Giving Thanks

Today in America, we celebrate Thanksgiving.  For a lot of people, this holiday can be very controversial.  Historically, it is a reminder of land and lives that were taken.  It can also be a reminder here in the present of people who are missing from around the table, through loss or estrangement.  It can be… Continue reading Giving Thanks

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3 Ways To Survive the Holidays

We lost our first daughter the day before Thanksgiving two years ago.  After our loss, we went straight into the holidays.  I remember how difficult that first holiday was, trying to navigate through grief and the holiday season.  Just like every other holiday season, I wanted to create memories and honor traditions, but it didn't… Continue reading 3 Ways To Survive the Holidays

Grief, Loss, and Thanksgiving (Part 4)

I've been sitting, looking at the blinking cursor in front of me for a little while.  I have so many words to say, and yet, none at all.  A year ago, I found out I was no longer pregnant. I went into the hospital and gave birth to my stillborn baby girl. I do want to take… Continue reading Grief, Loss, and Thanksgiving (Part 4)

Grief, Loss and Thanksgiving: Part One

Part 1: Grief – Monday, November 24, 2014 It started a week or so ago.  I hadn’t felt the baby move, but I explained it away, chalked it up to the fear and anxiety I carried over from my miscarriage last year.  I had an appointment today, so I made note to talk to the… Continue reading Grief, Loss and Thanksgiving: Part One