8 Things Having a Miscarriage Taught Me About Life

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Health is a Gift
Oh, how we so often take our health for granted! I've been a healthy person my whole life. I rarely get colds. I've had no major medical issues. I even had a ... more 
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Health is a Gift
Oh, how we so often take our health for granted! I've been a healthy person my whole life. I rarely get colds. I've had no major medical issues. I even had a perfectly healthy pregnancy. Until I didn't. You really never fully understand how precious your health is and how quickly things can change, until you're in the middle of receiving shocking news. I've since not taken a single moment of my health for granted.
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Fri, Mar 22, 2013 5:14 PM EDT
It's hard to believe that it's almost three months since my twins died. The loss was sudden and completely unexpected. When my water broke at 17 weeks, everyone was shocked. My pregnancy had been picture perfect. And when my twins died hours later, I was devastated. When you experience a tragedy like this, it's hard not to question everything. It's hard not to remain in a darkness that pulls you toward feelings of bitterness, anger, helplessness, and self-loathing. It's hard to see the good in anything. But you must. Here are 7 positive life lessons I've learned since my twins died. - By Aela Mass



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