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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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