Why Is This Still Happening?

I did a series on my blog called Continuing the Conversation about Pregnancy and Infant Loss. As I would research articles online about recent conversations on this topic, I started noticing a trend. A lot of these posts online would start out with "We don't talk about (miscarriage, infertility, etc) very much." Even though 1… Continue reading Why Is This Still Happening?

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Lamentations 3:19-26

I remember my affliction and my wandering,    the bitterness and the gall.I well remember them,    and my soul is downcast within me.Yet this I call to mind    and therefore I have hope:Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,    for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning;    great is your faithfulness.I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;    therefore I will wait for… Continue reading Lamentations 3:19-26

Sustaining: Thankful for the Story

We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.Psalm 78:4 I don't think it's a secret that there is some contentious stuff going on in the Christian community, especially here in America.  To be fair, a… Continue reading Sustaining: Thankful for the Story

Grateful Encouragement

The month after my daughter died, I focused on physically healing.  I took the steps I knew I needed to take in order to get healthy or at least put myself on the path to becoming stronger and healthier.  You all were there for me, with encouraging words and kindness, and it held me up… Continue reading Grateful Encouragement

Prayers for Paris

If you have been on Facebook, or the internet in general this weekend, you have probably read about the tragedy in Paris.  Hundreds of people were attacked in restaurants and a concert, as well as outside a soccer game.  I've seen the videos, heard the stories, and my heart breaks for that city. In 2012,… Continue reading Prayers for Paris

Another Step in the Journey of a Miscarriage

I haven’t really talked lately about what has been going on in my journey to become a parent.  Waiting on God’s timing can be a very frustrating experience, as I’m sure all of you know.  That biological clock is no joke. Losing my daughter is always in the back of my head.  I wonder in… Continue reading Another Step in the Journey of a Miscarriage

Today

Today is my due date.  Was my due date.  Today was supposed to be met with excitement, nervousness and anticipation, but instead it’s met with reminders of my grief, loss and empty womb.  Though I thought my world was going to stop today, the sun still came up, people are still on the roads going… Continue reading Today

Scars

When I was three, I was in a car accident.  My dad, mom, baby brother and I were headed either to or from home during the holidays.  My parents told me that a semi truck knocked our car off the road, and it slid down an embankment, turned upside down and spun to a stop. … Continue reading Scars

The Grieving Process

One of the common responses I received from people in our life who have supported and loved us in this experience was “Grieve how you need to grieve.” I’m a pretty blunt person, so I didn’t think this would be a problem. However, it wasn’t the temptation to hide how I was feeling, it was… Continue reading The Grieving Process