Meghan McCain, a co-host on The View, recently revealed in a column on Friday that she had experienced a miscarriage, according to Faithwire.
“I had a miscarriage,” she shared in the opinion piece posted by the New York Times. “I loved my baby, and I always will. To the end of my days I will remember this child — and whatever children come will not obscure that.”
When the conservative co-host had missed a few days of work, gossip began to spread about the miscarriage.
“This was not supposed to be public knowledge,” she said. “I have had my share of public grief and public joy. I wish this grief—the grief of a little life begun and then lost—could remain private.”
But McCain decided to open up about the loss because of the healing and help it could bring other women.
“Miscarriage is a pain too often unacknowledged. Yet it is real, and what we have lost is real,” she said.
During her piece, McCain recalled Scripture as a helpful reminder of God’s faithfulness and sovereignty. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand,” God said in Job 38 when Job grew angry about God’s plan.
“I do not understand. Life and death are beyond our power,” she wrote. “This miscarriage has reminded me of that truth. And it has reminded me of one other truth: Love is within our power.”
The talk show co-host’s miscarriage comes nearly a year after her father, Sen. John McCain’s passing. But just as she did in mourning his death, she has also found hope in this loss.
“When my father passed, I took refuge in the hope that someday we would be united in the hereafter,” she penned. “I still imagine that moment, even as I trust that a loving God will see it happen. Now I imagine it a bit differently. There is my father—and he is holding his granddaughter in his hands.”
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Mikaela Mathews is a freelance writer and editor based in Dallas, TX. She was the editor of a local magazine and a contributing writer for the Galveston Daily News and Spirit Magazine. She blogs at mikaelamathews.com.