Thursday, January 24, 2013

"The Catholic View for Women" on Miscarriage

After the funeral mass, we went out to dinner.  It was a nice distraction.  And by "distraction", I mean this:



Then we got home and I had a couple of glasses of wine and fell asleep on the couch.  I was physically and mentally drained.  I happened to wake up just as my DVR started recording "The Catholic View for Women" on EWTN.  I record all of them, but honestly, rarely get a chance to watch.  Although it's a wonderful show.

But last night, I believe I was meant to see it.  It happened to be about - miscarriage.  It was unbelievable.  The women were talking about how, even in the pro-life movement, miscarriage is not properly dealt with.  How lonely a loss it is, and how other people don't know how to respond to it.  It's not treated as a "real" loss.

Omg, you guys.  It's EXACTLY what I need at the EXACT right time.  I still can't believe it.  And you all need to watch it.  I'm still trying to track down an electronic version.  When I find it, I'll post it for sure.  My main concern is being able to send it to my family so that maybe they'll finally *begin* to understand that I'm not the only one who is grieving from a miscarriage - that everyone does, you just don't hear about it.

If anyone has happened to see this, let me know!  Especially if you have a link to the episode!

11 comments:

  1. yes, please do post the link if you can find it (or let me know if it will be in reruns, because I have EWTN and can DVR it).

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  2. Yea, JoAnna, I think it's all re-runs right now. So just set your DVR up to record all episodes and you'll probably catch it at some point.

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  3. Yes, if you find a link, please post it. I need to see this, too. I don't have EWTN or a DVR, though, so it has to be online. :(

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  4. Heidi, yes, absolutely. I've emailed a couple of the hosts. Anxiously awaiting a reply! :) Will DEF post it if I ever get my hands on it!

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  5. I want to see it! I def need you to post it for that to happen. This sounds like what I need to hear too.

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  6. Is this what you are looking for: http://www.thecatholicviewforwomen.com/episodes/fall-2012-09.aspx ? I hope this helps. I have lost four babies, and it is a pain like none other. You are all in my prayers. God Bless, Renee

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  7. I've been thinking of you so much, and hurting for you. I am so glad to know you were able to have a funeral rite said; even though it hurts so badly right now, you will surely not regret having the presence of mind and heart to have this done for your babies.

    It is such a lonely loss; the people in your life soon forget, and they want you to forget too, because it is uncomfortable for them. I pray for peace for you, and I hope this online community can serve as some kind of help to you in your lonely sorrow.

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  8. KJL, you're beyond sweet...thank you so much! You said it exactly right - people want me to forget because it's uncomfortable for THEM. So frustrating. Especially when I don't expect anything from them except a little slack.

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  9. Renee, how did you find that??? Based on the description, that's exactly the one it should be, but when I play the episode, it's about fitness or something random!! But if you can get me to a list of episodes (I could only find the pilot episode myself), then maybe I can find the right one!! Can you please email me? nmlehe (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Would like to see that link..post if you get it. Thinking of you! Also, the graph above is great! so true

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  11. Very much looking forward to watching this!

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