• GIVEAWAY: Baby Clothes Into a Memory Bear With The Patchwork Bear

    August 30, 2013

    Shortly after Cora died, I scooped up all of the clothes out of her laundry hamper, tied them tightly in a trash bag and put them somewhere safe. I wanted to lock in her smell forever. The bag was so tiny, but her closet so full of clothes she never wore. Many of them I…

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  • Losing the Innocence of Pregnancy

    Losing the Innocence of Pregnancy

    August 29, 2013

    Miscarriage can leave scars on our hearts far beyond waiting for the physical reminders to go away. In it’s place comes something that can stay with us far longer than we ever realized and ever hoped. That’s the strange thing about grief and our experiences, even when we don’t expect it to — it can…

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  • I am a Mommy

    August 29, 2013

    Guest post by April Condray Martin To some, the badge of Motherhood is one of the most highly sought after of all of life’s badges.  I know it certainly was for me!  All my life, the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be was someone’s mommy.  I am a mommy but not the way I thought I would…

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  • Learning To Love The “New Me”

    August 28, 2013

    Guest post by Michelle Williams I was born a writer. Selling kids in the neighborhood a copy of “The Briarwood Lane News” and always scribbling down my own words and stories. Each letter put together to create words. Words to create sentences… Of course I ended up going to college to become a writer, and…

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  • Dealing with Infertility without God

    August 27, 2013

    I’ve pondered how to write about this very sensitive subject without ruffling any feathers but still being true to myself. I apologize in advance if it makes anyone uncomfortable but I feel like it’s a topic that often goes untouched. So here’s my attempt at pulling this bulky book off the shelf, dusting it off…

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  • The Tornado of Baby Loss

    August 27, 2013

    Guest post by Milena I. Tornado warning. Strong winds. Lightning. Basements filled. Rain pouring. But I was not scared. I am no longer fearing death. Because the love of my life is up there waiting for me. As I gathered his belongings to take to the basement with me, I could not help but realize…

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  • The Thing About Miracles

    August 26, 2013

    Guest post by Kelly Gerken We prayed for a miracle while planning a funeral, fifteen years ago, while carrying our son Thomas, diagnosed with a fatal condition called Potter’s Syndrome. The absence of kidneys in his condition led to low amniotic fluid, which in turn stunts lung development. The doctor used the words “incompatible with…

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