Ahhhh...the summer of concerts continues. Sad that the summer is coming to an end. Although, technically, the last day isn't until September 21 so I still have time to squeeze in more things before the craziness of holidays, audits, and girlfriends' birthdays begin!
Tonight we saw Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. I have seen Justin at N*SYNC concerts (shut up) and I have also seen Jay-Z solo a few times. But them together?!?! EPIC.
I went with the best crew of friends and family too!
You know I can't post without mentioning how small the world of loss/grief really is. I like to bring up little not-so-known facts. I don't have the intention to scare people but I think it is crazy that this sad little world is a secret and never discussed. Parents should be aware and educated that this is a possibility just like the possibility of down syndrome, a cleft lip, cystic fibrosis, and everything else they test us for while we are pregnant. How come they don't warn us that on your routine appointments to check the heart rate, there's a chance you may not hear that sound when the cold doppler is used on you.
There is a quote that sticks out of mind from the movie, The Other Woman. Lisa Kudrow's character, Carolyn, obgyn doctor, explains to Emelia that the autopsy report and an expert pathologist concluded that she did not kill her baby girl. She said something along the lines of, "The results conclude that it is scientifically impossible that you killed your baby. Babies die sometimes. We don't always know why, sometimes they just do. "
Through his lyrics in This Can't Be Life, Jay-Z reveals his ex-girlfriend of 5 years had a stillborn.
Baby came out stillborn, still I gotta move on
Though my heart still torn, life gone from her womb
Don't worry, if it was meant to be, it'll be -- soon
He also wrote a song, Glory, in honor of Blue Ivy where he mentioned Beyonce's miscarriage.
False alarms and false starts
All made better by the sound of your heart
All the pain of the last time
I prayed so hard it was the last time
Your mama said that you danced for her
Did you wiggle your hands for her?
But you was made in Paris and mama woke up the next day and shot her album package
Last time the miscarriage was so tragic,
We was afraid you disappeared but nah baby, you magic