I love my journal. I keep it with me all the time, and I attempt to write at least a sentence in it every day. I also love writing on my Letters to Jonah blog, but the experience of sitting quietly with paper and a pen is just completely different. It can be done outside on a bench, in bed, in front of the fireplace, on the couch, in the bathtub (carefully), at a coffee shop – anywhere. All those different places seem to provide me with different levels/types of inspiration, too.
Whether you love writing or it’s not something you’re into, when you’re dealing with the intense grief, sadness, and confusion of losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn illness, it can be ridiculously helpful to try to expel some of those difficult thoughts and feelings onto paper. Writing can help you both express and understand your feelings, in a time when you desperately need that outlet.
The question is, what do you write?
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