years since Bridget's due date of February 6, 2015. In some ways it feels like it was so recent and in other ways it feels like it was so long ago. I remember taking the picture above on the day of her actual due date, hands crossed over my empty belly, under my broken heart.

I can remember all of the emotions, the pain, the raw grief. My heart and mind were in deep anguish and I wondered how I would ever live the rest of my life without my daughter. Those days and weeks and months were incredibly painful.