Over a year ago, I was sharing my Carry You With Me dreams, with two dear and different friends, that live in different cities and have never met. Marshall was a large part of the conversation and how he still impacts our family today. On both separate occasions, my friends lovingly insisted I follow this amazing food blogger and bereaved mother. At this point in time, I had only experienced some of her delicious recipes second hand but one glance at her instagram posts of her journey through child loss took my breath away.
Pinch of Yum has become a staple in our home. Culinary delights that even a recipe adverse creator can follow. Lindsay Ostrom is her name and many of you may have heard of her or be following her already. What she has created with her husband and team is incredible and fulfilling in so many ways.
More important than her kitchen expertise is her story of love and loss. Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom lost their first son Afton, 1.5 year ago, at 23 weeks gestation. Throughout her traumatic loss, Lindsay has courageously shared many heartfelt experiences and thoughts with her community. Reading her words for the first time brought me to tears and I instantly connected with her story. I was so grateful to read the raw, honest and beautiful words. It made me feel a little less alone and somehow gave me a little validation for the thoughts and feelings I have been experiencing over the past 7 years. It was inspiring. She provided another small catalyst in getting my Carry You With Me dreams off the ground. Although we do not know each other well, I am thankful for her important stories and for the confirmation that the world needs to share more of these stories of love and loss, our stories.
I hope to share more of Lindsay’s story with you and some of my favourite posts of hers. Here is a link to one that sheds a little light on her story and might be helpful for those of you brave bereaved parents who have so recently said good-bye to your sweet angel.
PS. Thank you for the introduction Jolene and Morgan (The Garment) :>