Two months ago, Kara Keough Bosworth and her husband Kyle shared the devastating news that their newborn son had passed away. The little boy who they had named McCoy Casey Bosworth passed away due to complications that arose during his birth.
In an Instagram post shared in April, Kara wrote that “on April 6th, our son McCoy Casey Bosworth was born at 3:10 a.m.,” Kara wrote on Instagram. “Weighing in at 11 pounds and 4 ounces and spanning 21 inches, McCoy surprised us all with his size and strength (and overall perfection). During the course of his birth, he experienced shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord. He joined our Heavenly Father and will live forever in the hearts of his loving parents, his adoring sister, and those that received his life-saving gifts.”
It is believed that the family made the decision to donate McCoy’s organs to those in need.
Two months later, Kara is opening up a little more on what would have been McCoy’s two-month birthday.
“You would have been two months old today. You’d have found your favorite pacifier by now, and I’d be grateful that I was finally able to get those first (beautiful) 6+ hour stretches of sleep that make me feel like a Disney Princess with birds tweeting above my head,” Kara began.
“Instead, I’m clocking in 12+ hours every night because sleeping is decidedly easier than my waking hours. We should be cleaning up your blowouts, instead, we’re dealing with our own shit. At this point, you would be finding your voice – squawking and squealing and making our hearts explode. Our hearts have still detonated, but for different reasons. I should be looking at your face for most of my day, instead, I have to search for you elsewhere. I see you in songs, in the sky, in the sea, in your sister’s face, in your daddy’s arms. I’ll keep looking for you for as long as I live. Being without you is hard, but being your mom is one of my favorite things about myself. I love you, McCoy Casey.”
The mom also shared a never before seen photo of McCoy that was taken soon after his birth. And hundreds of mothers going through or who have gone through the loss of a child thanked Kara for being so open and honest.
“I lost my daughter at 18 days old in March and it’s been so hard to find some type of understanding on how to deal with all of my emotions and grief,” one commenter shared. “This post has pretty much been the first thing I have seen that really settled with me and brought comfort into my heart for just a second. I’m not okay but that’s okay and knowing that one day, seeing her again will bring me peace. I just want you to know how much I appreciate your posts about your son because it’s comforting to have someone who has gone through a similar situation and has her own specific pain and way of coping with something so tragic. You give me something to look up to and know that I’m not alone, even if I’ve never met you and don’t know you. Thank you.”
Our thoughts are with the Bosworth family, and all the other family enduring this kind of heartbreak, as they continue to navigate this difficult period.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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