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Eric Schumacher
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Shepherd. Songwriter. Storyteller.
Shepherd. Songwriter. Storyteller.

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Some lovely word art featuring a quote from the #DadsHurtToo piece @RisenMotherhood.

Article: risenmotherhood.com/blog/dads-hurt-too-a-fathers-memoir-of-miscarriage
Artist: instagram.com/elizabeth.berry/
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"I have tears streaming down my face and my heart is heavy as I've needed these words. I feel like over the years I have consistently dealt with each of those foxes (not just in regards to our miscarriage but also when it comes to so many other areas of life) but I have just always buried it. I feel like I don't know how to grieve and thus I don't really know how to help others grieve either."

This feedback highlights what I'm hoping #DadsHurtToo encourages—courage to speak and to grieve.

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We live in a culture where politicians can reduce my baby to an "only" for votes. Where corporations press the language of "no big deal" so that they can cut big deals trafficking the body parts we just buried.

How do we mourn an “only” & a “no big deal”?

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Men, consider this feedback on #DadsHurtToo from a friend's brother who just found out their baby is gone.

When we are silent about or minimize our suffering, we rob others of the chance to prepare for their own.

Read more at @RisenMotherhood (risenmotherhood.com/blog/dads-hurt-too-a-fathers-memoir-of-miscarriage).

#miscarriage #infertility #stillbirth #loss #grief #grieving #suffering #sorrow #fathers #mothers #dads #moms #family #children
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Gather Your Seashells while Ye May

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I saw the baby, lying there on the bed, wet with blood and amniotic fluid. My fatherly instinct told me to pick up my child, to cradle its fragile body, to not let it lie there alone. But I didn’t. I didn’t know if I was allowed. Shame whispered...

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I had not carried these children. I had not undergone a D&C.... I had not endured contractions, laboring to deliver a dead baby. I had not been whisked to the operating room over concerns of excessive blood loss.

Who was I to mourn?

#DadsHurtToo

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In my experience with miscarriage, I encountered four little foxes in the vineyard of grief, unwelcome pests that gnawed on the vine of sorrow so that it would not blossom and bear good fruit.

This is my story.

#DadsHurtToo
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