Remembering the Grieving Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is all about showing appreciation for your mom and appreciating so many mothers all across the globe. However, there are many women who will not be celebrating Mother’s Day with their child or children this year. That first Mother’s Day after child loss is the most painful.   In fact, most holidays and milestone

Just One God, Just One-Making it Through Another Pregnancy Announcement

“If only I could hide away from the world online, somehow I feel like my pain would be less. Maybe I could shield my mind from exposure to things that trigger my grief.” These are things I speak to myself daily, when I know deep down inside that I cannot run from this pain and

Surviving a Year of Grief From Miscarriage: A Look Into Pain Through Poetry

On February 17, 2017 our son’s heartbeat stopped around my eighth week of pregnancy. For a year, I have tried to find myself again after my world shattered into a thousand pieces.  I never thought I could feel more love and contentment than the day I married my husband.  Then, we found out we were

The Third Time’s a Charm: Baby Showers after Pregnancy Loss

Baby showers are the last place any woman who has been through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infertility issues wants to be for a while. In fact, depending on the stage of grief, going to a baby shower can be a huge emotional trigger that most women in this situation try to avoid. Five months after my

A Childless Mother’s Most Dreaded Question

I never imagined this question would be so difficult. It’s one that I am asked often, most especially as a military wife. In this world, it seems like everyone has children. “Do you have kids?” Two years ago, without hesitation, I would reply “No!” Then, a year ago, without a second thought I would say

How to Have a Grateful Heart During a Season of Sadness

As we approach another Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to shift our focus on family, gratitude, and thankfulness.   This is the time of year that most of us pause to count our blessings. While this is the right thing to do and the season for it, it can be quite difficult for someone battling a

How to Be a Friend to Someone Experiencing a Miscarriage

Unfortunately, I’m part of a large club of women who have experienced pregnancy loss.  During my eighth week of pregnancy, our baby’s heartbeat was gone. I had no symptoms or warning that our baby was in danger, which is referred to as a missed miscarriage. The devastation is unlike anything I have ever experienced in