The power of scent for memory recall has continued to amaze me. I have learned so much more from this and am taking steps to no longer sit aside as uneducated to what I am placing on and in my body. I am doing more of my own research and finding more sources. I know I am not alone, I am the 1 in 4 (miscarriage) and 1 in 160 (stillbirth) who have known infant loss.
I had every intention of writing this thank you months ago, but going back to the hospital in my mind is a place I can't go often. It's something I carefully have trained my mind to avoid to stay functional. In order to properly say this I needed to: I know that you did not … Continue reading A long overdue thank you
The history of the willow
Today baby boy I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share your story with a total stranger today. I always dread as the calendar gets closer to the 26th. Just another reminder that time has moved on without you here. My husband can testify im usually an emotional mess on the 25th of … Continue reading 11 months in heaven
This has been one of the hardest weeks of my life. This most recent loss is not how I thought I would be introducing our third child to the internet world. We thank everyone who has supported us so much this week. I know many ask what they can do to help. Really I have no answer. In a state of shock I'm still trying to put my own oxygen mask on before helping others. Once I get some more oxygen I'll let you know.
I wanted to update everyone on some exciting updates with my writing. I have been accepted as a guest post blogger on still standing magazine. If anyone is looking for great resources on child loss and grief this is such a great resource and so many topics. I am so excited in this new writing … Continue reading The mom with 2 faces
Some times the constant reminder you may have a trigger day coming is worse than the actual day. Some days it's all around when you least expect it!
I love when there happens to be an inexplicable sign from somewhere that there's beauty we're not even seeing. I often feel living in the Midwest prairie that I forget that even if I'm not looking at a mountain or ocean it is all a part of God's Earth. Through the years I have gotten … Continue reading A Fresh Beginning
There's maybe more meaning to the saying 'an elephant never forgets' than you thought you knew. These animals are gentle giants walking this Earth who have so much teach us.
I don't really have much to say about today other than I'm trying to make a more purposeful time for myself and what I am fulfilled by. I'm looking forward to this time where everything goes through a rebirth. It's a time for new beginnings and starts. I am making sure that my calendar and … Continue reading When She Believes
I cannot say enough how inspiring Sheryl Sandberg is personally and professionally as a woman teaching other women to Lean In. In May 2015 Dave Goldberg, then CEO of tech company SurveyMonkey, husband of top Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and father of their two children, passed away unexpectedly while on vacation in Mexico. The way … Continue reading One of My Grief Writing Inspirations
Why is the status of only child seemingly only associated as bad? As a society we have a tendency to say 'your baby is so cute, when are you having more?' or "Is this your first?" These questions lead to an automatic assumption that a couple having 1 child must want more babies, or we … Continue reading Busting Some Only Child Myths