Emma’s Story — A Story of Love & Loss

Even though we never got the chance to meet her, hold her tight, or tell her how much she was loved, she’ll always be our first baby.

It happened with an email. In an attempt to blunt the sharp and painful nature of what we were about to learn next, our attorney chose to use that email to explain Emma would not live more than a few minutes after taking her first breath. I remember feeling frantic and hopeless as I read those words and even more so as I sat on the train headed home to be with my husband. It was the first time in my life I can remember crying in public without a thought for what those around me might have been thinking.

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