• Sometimes in gratitude after grief, thank you is all you can say

    Gratitude: Sometimes Thank You Is All You Can Say

    June 27, 2018

    I was raised to say, “Thank you,” when gratitude was in order, and I did a pretty good job of that growing up. In my mind, I knew the importance that those two little words held, but I never understood their gravity. I didn’t get it until they were the only two words I could…

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  • Many people think the decision to have more children is an easy one. It isn't.

    Not Wanting To Be Pregnant Again Is Fine

    May 23, 2018

    Many people think that the decision to try to have more children after a loss is an easy one. It isn’t. This whole idea of conceiving or adopting even after a successful rainbow baby experience is challenging. For this reason, some parents never conceive again. The mental and emotional anguish is an indescribable feeling that…

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  • I left without my most precious gift, but my arms weren't empty.

    Do I Love Them Enough?

    April 25, 2018

    I thank the Lord every day for the nurse that was assigned to me for Wyatt’s induction. She was the one that stayed by my side when I needed it when I wanted it, and even when I didn’t know that I needed or wanted it. Dorothy was meant to be my nurse. I was…

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  • Children change you. Not having children changes you.

    Children Will Change You

    March 24, 2018

    Children change you. Not having children changes you. Not having the biological ability to conceive children changes you. Losing a child changes you. Your reflection sometimes seems unrecognizable. You find yourself wandering around as if you are searching for a set of lost keys. You hear yourself say things that you have never said before…

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  • As I got in the car, the song that was on was "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton.

    Music Helps With Grieving One Song At A Time

    February 28, 2018

    It was a week after I had laid my sweet boy to rest. There I sat in the parking lot of a local antique flea market with tears streaming down my face. The sound of my tears drumming on my lap seemed so loud, but in the background was a melody, a song that struck…

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  • Sometimes there is a release of emotions from an image instead of words.

    When Writing About Grief Isn’t Enough

    January 24, 2018

    When dealing with an extraordinary experience, people often suggest writing about the event. Many, like me, believe in the abundant release that writing can provide. Putting your thoughts on paper or typing them on the computer gives you the ability to truly realize what your emotions are and possibly make more sense of the tangled…

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  • They Lost a Baby Too- Part 2

    December 28, 2017

    First Post: They Lost a Baby Too-Part 1 Thursday, August 21, 2014 was the day we all said our final goodbyes. Many came to pay their respects to a little baby they had never seen; they came to support us and cover us with love. That church wasn’t filled with your traditional family, though. It…

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