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.”
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.”
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.