Many of us start the new year with thoughts of positive changes to make in our lives, resolutions and goals, but actress and director Kimberly McCullough, who stars in General Hospital, started 2016 with a focus on healing.
McCullough posted a blog post on Sunday that shared what she gained and lost over the past year, and the candid post shared a few surprises to fans, including accomplishments and tragedy. Though her year was filled with several good things, such as the opportunity to direct an episode of the hit television show, Pretty Little Liars, it was also clouded with a second trimester late-term miscarriage.
This was not the only tragedy McCullogh wrote about, as her 13-year-old dog, Melba, also passed away shortly before she lost her daughter. "My heart was so full and then it broke," she wrote about her losses.
She explains her feelings about her loss:
It was too much. I didn’t need to learn this lesson. I wasn’t interested, but I wasn’t in control. These things happen and no, I don’t believe they happen ‘for a reason.’ I’m still processing, still healing, but anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic. One thing I am proud of however was that I allowed myself to be happy and to relish the moment. I sat in all that goodness and I can recall those feelings (when I’m having different ones) and hope that it can be like that again.
Despite all of the tragedy McCullough experienced in 2015, she is keeping her head up as she enters 2015, and she even claims that she feels grateful about her experiences:
Not to go total Oprah on you, but at the end of this year and the beginning of the next, I am grateful for it all. Tired. But grateful.