There is absolutely nothing that could have prepared us for the most difficult moment of our lives. Losing a baby is real, it’s raw, and it’s painful. And navigating that experience is extremely personal to every couple and every individual.
When I was nine years old, my mom allowed me to wear eyeliner for my First Communion. That’s the first time I remember wearing make up to look prettier. Not to dress up for Halloween or to portray a character in a play but to look better.
To most Olympians this tattoo serves as a reminder of the hard work that went into reaching the biggest goal of their athletic career. So, why didn't I get the rings tattooed on my skin after competing in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China?