Tag: grief

It’s Been 30 Years Since We Lost You

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Today marks the day you were taken from us. From me. It's been 30 years. And there is so much you have missed. So many of my...

The joy and sadness of being done with babies

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I’ve heard that when women are ready to be done having babies, they “just know.” Before now, I never believed that I would come to...

Putting Life In Perspective When The World Is Crumbling Around You

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Imagine, your spouse is battling anxiety and hates his job, so he quits. You've lost a third of your income. Your teenager is being...

Honor Your Grief, Honor Their Growth: Navigating the heartache of your...

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A friend of mine recently mourned out loud on Instagram about Summer coming to an end and her daughter getting ready to start Kindergarten...

Saying Goodbye to the Family Dog

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Good-bye is a word we are all accustomed to. Sometimes we meet again and sometimes the good-bye is forever. We may be privy to...

Entering a Season of Rest

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It’s been a tough year…or two or three. My definition of rest has changed, especially since having a child. I have fond pre-motherhood memories of...

Why I Married A Man Like My Father

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  Father's Day brings up a lot of emotions for me. Almost 10 years ago I celebrated what I considered for a long time to...

Grieving While Parenting

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My father died this past December. The grief is still quite raw and shows up at unexpected moments.  This morning I opened the newspaper and...

The Truth Behind the Holiday Photo

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It’s that time of year again – when we actually revert back to using snail mail to send our loved ones cards to wish...

Yes – I only have one child.

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Our family of three recently attended an event where we saw quite a few people that we hadn’t seen in a while, and I...

Held Her Whole Life: Losing Elisabette

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There is a community of mothers who have experienced unimaginable tragedy, the loss of a child. They have been to hell and back...