• Forgotten. For A While.

    September 8, 2014

    We have all been there. We have all experienced a moment in our lives when we have simply felt forgotten. We have all been forgotten for a while. Perhaps a friend overlooked you when you expected a birthday party invite. Maybe you were not picked for a playground game. Maybe you were accidentally excluded on…

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  • Missing Life

    July 9, 2013

    During each pregnancy, my wife has marveled at one of the most obvious occurrences. At some point along the journey, she will suddenly stop what she is doing, grab her stomach and giggle. The laugh is contagious as I look over and watch her hand exploring her belly. She searches for something intently. Feeling, pushing…

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  • Why You Didn’t Fail As A Mother

    June 26, 2013

    I have to tell you this. You didn’t fail. Not even a little. You are not a horrible mother. You didn’t choose this. You didn’t want this to happen. You didn’t do anything wrong. It just happened. To you. Despite your begging, pleading, praying, hoping against all hope that it would not. Even though everything…

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  • Not the Way it is

    June 11, 2013

    I don’t remember the sun shining after we lost her. Days still began and ended, but none of my memories withhold any brightness from the sky. Gray darkness rolled in and remained. Even the clouds agreed with our sadness as their underbelly constantly threatened rain or — maybe tears? Their heaviness mimicked my burden. We were supposed…

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  • Empty Frames

    May 30, 2013

    “Do you want to see her?” The question, for some reason, was odd and unnecessarily forced through tight lips by the nurse with glasses. “What the hell is wrong with you? Of course we want to see her!” My mind screamed with misguided anger. My mouth let out an edited response, “Yes, we would like…

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