“To be honest, as weird as it sounds, I’m grateful for the experience of the miscarriage because I feel like it has taught me a lot and I’ve grown a lot from it,” the 7th Heaven alum, 38, told Us on Monday, April 15. “As much as it sucks, I feel like, for me, there was a lesson there, and I’m taking it to heart because … I always have to see that life is a journey and that there’s a reason for it.”
“If it’s in the cards for us to have more kids, then we absolutely will have more kids and if it’s not, we are so blessed with these two little angels and I can’t say that I’m missing anything in my life,” Mitchell told Us.
When it came to breaking the news to Hutton and Kenzie the Secret Life of the American Teenager alum and her husband were honest. They said that the babies “weren’t ready … [and] went away.”
“Prior to me miscarrying, Hutton was so excited, and he was just like, ‘You better take care of those babies!’” the actress admitted. “That a bit broke my heart because I felt like for a minute after the miscarriage that I failed him.”
Sharing her story on social media, though, has lifted a weight off of her shoulders. “I like to talk about my feelings,” she told Us. “I don’t like to live in silence.”
Mitchell’s daughter celebrated her sixth birthday on Saturday, April 13, at Westlake Village Inn. Kenzie’s party included a coffee and tea bar provided by VitaCup and party favor pouches by Arla Creations filled with personalized stickers from Mabel’s Labels.
With reporting by Carly Sloane
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