Grief, Hope And A Day’s Worth Of Memories
Martin Rogers moved to the United States a decade ago to take a job in sports writing, a transplant from England with a wife and plans to one day start a family. After his marriage soured and his ex-wife returned to England he worked tirelessly to stay in constant contact with his young son, and he rarely thought about starting over.
Then he met his new wife, and he unknowingly began down a path that taught him about love, grief and the possibility of changing your life story in the face of pain. Over the course of a dramatic 48 hours, Rogers and his wife became parents to their daughter Sophia and also lost her, leaving them with just a day's worth of memories and lifetime to figure out what to do next.
On this episode of Paternal, Rogers discusses the moment he learned his wife was pregnant and what it was like to lose his daughter, as well as how he coped with the loss and sought help to change the story of his daughter's short life.
- Read articles by Martin Rogers in USA Today here.