This, too, Shall Pass. One Day, it will

“We do not have control over many things in life and death but we do have control over the meaning we give it.” ―  Nathalie Himmelrich, Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple For over a decade now, I’ve scoured the shelves of my local library and bookstores for the types of literature that speak ofContinue reading “This, too, Shall Pass. One Day, it will”

On Miscarriage, Sharing your Grief, and your Right to Remember

Sweet little flower of heavenly birth, you were too fair to bloom on earth. ~ Author Unknown   Miscarriage is quite a unique type of death experience. It haunts your mind and heart in ways that are difficult to put aside. Not only are you losing a child and the dream of that little person,Continue reading “On Miscarriage, Sharing your Grief, and your Right to Remember”

The Insurmountable Grief of Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death

“Some people say it is a shame. Others even imply that it would have been better if the baby had never been created. But the short time I had with my child is precious to me. It is painful to me, but I still wouldn’t wish it away. I prayed that God would bless usContinue reading “The Insurmountable Grief of Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death”

A Song of Yourself

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil,     Continue reading “A Song of Yourself”

The Simplified Closet

You’ll never find something to wear that makes you feel beautiful, smart, or loved if you don’t believe that you already are. ~ Courtney Carver, Project 333   After I had completely weaned Baby Girl from breastfeeding, I was in desperate need of new clothes. Non-nursing clothes, to be exact! Even though I still hadContinue reading “The Simplified Closet”