• maintaining faith after loss

    Maintaining The Faith After Loss

    July 2, 2018

    Over the last couple of months, two friends have had miscarriages. Two friends were expecting to welcome their sweet babies in the fall only to be left with broken hearts and empty wombs. I continue to try and make sense of things that have no explanation, no reason. Even if there was a reason, would…

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  • Time doesn't heal in childloss

    Myths Of Child Loss Grief: Time Doesn’t Heal

    June 19, 2018

    Time doesn’t heal. It gives you space to find healing. Time can feel like a gift and a thief at the same time. It gives you the opportunity to do the work of filling in some of the gigantic hole left in your heart with peace, yet as it keeps rolling on, it can also feel…

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  • Empty Arms, Cradled Siblings: chalk drawing of siblings

    Empty Arms, Cradled Siblings

    June 8, 2018

    When my son died from SIDS, these empty arms cradled three shattered, confused, and heartbroken siblings. Their eyes, hearts, and words questioned “Why? Why Cullin? Why us? Why? Why? Why?” I didn’t have the answers to “Why?” But I was certainly determined to find out “What now?” As a teacher and mama, nurturing answers and…

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  • Asking God why my child died

    Why Her, God? Why Not Me?

    May 25, 2018

    The question that runs through every grieving parent’s mind is ‘Why?’ Why in the earthly, physical sense. Why in the spiritual, religious sense. It’s true that I’ll never get over my daughter, Abi, dying aged 12. I’ll carry the loss of her with me until it’s my turn. And that’s OK, because to try to…

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  • Looking at beauty of sunlight through hands making a diamond shape

    Is It Really Possible To Find Beauty Amidst Tragedy?

    May 24, 2018

    You’ve had to say your good-byes far too soon. A casket lies beneath the mud-trampled ground of the fresh grave; newly laid sod and a bouquet of flowers decorate the barren earth. The day has left you tear-streaked and numb. What good could come from a day like this? Is it even possible to find…

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  • Plans Interrupted

    May 22, 2018

    “Wow! Look at those gorgeous colors!” I say to my 16-year-old daughter one morning while driving out of our neighborhood on the way to drop her at school. It had begun as a day where I was more tuned in to the nature around me than to my current task at hand. “Mm-hmm” was all…

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  • Sitting With The Unknown

    May 20, 2018

    We were sitting in the office of the rabbi, who had so lovingly cared for us during our son’s short life and in the days after it ended. Tear soaked and desperately forlorn, my husband and I asked questions, both attempting to process how we would be able to live after losing our shared trajectory…

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