• When Everything About Life Feels Unnatural

    April 30, 2016

    “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. Embarrassingly so. Mysteriously so. Consistently so. I couldn’t tell you why it took me so long to surface and find my place in this life again, or maybe why I haven’t by a lot of peoples’ standards, but none…

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  • When “Motherhood” Ends

    April 29, 2016

    My journey to motherhood has ended.  I never thought this day would come; this day I’d  have to: Accept, Surrender, Give up, Let go of hope. To have to dream of new dreams.  To wonder, “What’s the point?” The concept behind Still Standing as a magazine is to focus on what happens as a result…

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  • The Scars of Infertility

    April 26, 2016

    Originally posted at Baby Center There are many hidden traumas associated with building a family, as we remember particularly this National Infertility Awareness Week. For 1 in 8 couples coping with fertility challenges the road to parenthood is painful and uncertain. Many women of child-bearing age who are coping with infertility describe a feeling of isolation.…

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  • Dear Beautiful Mother,

    April 25, 2016

    Dear Beautiful Mother, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet baby. I know that the pain and grief and numbness and confusion you are feeling now seem unbearable and massive. Babies aren’t supposed to die. Yet here you are. Here we both are, for I, like you, had to say goodbye far,…

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  • This Must Be What It’s Like

    April 21, 2016

    I stood at the church after sharing our family’s story beside my table display of items Sufficient Grace Ministries gives to bereaved parents. She walked up quietly, standing beside me, eyes peering beneath her gray hair, waiting until I finished hugging the tearful mother who had recently lost her baby. Just above a whisper, mustering the courage, she…

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  • Moving Forward, Looking Back

    April 19, 2016

    Pictures of our first vacation post-loss appeared in my newsfeed this week.  And, oh, how those eyes spoke volumes.  Strange how one photo can take you back in time and flood you with memories. Because even though we smiled for the camera, I remember that those eyes were misty and tear-streaked.  Moments before the photo above…

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  • Maverick Is Grief

    April 18, 2016

    Guest Post by Todd Nigro A creature was born in the name of Grief four years ago. He was a little dachshund puppy named Maverick. Although I wasn’t around during his early days, here’s what I imagine… As with every litter, there is a runt, and he was the runt. Not only was he small,…

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