The loss of our unborn child hit me very deeply as a dad….

by Rod Smith

“In three years my wife and I have found it difficult to speak of the loss of our unborn child. This hit me very severely and all I want to say is that people usually brush this sort of thing off as if men don’t feel it as much, and as if it is somehow a good thing to miscarry. The last thing I wanted to hear was ‘you can try again’ or “these things happen for a reason’ or ‘it’s for the best’ or ‘God knows what He’s doing’. It is not that I want everyone to understand or to feel the pain like I do but I do suggest people rather withhold their editorial opinion when expressing their sympathy.” (Edited)

Thanks for drawing attention to the pain fathers also feel. Thanks for helping us all become wiser when faced with these difficult matters.

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