The Word Among Us

July/August 2012 Issue

Angel Babies

What Eight Miscarriages Have Taught Me

By: Amy Roberts Greenhalgh

Angel Babies: What Eight Miscarriages Have Taught Me by Amy Roberts Greenhalgh

“So is he your only one?” I’d nod and wait for the dreaded question. Then it would come: “Are you and your husband going to have any more kids?” Though I’d come to expect it, my heart still skipped a beat. I tried to appear composed and calm as I answered, “Oh, we hope to someday.”

At that point, the inquisitive mom would usually pause, glancing at my preschooler, noticing my smile lines, and calculating my age. I knew...

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