As many women who have lost children will tell you, "Everything happens for a reason" is one of the least comforting platitudes that can be offered in The Consolation Conversation. It simply begs the question, "What? What is the reason?"
There isn't a good reason why a much-wanted, already-loved child does not make it to term and come home with her family.
All that said, I shudder to think what could have happened if I'd been seven months pregnant when two cars collided with my vehicle a week ago.
Poorly, but strangely comforting.
I'm just ready for this year to be over.