“We called our parents and siblings with the good news. We were expecting! This would be the first grandbaby for both sets of parents, and everyone was thrilled with our news. Our siblings were equally excited about having a little niece or nephew. Mom and I even started shopping for little footie PJs for the baby. I picked up books to read and started taking the prenatal vitamins.

A week later, something was wrong. Blood tests, ultrasounds, and visits to both the doctor’s office and the ER filled the next two weeks. In the end, the books, baby clothes, and little stuffed teddy bear were packed away in a box at the back of the closet. I wouldn’t be having a baby in April after all….”

Read the rest of my article over at the Home Educating Family Blog.