To deny our grief is to deny our love

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Title

To deny our grief is to deny our love

Subject

Birth announcements
LGBTQ people
Lesbian mothers
Parental Grief
Sorrow
Autobiographical memory

Description

Birth announcement with purple orchids sent to family and friends by a lesbian couple. It reads:

"To deny our grief is to deny our love—for we loved her way before she was here

Thank you for sharing in our joy when we were expecting [our daughter]
And for sharing in the sorrow of losing our little girl.
We hurt knowing that she never got to see how many people
were looking forward to meeting and loving her."

The words to the song “You are my Sunshine” are printed on the reverse.

“The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
And I hung my head and I cried
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away”

Creator

Participant in LGBTQ Reproductive Losses Research Project

Source

Personal Collection of LGBTQ Reproductive Losses Study Participant

Publisher

unpublished

Date

Circa 02-2011

Contributor

Participant in LGBTQ Reproductive Losses Research Project
Craven, Christa
Lang, Ella

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Identifier

To deny our grief is to deny our love_01

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Original Format

Card

Citation

Participant in LGBTQ Reproductive Losses Research Project, “To deny our grief is to deny our love,” LGBTQ+ Reproductive Loss, accessed December 11, 2019, https://lgbtqreproductiveloss.org/items/show/2.

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