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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…

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…

A Visit to the Snowy Cemetery

I went to visit my baby at the cemetery today and arrived to find the “baby section” still covered in several inches of snow. There were balloons, and flowers, and ribbons sticking out of the snow, and if I hadn’t known better, I might have thought that there…

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…

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…

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…