Sunshine After The Storm – Support for Grieving Parents

On July 1, 2012, my infant daughter was born silently into the world, and when that happened, a whole new world of grieving parents opened up to me. Faces of loss, stories of grief, but most importantly, stories of survival, which have encouraged me and propelled me forward. One of the common themes we share, […]

Clara’s Name Project #WW

This month, David and I participated in a Mother’s Day Name Project, creating the names of babies who have died through miscarriage, pregnancy loss and stillbirth, and infant loss. You can view those special images in last week’s Wordless/Wordful Wednesday post, or on the blog’s Facebook page. If you have experienced pregnancy or infant loss, and would […]

Mother’s Day Name Project 2013 #WW

David and I have been honored to participate in the Twinkle of Light Mother’s Day Name Project. We were given the names of babies who have died through miscarriage, pregnancy loss and stillbirth, and infant loss. We created a special image for each family, writing, drawing, photographing and knitting these babies’ names to remember and […]

Mother’s Day 2013

I have been a mother for almost a dozen years, and this is the first Mother’s Day that doesn’t feel completely happy. I am grateful, of course, so grateful for my daughters, Lakin and Addah. They make me smile. They make me cry. They make me angry, and they make me laugh like a crazy […]

Still Standing {International Bereaved Mother’s Day}

I am still standing, though the ground feels very shaky at times, and putting one foot in front of the other is more than I can manage on some days. I am still standing, while a part of my heart is held forever in a ceramic and copper urn on my bedroom shelf. I am […]

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