I'm sure none of you are surprised to hear that I read a lot of dead baby blogs. And, over time, a certain percentage of those bloggers are lucky enough to end up with a live take-home baby. And, sooner or later, most of them say something to the effect that the new baby doesn't replace the missing one or the lessen the loss.
Which leads me to the following, not-entirely rhetorical, question: so, what does it mean if you feel something close to the opposite; if the magnitude and depth of your grief seem to dwindle when viewed through the lens of a brighter here and now?(thought inspired by Julia and Kalakly's recent posts.
eta: adorable striped hat provided by the inimitable Magpie