I love words. I love Scripture, quotes, song lyrics, books, you name it. And I especially love having those words on display for me to keep perspective and point me back to the truth when I'm having a hard time remembering it...Read More
When the physical symptoms of my miscarriage started, on New Year’s Eve, we were actually on a family trip for the holiday, and some friends joined us as well. We were having a great time touring the city, going to hipster coffee shops and eating good food together. They joined us at our AirBnB to ring in the New Year...Read More
When I received this very unexpected package in the mail, I wept. Ok, yes, in general I’d say I cry easily. But when people go out of their way to do something so kind, thoughtful and unexpected, it warms my heart in the deepest way.
Along with jewelry that gives me a tangibly reminder of our baby...Read More
People respond differently to hardship and have different desires for how to continue on with their lives in light of painful circumstances.
What I knew early on was that I wanted to remember our baby always. The thought of moving on or trying to forget that we had a miscarriage...Read More
One thought I had repeatedly in the early, foggy weeks of sorrow as this year began was that I wanted this experience to change me. I remember telling my husband several times, “I don’t want this to be wasted. I don’t want to just go back to living life as if this never happened. I want it to change me...Read More
I had a different post ready to go for today, but in the last few days a couple of women have reached out to me about their very recent losses in miscarriage, and undoubtedly there are more who haven't. My heart truly grieves with each of you...Read More
Those first few weeks after learning of the loss of our unborn baby, I found myself living in this tension–on the one hand, I never wanted to move past the deep feeling of grief. I didn't want my baby to be forgotten. There's also a strange comfort in the early stage of grief in that no one expects anything else from you during that time–they know you are grieving,Read More