A touching tribute. Kara Keough showed her husband Kyle Bosworth’s sentimental tattoo five months after their son McCoy’s death.
“Your ashes are tattooed on his skin in the shape of your perfect feet,” the Real Housewives of Orange County alum, 31, wrote via Instagram in a letter to her late infant on Tuesday, September 8. “More of my tears have washed over your feet in the last five months than have fallen down my cheeks in the 31 years before you.”
The Los Angeles native showed the former professional football player’s new ink in a black-and-white photo. The couple’s daughter, Decker, 4, touched her dad’s tattoo.
The pair welcomed Decker in 2016 and announced three years later that baby No. 2 was on the way. McCoy was born in April, but he died during birth after experiencing “shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord.”
Two months later, the former reality star debuted her first tattoo in honor of her baby boy. “My son’s ashes [are] in the ink… so that my baby can be with me always,” Jeana Keough‘s daughter captioned a June Instagram selfie showing an “M” inked on her wrist. “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.”
Kara has felt “pressure building” every month since losing her son, she wrote via Instagram on Tuesday.
“The air is denser, my chest tighter,” she explained. “It’s like trudging uphill, looking back to see how far I’ve come just before I leap off the cliff back into the pool of sorrow. Compulsively, willingly? I look at your pictures, watch your videos, indulge myself in the thinking of you. It’s a painful ritual, this opening up of the box that I’ve lovingly curated. The box that I try to keep in the closet, instead of out in the open. … Opening the box on the 6th is a brutal unwrapping of the healing cloth I’ve buried myself under. Yet every month on the 6th, I dutifully open it and confront the would-have-been’s of you.”
She and Bosworth tied the knot in February 2014, and Kara wrote that their son’s death hasn’t “soured” their lives.
“You’ve sweetened us,” the former Bravo personality explained. “Like salt on watermelon. Life after loss is a juxtaposition that only makes sense once you’ve tasted it. Because of our sadness, we seek joy. Because of our pain, we find pleasure so easily. Because of our past, we live in the present.”
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