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Roller coaster of grief

Four years ago this month my husband and I were dealing with the news that our unborn son was going to die. We were the given the diagnosis that our child was deemed incompatible with life. No chance of survival at one. None.  Read here for more…. We had gone from overwhelming excitement at expecting… Continue reading Roller coaster of grief

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I Will Carry You

“There were photographs I wanted to take. Things I wanted to show you Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes Who could love you like this? People say that I am brave but I’m not But there’s a greater story Written long before me Because He loves you like this”  (Selah, I Will Carry You)… Continue reading I Will Carry You

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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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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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Top Blog Posts from 2017

These are the top blog posts from 2017 from Training Keepers of the Home. Here they are in an easy format for you to find. Here’s to a great year in 2018! How to Be a Perfect Woman…Not What You Would Expect Finding that peace of mind 15 Great Tips for Building a Better, Stronger… Continue reading Top Blog Posts from 2017

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14 Ways To Help Bereaved Parents

Grief is uncomfortable.  It is awkward when you do not know what to say in those situations when a parent has lost a child.  I have been on both ends of the spectrum. I have been the one to say dumb unforgivable comments and I have been the one to have extremely hurt by those… Continue reading 14 Ways To Help Bereaved Parents

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  So far my morning has consisted of a taking the children to school, grocery shopping with my littles, doing the budget, garage sale organization, a puking child, and various household chores. This morning I also Fought anxiety. Became easily overwhelmed. And needed to find that inner peace. As I was cleaning the vomit out… Continue reading

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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