My name is Doreen Korba, and I am the mother of 3 amazing children, one of whom lives in Heaven. My second child, Harper Grace, was born still on May 15, 2015 when I was almost 39 weeks pregnant after a long 2 year battle with secondary infertility. We were in complete shock when we lost our beautifully healthy 7lb, 12oz baby girl to what the doctors call a “true knot” in her umbilical cord. I honestly didn’t know what to do, or where to start in my recovery, but I knew I needed to recover because I was a wife, mother, daughter, friend, employee, the list goes on. I was inspired to blog about my experience because I really stumbled through it, and I wish I had more guidance from other mothers along the way. Losing a child can be a very lonely experience, and while many try to support, I found that only other mothers who experienced a similar story can truly relate. My hope is that by sharing my journey of grief and recovery, you or your family and friends can stumble less, and feel more hope than I did in my early months.
I chose to blog about my experience so you can navigate to posts that speak to you. It’s not meant to be read from start to finish, because that’s not how grief works. You need different things at different times, and my hope is that you let your intuition guide you through your reading.
I have come so far, and I know you can too. Restoring vitality in your life is a must. You will have to fight for joy, but it is so worth it. Joy comes easily to me now! I choose to honor my daughter by fully living and enjoying life every single day instead of letting grief swallow me whole. If you have the same desire, then this blog is for you. Thank you for allowing my angel and I to walk with you through your journey.