. . . in search of understanding of myself, my neighbors, my community, and my religion.
Perhaps you've seen this, but if not there's a post about miscarriage and grief at by common consent:http://bycommonconsent.com/2011/04/04/for-r-in-miserable-days/(I thought of you when I read it because the author describes himself as a recovering linguist and he delves into the etymology of the words miscarriage and abortion)
Kristine--I hadn't seen that. Thanks for the link.