S2E6: Grieving a Spouse and Finding Love Again with Dr. Megan Sauer-Rosenow
The Grieving Mamas Club podcast is a space for mothers navigating the wild ride of motherhood while dealing with their grief journey. Season two, episode six is a very special episode for us as it features my long-time best friend, Dr. Megan Sauer-Rosenow who discusses the loss of her husband, Nick. Megan and Nick had been together since college and were married for three years before their son, Jack, was born. Megan was a third-year OBGYN resident when Nick passed away in his sleep. Megan shares her story with us, about how she coped with the loss of her husband and the challenges she faced as a mother and resident during her grief journey.
Megan's experience is a tragic reminder that life can change in an instant. She was only 29 when her husband passed away and had just given birth to their son nine months earlier. Adding to the complexity of the situation, Megan was a resident working long hours at the time, leaving very little time for her to grieve before needing to jump back into her program in order to graduate in accordance with her plan. Due to supportive program directors and colleagues who stepped in to cover for her, she took one month away from her program during this time, which made a difference in her ability to grieve and heal.
I know I'm biased BUT what I love most about this episode (despite it being hard for me as well since I knew Nick from the start of their relationship) is the authenticity and vulnerability that Megan displayed as she talked about her grief. She is honest in the really tough parts but does so in a beautiful way that shouldn't leave listeners feeling hopeless.
As we always say, grief is messy and there are no right or wrong ways to navigate it.
We hope the Grieving Mama's Club podcast continues to be a valuable resource for mothers who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Our mission is to provide a community of support and a place for moms to share experiences with others who understand what they are going through. Megan's story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of love to help us through the most difficult times in life. To say I'm really proud of her is an understatement. :)