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Category: Grief

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…

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…

Video: A Visit to the Snowy Cemetery

My previous post about my visit to the cemetery seemed to resonate with so many women out there, so I decided to make it into a short video. For so many moms out there, the cemetery is where their child resides. It might be the only place where they feel…

I Wish I Would Have Known

I wish I would have known to ask. You see, I lost my baby during the 20th week of pregnancy. After delivery, my doctor told me she was unable to determine whether I had given birth to a boy or a girl. She guessed that my baby had died two…

A Due Date and a Birthday

It’s been nearly 3 years since losing baby Micah, and while those darkest days of grief seem to be behind me, my baby’s due date will forever remain bittersweet. I had found out I was pregnant in October of 2014. This had come after an early loss earlier…

5 Scripture Verses to Bring Hope After Pregnancy Loss

Life can feel pretty hopeless after experiencing pregnancy loss, so I decided to compile a short list of scripture verses that brought hope to me after my own loss(es). I struggled in my decision to post this because part of me feels like reciting scripture to a loss mom…

The Guilt in Parenting When Life is Hard

Lately, I’ve been feeling guilty about what I refer to as “the lost years” with my daughter, the two years between my 20 week pregnancy loss and the few months after my son was born. Maybe it’s that writing about pregnancy loss, grief, and pregnancy after…

Grief: An Instance of the Unexpected Trigger

It’s been nearly 3 years since losing baby Micah. While I can say that it definitely has gotten easier, there are still unexpected triggers that bring me right back to my darkest days of grief. One of those triggers occurred last weekend, out of the blue. I had taken…

A Celebration Instead of Sadness

(This post contains affiliate links, meaning I will make a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.) Last week, my husband and I had the opportunity to see a band that is close to our hearts. A band that we just happened to discover in 2015, a…