I hope I’m not kicked out of America for this. Because Americans love them some Royal family news. But I don’t care that it’s Prince George’s first birthday. In fact, I am going to proclaim to the inter webs that I’m not celebrating it. I don’t wish against him or his family. They’re lovely people, I’m sure, and I mean, who doesn’t look on admiringly at that family wondering just for a moment what life is like to be royalty. However, we focus on them and this baby way too much. We are obsessed and following his moves and pointing things out and so focused.
But I think our focus is on the wrong things. Did you know that 1 in 4 women have a miscarriage. Next time you’re in a room with women, look around know how many around you have lost a baby. The last girls’ night I went to there were 5 women and 2 out of the 5 have had miscarriages and I lost my baby after birth. This is a real thing, and women all around us are hurting, grieving, and not holding their babies.
So let’s celebrate life and celebrate a birthday — it’s a big deal, and life should always be appreciate and celebrated! But let’s not spend all of our energy wishing a prince in another country a happy 1st birthday, when we could spend that time writing a quick note to a woman who needs a pick-me-up. A woman who on this day is probably a little extra sad that she doesn’t have her baby, because all around her is talk of babies and a gorgeous, healthy one year old boy that isn’t hers.
Thanks for listening. Let’s love on the women around us a little more.