• When Grief Became Her

    June 28, 2013

    This afternoon she glanced in her rear view mirror as she was driving home.  She was looking for traffic behind her but what she saw was the image of someone that has become so very different than what she ever had imagined that she would be, she was looking at her. In that moment, she…

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  • Dear Mommy and Daddy

    June 27, 2013

    Dear Mommy and Daddy, You remember that moment. You remember how it felt. You speak of it often. That day in the field of stones when the sun was shining through the clouds and the smell of fresh cut grass saturated the air. It was the first moment that you didn’t feel so alone. I…

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  • I Am Not Who I Was Before

    June 27, 2013

    I am not who I was before. And I never will be. I remember a time when my brain wasn’t consumed with the nagging feeling of absence of what is missing in my life. I remember a time when people told me they were pregnant and I was 100% genuinely thrilled for them without feeling…

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  • Grief Reflections

    June 26, 2013

    Guest Post by Malory Jimenez “The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” -Juliette Lewis It has been 4 years since that shake of the head – the one that indicated, “no”, to my husband across the room and sent him into deep sobs. The doctor never could…

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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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  • How to Help a Friend Survive the First Year after Pregnancy or Infant Loss

    June 25, 2013

    Guest post by Kat Biggie International Bereaved Mother’s Day was Sunday, May 5th. Every year this is a special day to honor those mothers who will not be able to celebrate the day with their child, but should still be recognized as a mother. Watching a friend suffer the loss of a child or baby…

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  • Including Her

    June 24, 2013

    Today if you asked me about my grief I would hesitate a little, but after living this new normal for four plus years, I’d answer honestly. Because even though you might not understand right now, you will one day. I’d tell you that today I am really okay. And that I’m okay with being okay.…

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