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Honoring Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

My Story of Loss I vividly remember that day over five years ago when you took your last breath.  The atmosphere in the room changed at that moment. We were all aware that your spirit had left us. You were no longer in pain and no longer had to suffer. As the tears began to… Continue reading Honoring Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

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My son, David Cooper, Grief, Pain, and Peace

Loss of a Baby Is there peace after one loses a baby?  Is there hope?  How do you deal with the grief after losing a child either through miscarriage or stillbirth? Mom of Seven, One in Heaven I am a mother to seven. Seven babies I have carried in the womb, given birth to, prayed… Continue reading My son, David Cooper, Grief, Pain, and Peace

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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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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Before I lost my son, David Cooper I had never heard of October being deemed Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Unfortunately, I am all too familiar with it now.  Back in October 1988, President Ronald Reagan Proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. He was quoted as saying; “When a child loses his parent,… Continue reading October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month