Hope

By |2016-10-13T17:14:15+00:00July 27th, 2015|Emotional Health, From Professionals|0 Comments

Holding the word hope silhouette blue sky

Hope. Hope is such a beautiful emotion.

Present in almost every situation, so quiet and unassuming.

It is hope that rolls you out of bed in the morning. And hope that gets you dressed.

It is hope that picks up the telephone. And hope that goes out to work.

It is hope that checks the bank balance. And hope that goes shopping.

It is hope that plans the holiday. And hope that takes the children to the park.

It is hope that smiles at an ultrasound scan. Hope that folds the tiny baby clothes.

It is hope that inspires the building of a cot and the decorating of the nursery.

A quiet whisper or a loud roar.

Taken for granted.

Until it’s gone.

A day without hope is dark and grey.

A day without hope is lonely.

A day without hope is too long or too short, tasks never ending or never begun.

A day without hope ends there and then – it doesn’t fuse into tomorrow.

A day without hope is filled with fear, monsters lurk around every bend, the sun never quite seems to chase the shadows away.

A pregnancy before loss is filled with hope. Flushed, and full and pink and glowing.

Hope hides itself away, deep down inside in a new pregnancy.

Hope is the gentle push to every doctors appointment.

Hope is the hands held, to stop the shaking as they wait for the smile on the midwife’s face.

Hope is holding up the courage to put the cot together.

Hope is the rays of sunshine on the greyest of day.

Hope is the sunrise.
Hope is the gentle kick from inside the tummy.

Hope is the little voice that says “There is always tomorrow”.

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About the Author:

Mel Scott
Mel Scott is an Occupational Therapist, Teacher, Life Coach and Writer. In 2008 she excitedly began her journey to motherhood. Sadly this ended in a missed miscarriage at 8 weeks. Falling pregnant again 6 months later, she immersed herself in her perfect pregnancy. Sadly her son Finley was born by emergency caesarean, in 2009 at 41+5 weeks pregnant. He didn’t wake up. Mel went on to fall pregnant quickly and her daughter was born, healthy and happy in 2010. Mel is passionate about writing about pregnancy after loss after struggling with extreme anxiety herself as she is the author of two books, After Finley a captivating, real time journal account of life after the loss of a baby and her second book The Fairy Caretaker gently, in an enchanting way, explains the death of a sibling and visiting a cemetery to young children. Mel also created registered charity Towards Tomorrow Together in the UK, providing support at a local level to baby loss parents. She also runs Finley’s Footprints, providing support, information and resources to people affected by the loss of a baby.

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