• Anger and Faith After Stillborn Loss

    Can Faith and Anger Coexist After My Daughter Was Stillborn?

    July 22, 2018

    Anger: A stage of grief that I tried to deny access to my heart. Two days after I saw the ultrasound that was still, quiet, and lifeless, I went back to the hospital to do what no mommy should ever have to do. February 17 I delivered our sweet baby Kate; still beautiful, still loved, but…

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    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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  • 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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  • Angel

    I Don’t Believe My Daughter Is An Angel

    April 7, 2018

     It was such a shock when our daughter died; just 24 hours before we’d had hopes, for the future. Our premature princess was coming home. But then she didn’t. We had to sit confused; listening to how they were going to switch off her ventilator; to make sure she had last minute cuddles, to prepare…

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  • How Being A Bereaved Mum Changed The Way I See Easter

    March 28, 2018

    I always loved Easter. It was a big deal when I was younger — I grew up as a Christian, in a Christian family, so the emphasis was always on Jesus. We went to church twice every Easter, solemnly marking Jesus’ death on Good Friday and joyously celebrating his resurrection on Easter Sunday. There was…

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  • Healing After Loss Without A God

    March 25, 2018

    I was raised very Catholic but fell away from the church at sixteen. I came back when I was nineteen but really struggled with the beliefs I had been taught and the life I was living. At twenty-one, I began looking at other religions and practices and fell in love with Buddhism. From then on…

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  • Coping The Days After A Stillbirth Is Never Easy, But It Is Possible

    March 9, 2018

    Coping with losing your child is never easy.  I cannot give you a simple list of “how-tos” or tell you how to cope best.  I can simply share what helped me cope, and how I survived.   The days following the stillbirth of my son, Mateo, were eerily similar to days from my past, following…

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