We shed a few tears this evening watching Australian Story (an Australian TV program). This week’s episode told the story of Jane and Andrew, a couple who lost a child at 8 months.

A couple of things really struck a chord with Mary and I. The way Andrew talked about “washing the crap away”. Another moment that rang true was Jane’s comment about how many people around her ignored the fact that her wonderful child had lived and died, even though she felt her child, Jackson, was and is always with her.

Jackson died on the day that Ellen was due, and their lovely son Sam, who is now two, was born 5 days before Harry. Some stories hit home harder than others.

You can watch the full episode (titled “War Story”) here.