It isn’t easy sharing difficult news with family and friends, and it’s even harder to do when you are a public figure. General Hospital’s Kimberly McCullough revealed the sad news in her end-of-year blog — she had a miscarriage in her second trimester.
“My heart was so full and then it broke,” she wrote in her post. “I had lost my baby girl. It was too much. I didn’t need to learn this lesson. I wasn’t interested. But I wasn’t in control. These things happen and no, I don’t believe they happen ‘for a reason.’ I’m still processing, still healing, but anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic.”
This news comes after she lost her dog, Melba, last year. Two big losses in one year are tough to process.
By pouring out her heart to fans, she is helping others who have shared similar circumstances. In her moment of darkness, she is showing us how to pick up and move on with grace, while still mourning her baby and her dog.
Here is how she inspired us.
Her new furry friend
She adopted an adorable puppy named, Jack, whom she calls her “emotional support dog.” There’s nothing better than the unconditional love of a pet.
Getting up and moving
The longtime dancer started back with her hip-hop classes. There’s nothing better than the rush of endorphins to get the blood pumping and the energy up. It’s a great way to beat the blues.
Spending time with friends
She shared that she saw many of her General Hospital fellow cast members and was able to wish co-star Jason Thompson farewell from the show.
McCullough described how much her friendship with him meant to her.
“I’m really proud of the work we did, not just this go around, but over the last ten years,” she wrote. “I made a great friend (JT), I gained a TV Daughter (the most precious soul on the planet) and got to tell an important and at times, really fun story.”
Seeing a light at the end of the tunnel
For any woman who loses a child, it can be hard to find the positive in such a negative situation, but the GH star is taking a fresh perspective with a new year.
“Not to go total Oprah on you, but at the end of this year and the beginning of the next, I am grateful for it all,” she said. “Tired. But grateful.”
That’s inspiring to us all.