It has been six years since Ellemieke Vermolen (46) and her then husband and top chef Sergio Herman (52) lost their son. The boy was born still. They named their son Josha. Ellemieke wrote a book about the great loss that appeared on the birthday of her son. On Instagram she wrote this moving message: “You were placed on my chest, I counted your fingers and your toes like a mother does when she holds her baby for the first time. On this day you get a face after 6 years. Today we send our story to the world with our book. Your gift to me and my gift to you. Indeed I see it as a “gift”. I am grateful to be able to share my story.”
Ellemieke Vermolen has a mission
The title of the book is ‘Come back into your strength.’ And that is exactly how Ellemieke experienced her process. “As inhumane as this has been, I like the fact that you can get out. That you actually have so much power in you as a human being, that you can overcome something like that. That you can be happy again.” With her moving story, Ellemieke wants to support other women in the same situation.