Jonathan Rhys Meyers' wife, Mara, shared a photo of the tree where their baby was buried after her miscarriage

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The loss of a child is undoubtedly the greatest pain any parent could endure, but Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ wife Mara Lane shared a picture on Instagram of the tree where the couple buried their second child after her miscarriage, and her touching message will resonate with anyone — and especially those that have suffered a similar loss.

After she announced on Instagram she’d suffered the miscarriage of their second child, Lane spoke about how she and Rhys Meyers were handling the loss of their baby. And in a new post, she revealed that they’d decided to name the baby Willow and buried her in a tree right in front of their home, saying that it is helping her “process the situation…as nature does.”

To the showering of love received, thank you from bottom of our hearts. I am so humbled and got teary-eyed several times at how beautiful humans can be and so sad but hopeful with the stories shared of depression and miscarriage and addictions. Thank you for sharing your soul and stories back, as this helps us feel that we are not alone. Anyone who knows me personally knows I would normally never share such personal sadness (only because in my head, I would not want to burden others and because I trust that in time God will heal me) but I was happy to come to my husband's defense. I could not sit back and see him attacked by Darkness publicly during such a tender time. Thank you for coming to ours. Please continue to always write or comment about your days no matter what I share as when I see it I will return the love back someway or it will be read by someone else who can too. I so wish that I could support you on all your walks and sad days so hopefully the posts I share will make you laugh or lighten your days or make you smile/brighten them somehow. This is not a highlights nor lowlights reel, but simply an in-the-middle to keep in contact. I was very vulnerable in my last post as well as being at an all-time low and on such days I sometimes will feel the need for support, so thank you for being so kind to me and being a safe place. We will try to be more transparent on our journey as I see it may be helpful for others as well as ourselves. We don’t have to carry the weight of the world ourselves. We can help lift one another up. I have been given peace and Baby Willow is now planted in the tree in front of our home that has weeping long branches and leaves so we can brush our faces in soft leaves in passing or we can see the baby dance with the wind in the branches as they sway. It is helping me process the situation … as Nature does. Thank you again Dr Stu for getting us through that as watching a sonogram not have a heartbeat is very surreal and beyond sad. Thank you Father God for supernatural peace. May you afford those who seek you the same peace and may we grow as humans and have more compassion for all humanity.

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Lane shared a breathtaking, sunlit photo of the tree where she and her husband buried baby Willow, and a devastating video of the sonogram taken when their doctor revealed the baby had no heartbeat.

In her poignant message, Lane thanked her followers for “the showering of love received” in response to her Instagram post announcing they’d miscarried.

She added: “I am so humbled and got teary-eyed several times at how beautiful humans can be and so sad but hopeful with the stories shared of depression and miscarriage and addictions. Thank you for sharing your soul and stories back, as this helps us feel that we are not alone.”

9/7/17 Forever Young 🙏🏻🙌🏻With much sadness, we open our hearts to share that J and I lost our second child, who was baking in the oven. Child was very very much wanted (right now especially by J, so he took the news particularly not so well) and we are still working with coping skills over here... when life throws us curve balls such as these. Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism which he was born with. He has been able to turn any ugliness and hurt in his life into art and is the strongest person I know. I do not know anyone who has been through what he has been through and reached his level of successes. It does seem though that every time we seem to be making so much progress... sometimes it's like two steps forward, one step back. Thank you family and friends and all of you lovely kind beautiful people who send us good energy and thoughts and support. It is so appreciated. I have so much love for you. To some others, my husband is an Irishman who battles alcoholism and depression and drank between jobs to try to cope with the sadness of this news. I am trying to and still learning/adjusting to living with the public, like one would as a concerned mother-in-law. I feel that whomever took photos of my husband was slightly in the wrong and was concerned for the wrong reasons but ... it's ok. It's ok. Maybe you have/had a family to feed and need/needed money? I don't know. We forgive you. He is safe and with his sober living companion and bodyguard to get into a detox closer to home since he was denied hospital help twice in Ireland because of an already two month wait period. Life is life. Life is beautiful. Life is tough sometimes though so let's try not looking down at someone unless we intend on helping them up. Sending love to those in... Texas, Florida, India and Mexico with all the natural disasters going on. We are both so sensitive and the past couple of weeks have been so ouch in our hearts for all humans and animals affected. With Love, M&J

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Lane revealed that she would continue to speak openly about the devastating loss of miscarriage, hoping to “return the love” sent her way and support others going through the same thing. “I so wish that I could support you on all your walks and sad days so hopefully the posts I share will make you laugh or lighten your days or make you smile/brighten them somehow,” she shared.

“We don’t have to carry the weight of the world ourselves. We can help lift one another up.”

Lane thanked her doctor, and added: “I have been given peace and Baby Willow is now planted in the tree in front of our home that has weeping long branches and leaves so we can brush our faces in soft leaves in passing or we can see the baby dance with the wind in the branches as they sway.”

While we have no doubt that Lane is still reeling from the loss, we admire her candor and honesty in opening up about their struggle to the public. The pain of miscarriage is not discussed often enough, and speaking out about it (especially in the context of depression and addiction, which Rhys Meyers struggles with) is the best way for other people going through the same thing to know they’re not alone. We wish them peace during this painful time, and applaud them for choosing to speak candidly about it.

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