Content marketing: Telling Meaningful Stories

Stories that are similar to our own bring out emotions

Christoph Trappe

October 1, 2014

Stories

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how we remember the baby we lost to miscarriageI’m writing this in 2014, with two beautiful daughters at home, but my first experience with adding a child to our family was terrible. In 2006, our baby boy decided to arrive way too early and did not survive, Our first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.

It’s part of our story and won’t be forgotten. I remember many of the details from that day, the following days and the associated feelings at those exact times. That’s probably why they are so vivid – even 8 years later. We remember how moments made us feel.

I remember getting the call that my wife had to go to the hospital, I remember the stillbirth and holding my dead boy – in one hand. It’s an image I can’t get out of my head. It’s emotional to even write this.

When we went home – just my wife and I alone – I think I laid in bed for days. We grieved for the boy we didn’t even know.

Today, every once in a while I hear of somebody having a rough pregnancy, they might miscarry or just did. I feel terrible for them. Their story brings back my own feelings and emotions. I even cry.

I feel like I can relate, though I don’t know what to say to them besides that “I’m sorry.”

Losing a child is something nobody should have to go through, but if it happens, we can continue to write our story going forward.

Today, my daughters are healthy and fun – for the most part. I love them and have high hopes for them. That doesn’t mean that his death isn’t part of our story. It is. I’m reminded of that when I hear other similar stories.

I hope my story might inspire them and give them hope. If not today, maybe tomorrow.



Disclaimers: The information provided in articles is for informational purposes only and not personalized advice. It's accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time it's published. Enjoy and best of luck telling the best stories in your organization and life!

Christoph Trappe

Hello and thanks for stopping by. I’m Christoph Trappe.

I’ve written two books, speak at conferences around the globe and blog frequently on here. I love sharing my stories and helping organizations share theirs.

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