As she continued to pen her piece, Jeana Keough‘s daughter explained how “people say the wrong things and people say right things that feel wrong.”
“Some days the right thing is a friend pulling you out of bed and handing you a cup of coffee,” Kara later added. “Other days, the right thing is just staying in bed and feeling it all. Texts become so dismissible, phone calls intrusive and FaceTime may as well be a teacher calling on us in class when we didn’t do the reading. Those who show up and ask nothing are the best kinds of friends. The friends that can sit quietly with us without feeling the need to fill the silence with the ‘I’m sorry’s that don’t bring our babies back but instead make us feel like we need to respond with, ‘It’s OK,’ when it isn’t.”
She then reflected on how the “space where our babies should be somehow starts feeling less like a gaping hole and more like an invisible fullness as time goes on.”
“We want to hear their names, we want to think about them and smile, we want to see them in the world around us,” Kara continued for GMA.