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Surviving the Loss of a Pregnancy, Miscarriage, or Stillbirth

Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss of a Pregnancy Mom of Seven, One in Heaven I am a mother of seven. Seven babies, I have carried in the womb, given birth to, prayed for, and most importantly loved. I did not know how much I could love until I had my children.  Before Mr. Right and I… Continue reading Surviving the Loss of a Pregnancy, Miscarriage, or Stillbirth

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Eating Birthday Cake Alone: Celebrating the Birth of My Son

Today is your birthday. You would have been five years old. This year on your birthday there will be one empty seat. We will miss you sitting at the table with us as we celebrate your birthday. For you this would have been a milestone year, as turning five years old would be for so… Continue reading Eating Birthday Cake Alone: Celebrating the Birth of My Son

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How Grieving Parents Can Honor the Memory of Their Child During the Holidays

  Holidays and Grieving Every year at Christmas I struggle with my emotions.  This would have been my son David’s fifth Christmas.  He would have loved everything about Christmas. The wonder of the Christmas lights on the tree at night. The Christmas songs we sing at church. The festive decorations in the stores.  His joy would… Continue reading How Grieving Parents Can Honor the Memory of Their Child During the Holidays

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Grief, child loss, and life

Child.  Death.  Funeral.  Grief.  Survival.  New normal. Unfortunately, it is not as rare as you would think. These words stop me cold EVERY SINGLE TIME I see them. Since losing David, my eyes are open to the plight of the bereaved everywhere, especially in my own community.  A week ago my own small community faced the… Continue reading Grief, child loss, and life