• Terrains of grief are part of the process

    The Grief Process: More Like The Terrains of Grief

    July 11, 2018

    One minute you are singing on the highest mountain top, blissfully unaware of the impending rockslide, and the next you become buried within the deepest, darkest hole, covered in the rubble of child loss. Just three hours before “the call” my children and I gathered around our six-month-old baby boy to enjoy extra morning kisses,…

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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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  • Butterfly with open wings

    Grief Minds Think Alike

    May 12, 2018

    Grief minds think alike; broken hearts seldom differ. We miss our children and want them to be remembered, honored, and included. We want to hear, read, photograph, color, spy, write, and say our children’s names. We want to be viewed as parents even when our children can’t be seen. We want to find the beauty…

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  • 5 Steps To Revive A Life of Grief

    April 18, 2018

    There is a fine line between living and living life, just ask any grieving parent. Living a life of grief can mean barely going through the daily motions, with little care or regard for food, sleep, entertainment, or conversation. You are numb. You ache. You do not find pleasure in that which once brought excitement because…

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  • 50 creative ways to memorialize your baby

    50 Creative Ways to Memorialize Your Baby

    April 3, 2018

    When I lost my baby early in gestation, burying her was not an option. Even though the physical act of her loss was extremely tangible, the fact that I never got to see or hold my baby made the loss feel intangible. I struggled to find ways I could memorialize my child and create a…

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  • We parted after our child died

    ‘Til Death Do We Part – And Then We Did

    February 10, 2018

    “’Til death do we part”, and then we did. Our fairy tale beginning of marriage turned into an unhappily-ever-after when the prince in our story died. You never expect the vows to break nor imagine that the “for worse” would ever be that bad. You say your vows and especially embrace the love-filled promises to…

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  • jump into a brand new year

    Brand New Year, One Word: Plan

    January 18, 2018

    It’s a brand-new year, and many people are choosing their “One Word” to focus on throughout the next 365 days, meanwhile, others are trying to avoid one word, grief. We know grief cannot be ignored so we plan for the pain despite the despair. We live one step, one day, one word at a time.…

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