Warning: This post may be distressing for some readers.
A grieving mother has shared heartbreaking photos of her daughter who was stillborn at 21 weeks.
Sarah Jane Young, an Aussie blogger, took to Instagram to share the beautiful, raw and absolutely heart wrenching photos of the daughter she named Charlotte Rose Young.
“While your little life was way too brief, in that very short time YOU have proven to me that a mother's heart is NEVER, ever full,” she wrote.
“Our hearts are beyond broken and there will never be day that goes by where we don't think about you - our sweet baby girl. What I wouldn't give for a lifetime of your belly-ballet-ninja routines for hours on end again... In the words of your PoPo just a few days ago, ‘a mother's love for her daughter is immeasurable’.
“Charlotte, my and our connection to you as a family will forever be immeasurable. We love you and will honour your memory our little rose petal, forever and EVER. Now rest in peace our darling angel. LOVE ALWAYS and ALWAYS, mummy, daddy & your big sis Mia Grace x”
Posting a second photo of her daughter, Mia, kissing her little sister, she admits “the pain is worse” the next day.
“Waking up today with an even emptier heart... The pain is worse... The distance from our baby girl is greater... The anger couldn't be stronger... The seconds are longer and my world has stopped,” she wrote.
“It's hard to ever imagine smiling again and trying to be strong for our precious MG is so, so incredibly hard. BUT... My blessings have been magnified tenfold and my amazement in a mother's capacity to love and nurture her family is at its highest.
Young admits she wanted to share the photo to remind people that everyone has a story.
"I wanted to share this family photo with you, because I am so proud and grateful. Thank you all for your kind words, patience and understanding. I need some time out from the world, but if one positive thing can come from losing our daring Charlotte Rose, let it be the reminder to all that EVERYONE has a story. Never judge, never compare and just be. I look forward to brighter days... One day. I will live and love again for you my rose petal. Forever. I love you, mummy x”
For support on dealing with stillbirth and newborn death visit Sands Australia or call their 24 hour support line on 1300 072 637.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.
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