Country singer Jana Kramer opened about a tragedy in her life. In an Instagram post, she revealed that she has suffered a miscarriage.
The 34-year-old country singer and actress is already a mom to 22-month-old daughter Jolie Rae. She posted a picture of herself holding an ultrasound photo.
“1-3,” Kramer wrote. “Today I am 1-3," referring to the number of miscarriages she has had.
Kramer explained in the caption that she “debated" whether or not she'd share the news. She said she ultimately decided to share her story because she didn't want to contribute to the silence that surrounds ultrasound.
“I don’t want I’m sorry or sympathy. I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not,” she wrote. “This unfortunately isn’t my first loss. When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop but I know for reasons like this we have to wait. So because we don’t tell many, we have to suffer silently…and suffering silently was my thing in the past, but it’s not now”.
Kramer said that by opening up, she hoped to help other women who have suffered the same pain. She wanted to be a reminder that they are not alone.
“For the women out there who have miscarried in the past and need support and a place to grieve their little one lost or to those in the thick of it like me who are currently grieving and in pain, let us all be there for each other,” she said. “You don’t need to feel alone and maybe that’s me talking to myself but if you need a place to share, I’m here for you…and all of us are (and guys too — we sometimes silence your voice because you feel bad to express how it’s made u feel so let this be a safe place for you too).”
Kramer then shared a post from her friend Kristen Brust’s blog, A Little Bit Fancy. The post dealt with losing a child. She hoped her followers would find comfort in the post.
“Her words and her story on her loss, it’s powerful and strong and those who have suffered a loss I truly feel you can heal reading her blog,” Kramer wrote, adding that she was “knee deep in crying and trying to listen to God.”
“I know for me it helped,” Kramer continued. “I love you guys. #yourenotalone.”
This isn't the first sorrow in Kramer's life in the past few years. In May 2016, she separated from her husband Mike Caussin.
The couple, who tied the knot in May 2015, decided to work on their marriage. They are still married, living together, and have been “actively working” through their issues since Caussin left a rehabilitation facility for sex addiction treatment.
“I’m just focusing on our family and trying to figure it out,” said the "I Got The Boy" singer. “It’s day-by-day. We’re not divorced, he’s not my estranged husband [and] he’s very much in my life. Legally, he is my husband. I have a ring on my finger. It’s hard, every day — some days I’m like, ‘I can’t do this.’ … But other days I’m like, ‘No, fight for it. It’s for our family.’ Cause I’ve given up so easily in the past before, so I really want to sit in the trenches and fight for it.”
The couple has been doing the hard work on their marriage. However, that doesn't mean it's been easy.
“Trust is a hard thing when it’s broke to get back,” Kramer admitted. “We’re in so much therapy it’s not even funny. But it’s good, though. I’ve learned so much about myself in the process. And again, either way we’ll come out healthier because of it.”
She continued, “The only reason that I stayed is because I’ve seen how hard he’s worked to become the better version of himself and to be a better man and be very present,” she said. “Again, we all have our moments where we question that and have hard times. But he’s working extremely hard and he’s so good with Jolie. Like, he’s an incredible dad. I see that and I recognize that.”