SHARE Walk to Remember on Sat., Oct. 13.
Good Cause: Walk to Remember on Riverwalk
October 1, 2012
Monica Murphy LeMoine didn’t plan to write a book about her miscarriage in 2006 or the stillborn birth of a child she had the next year. It was a challenge she made to herself in her grief as she struggled to make sense of the losses.
“I started writing down thoughts,” said the college English instructor who lives in Seattle. That Christmas she and her husband canceled all their Christmas plans and flew to Ecuador. “We were drinking beer in Ecuador, and I was writing, helping to make more sense of what happened.”
She knew it was a long shot to make humor out of the situation, but she also realized that within her Irish roots she could do it. The darkly humored thoughts and stories began as a blog and ultimately became her book: “Knocked Up, Knocked Down: Postcards of Miscarriage and Misadventure from the Brink of Parenthood.”
While it was cathartic for LeMoine to write about her experience, it is what she writes that led the Naperville SHARE group to ask her to speak at the memorial service for the eighth annual Walk to Remember on Oct. 13.
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