‘Every single game now I go out to play for her’
January 29, 2016 2:19 PM   Subscribe


Thanks for posting! I've become a Bournemouth fan this year.
posted by persona au gratin at 2:32 PM on January 29, 2016

I watched that match and read the Guardian's MBM at the same time. When the news filtered in about his daughter I was hoping that he would play well regardless of the result. That Bournemouth won and he was man of the match was a nice bonus. Normally I'd be supporting United but this is a lost season anyway so let the feel-good stories feel good.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 2:35 PM on January 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

What a beautiful, if devastating, article. So much of the narrative around infant loss and stillbirth is centered on the experience of mothers -- I'm very grateful to Arter for being willing to talk about his feelings and his grieving, particularly in such intimate detail.
posted by KathrynT at 2:49 PM on January 29, 2016 [15 favorites]

I cannot imagine anything worse. I am grateful on behalf of everyone who is going to benefit from this article.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 3:14 PM on January 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

I don't think I've ever read so much from a man speaking so transparently and so conversationally about crying that much. I realise that is not the point of this story, but to me it was very notable.
posted by DarlingBri at 3:32 PM on January 29, 2016 [16 favorites]

Been there, did that. Good for him. Hope he comes to healing
posted by Windopaene at 6:28 PM on January 29, 2016

Sorry for your loss, Windowpaene. And for that of Archer and Rachel, and other parents with stillborn children.

posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 12:44 AM on January 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

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