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Jenny Albers

I’m a Great Mom Because of the Baby Who’s Gone

After my first child was born, life got terribly messy, and not just from spit-up and dirty diapers. The transition from working full time to being a stay-at-home mom was difficult. I went days, sometimes weeks, without speaking to another adult, other than my husband for a…

The Fog of Grief

As I was heading home from a quick trip to the high country, I found myself driving into a thick patch of fog. I had been enjoying seeing the beauty of the mountains through my car window, the snow dusted pine trees, the creek with fresh water breaking through the…

These Mornings

Sometimes I wish away these mornings with young children. These mornings when cries from the crib break the silence just a little earlier than I would like. These mornings that begin with leaky diapers and wet sheets and rushed baths. These mornings when the endless demands for more breakfast leave…

Another School Shooting: Only God Can Change Hearts

I watched the footage on TV, videos of students running from their school in Florida. Students running for safety. Students crying. Scared. Parents crying. Scared. And my heart sank a little lower, as it does every time I hear news of some horrific act act of violence, especially school violence…

A Volunteer Experience: Hope for Past, Present and Future Loss Moms

Over the past two weeks, I have had the opportunity to participate in two volunteer events with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, an organization that provides services to families who have lost babies. Both of these opportunities took place right around the time of Micah’s 3rd…

Today I Made My Husband a Sandwich

I made my husband a sandwich today. No big deal, right? Except that it actually is kind of a big deal. At least in this house. I can’t remember the last time I made anything specifically for him. Sure, I make dinner every night, but it’s…

The Side Effects of Motherhood

There are endless benefits to being a mother. No matter the dose you’ve been given, motherhood will result in a long series of moments that will bring you excessive amounts of joy. Your baby will look at you with eyes that say you are the most beautiful woman…

Lord, Teach Me to Number My Days

Lord, teach me to number my days; For the days spent mothering young children are few. The long nights and endless days seem infinite, but time silently slips away. They are babies today, but will be grown tomorrow. Lord, teach me to number my days; For these tired arms that…

Honoring Micah’s 3rd Birthday in Heaven

We released three balloons this afternoon in honor of Micah’s 3rd birthday in heaven. We wrote a special note to send up to heaven and included a special verse in case someone finds the note before it makes it to heaven. Over the course of time, January 31st…

The Reality of the Unseen

I’m sometimes surprised that my daughter asks about a baby she never knew. “What kinds of things would Micah like to play with?” “How did you know that Micah died?” “Why did Micah die?” These are a few of the questions she has asked recently, and just like…