• How to Help when the Unimaginable Happens

    October 17, 2017

    Our community [nation] has been shattered by loss as of late. It seems nearly every other day we hear of another heartbreaking story. Life is hard. Life is unexpected. Life is short. Loss is loss to whomever is grieving. It matters to them and in those first few days is all-consuming. To those unconnected, life…

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  • How to Help When the Unimaginable Happens

    October 17, 2017

    Our community [nation] has been shattered by loss as of late. It seems nearly every other day we hear of another heartbreaking story. Life is hard. Life is unexpected. Life is short. Loss is loss to whomever is grieving. It matters to them and in those first few days is all-consuming. To those unconnected, life…

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  • Comparing Grief

    September 19, 2017

    When you’ve recently lost a child, everything is hyper-sensitized. Things that normally wouldn’t bother you do; on the other hand, sometimes you are numb to things that should. I remember after we lost Austin, what others would consider a major stress, was nothing to me. There was no reaction. Shortly after, my car broke down…

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  • Handprints in our Home

    August 15, 2017

    Boxing up our son’s room was one of the hardest afters we faced in child loss. I caught my husband cleaning it in the weeks past his death and made him stop.  He was trying to help but I wasn’t ready.  Even the dust was special to me. Austin’s room and things were all I…

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  • When I Had to Revisit The Same Room Where My Son Died

    July 18, 2017

    Recently, I was forced to sit for hours in the same room my son died in. We were there for a different emergency but I felt stuck.  Half of me in the present, trying to be there for my husband, while the other was thrown against my will back to 2008. Nine years ago, I…

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  • Enjoy the NOW

    June 21, 2017

    Momma, I see you, wishing away this season you’re in. Your belly round and tight, feet swollen and waddle walk. A red circle on the calendar counts down the weeks as you yearn for your little one here. But don’t wish this time away, this precious period that only you and baby share. This time,…

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  • A Missing Piece

    April 18, 2017

    My mother’s ring is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. A gift from my husband, years ago when our boys were still young. It was a surprise for many reasons, one being that it came on ordinary day, not a special occasion. The other because I knew he had to pre-order, so it wasn’t…

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