• Living the Lessons of Life, Even in Death

    September 24, 2013

    Guest post by Amanda When it comes to the lasting life lessons, we expect those to come from the wise, the men and women who have been grizzled and tested by life’s challenges. We think to learn something valuable, it has to come from someone who’s lived it, survived it, and can share the experience.…

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  • Picture of the past

    September 23, 2013

    We used to have a picture on the side of our refrigerator of my husband and I at our wedding shower. I loved the photo, we were fresh-faced and smiling and ready for a lifetime together. It was nice to have the reminder of our early days of love. Soon after we lost Hadley I…

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  • Revisiting Grief

    September 20, 2013

    I hate grief.  I just flat out hate it. I went back to the early days of my blog and re-read the posts.  The ones that were days, weeks and months from that life changing moment ~ when Amelia died.  It was horrible. Reading the posts, seeing the words, feeling them again ~ like putting…

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  • I Fell But Now I Stand

    September 19, 2013

    Guest post by Adrienne It was 27 and 26 years ago. It was yesterday. Four words that destroyed my hopes, my dreams for the future, my anticipation. “There is no heartbeat.” Four little words with the power to crush a heart and change my life forever. Even after nearly 3 decades, the pain is still…

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  • Perfect

    September 9, 2013

    Guest post by Hallie Yurick “It was a perfect pregnancy,” I thought three and a half months later as I returned to yoga and remembered, the last time I was here, I held my belly with love and excitement, regardless of the heartburn, fatigue, and all the other “joys” of pregnancy. “It would’ve been a wonderful birth,”…

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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 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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