• 10 Things You Must Let Go of in Order to Heal

    March 28, 2016

    The death of a child is one of the worst traumas a parent could ever experience. When your child dies, you find yourself completely lost. It’s as if you’re drowning but somehow you can still breathe. You find yourself in a new world filled with pain and devastation. You don’t recognize this new world and…

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  • Still Listening: My Name

    March 27, 2016

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “My Name” by George Canyon. This moving song and music video will speak to many parents who have experienced a loss, but perhaps especially anyone out there who has dealt with miscarriage and stillbirth. “This love is my only emotion, haven’t learned any fear, any pain…..I never got to…

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  • Grief.8.Years

    March 26, 2016

    Guest Post by Amanda Hoyt Even after EIGHT years, it still hurts. I lost my child. That sting in the corner of your eyes. That lump in your throat. The thought of memories that were never made. The photos that were never taken. So much lost. In the blink of an eye. “There is no…

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  • Find the Good, Forget the Hate

    March 25, 2016

    Almost seven years ago my son was born with a not-so-rare birth defect called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Every year there are approximately 1,000 – 2,000 babies born with CDH in the United States, according to statistics provided by Columbia University Medical Center. Once his diagnosis was confirmed when I was 21 weeks pregnant, I…

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  • What Loss Has Taught Me About Life

    March 21, 2016

    It has been 13 years since my daughter, Grace was born still and nearly 7 years since her sister, Lily joined her. Life has ever been the same. I am not the same. I think it’s safe to say that this kind of loss changes all of us in irrevocable ways. Life is different after loss.…

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  • Still Listening: I Want You Here

    March 20, 2016

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “I Want You Here” by Plumb. A frequently suggested song, the passionate pleading and pain-lined lyrics will resonate with many parents. “An ache, so deep / that I, can hardly breathe. / This pain, can’t be imagined. / Will it ever heal?” Mention your special song in the comments, and remember…

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  • The Truth About Healing After Loss

    March 18, 2016

    Healing – A cringe-worthy word to someone who is grieving. Healing – a word that can evoke unsettling feelings. Healing – a word so misunderstood. Healing – the thought of becoming completely fixed and no longer feeling sadness about your loss. Healing – impossible. I jokingly say that I ran head first into healing. Through my…

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