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Category: Pregnancy Loss

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…

When January Feels Like an Ending Instead of a Beginning

January marks the beginning of each new year, and with that there is often hope that the new year will be better than the previous one. So what happens when the beginning of a new year doesn’t just feel like the end to the previous year, but it…

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…

What is Manna?

What is manna? According to Merriam Webster, there are a few definitions that go as follows: food miraculously supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness divinely supplied spiritual nourishment a usually sudden and unexpected source of gratification, pleasure, or gain While I don’t think there will…

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…

In the Midst of Loss, My Nurse Gave Me Something to Be Thankful For

Nearly three years ago, when I found out I was going to lose my baby, I wasn’t feeling thankful for anything. I had spent 17 weeks preparing my heart to bring a new baby home, and I would spend the next 3 weeks preparing my heart to say goodbye…

5 Things You Can Do for the Loss Mom in Your Life

When a friend or family member loses a baby, it can be difficult to know what to do or how to respond. I admit that before experiencing my own loss, I wouldn’t have known how to handle these situations either. While there are the standard ways of offering support…

Thank You, God

Thank you, God. Many of us probably repeat this phrase hundreds of times each week. I know I do. Thank you, God, for allowing the baby to take a long nap. I needed a break! Thank you, God, for healing us after a long round of sickness. I couldn’t…