Kara Keough Bosworth Honors Her Late Son with a Meaningful New Tattoo

Kara Keough Bosworth Honors Her Late Son with a Meaningful New Tattoo

"So that my baby can be with me always," the RHOC daughter wrote of the special tribute. 

Kara Keough Bosworth Son Ashes

Kara Keough Bosworth has found a special way to pay tribute to her late son, McCoy, who died during childbirth in April. The Real Housewives of Orange County daughter honored her child’s memory by recently getting his first initial, “M,” tattooed on her forearm, as she revealed in a recent Instagram post.

On May 24, Kara posted a photo of herself laying on a couch holding a teddy bear, with her new ink visible on her inner arm, just outside of her wrist. As Kara explains in the caption of the photo, the teddy bear is the same weight that McCoy was at the time of his birth.  

“This bear weighs exactly 11 pounds and 4 ounces. Exactly the size of the hole in my heart,” she wrote alongside the picture. “But thanks to this thoughtful gift, my arms don’t feel so painfully empty. I can’t quite articulate how much carrying the exact weight of McCoy against my body grounds me. I think my physical need for him will be there forever, the heaviness of his absence always present. But this sure helps.

Kara went on to open up about her decision to get the meaningful new tattoo. “Also feeling thankful for my new (first) tattoo, with my son’s ashes in the ink… so that my baby can be with me always. He can stay forever in my arms this way, in the place he last rested,” she wrote.

Kara concluded her message by sharing her thanks for the flood of support she’s gotten throughout this difficult time, paying special gratitude to other moms who have also experienced loss. “To my Instead Mamas, I thank you especially for all the continued comfort, encouragement, and love,” she wrote.

Read Kara’s emotional message in full, below:

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This bear weighs exactly 11 pounds and 4 ounces. Exactly the size of the hole in my heart. But thanks to this thoughtful gift, my arms don’t feel so painfully empty. I can’t quite articulate how much carrying the exact weight of McCoy against my body grounds me. I think my physical need for him will be there forever, the heaviness of his absence always present. But this sure helps. Thank you @kylieraedesigns for this big dude and thank you @mb_jackets for the custom ribbon. Also feeling thankful for my new (first) tattoo, with my son’s ashes in the ink... so that my baby can be with me always. He can stay forever in my arms this way, in the place he last rested. I know I’m privileged in my grief, to have the support of so many. It’s very hard to feel lucky right now, and yet, somehow, I know I am. That being said, I’m very much ready for the dick kicks to stop. To the poor Shipt shopper who remarked “the baby should have been born by now, right?” and the shocked insurance agent, and the others who didn’t mean to throw the grenades they did... when I say “It’s okay,” I don’t mean “I’m okay,” I’m saying I know you didn’t know. But I promise, you’re not upsetting me by “reminding” me, I’ll never need a reminder. I’m just sad that the answer to your question isn’t what I hoped it would be. It should be a joyful Q&A, not a landmine. It should be different. Instead, here I am, clutching a stuffed toy wishing it was a real boy. To my Instead Mamas, I thank you especially for all the continued comfort, encouragement, and love. And you’re right, it is getting easier to bear. (Look! I even did a pun. Good for me.)

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