This morning I was listening to TED radio hour on NPR on my commute to work. They were discussing mapping the human genome, and the speaker mentioned that the DNA of the fetus remains circulating throughout the mother’s blood for years after pregnancy.
I sat in a daze. He was talking about the human genome and its implications in the future of medicine, but what I heard was this:
“Your daughter is still physically present, in her perfect unique genetic makeup. She is really, tangibly, physically with you, and with every beat of your heart she moves through you.”
The speaker will never understand the spiritual and emotional weight of his words, or what it can mean to a baby loss mom. No matter his intentions when he said it, I am glad I heard it this morning.