Why I Choose to Share Photos of my Dead Child on Social Media

I remember when I first heard about parents sharing photos of their deceased children on social media. It sounded like the strangest thing to me — morbid; macabre. Why would anyone want to look at that?

And then I read a story on a parenting blog about a family who experienced the loss of their child. In those days, I still thought of loss as something distant; a thing that happened to other people, but never me. And so I read the story, and I cried when the mother talked about the nurse taking 4 Polaroids, and how it felt…