The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

You may have heard the concept of choosing a word, or words, each year as a point of focus. Words such as “present” or “balance” or something along those lines to remind us of where we want to go and how we aspire to live our lives. Last year,...

Children and grief

My son “Bug” is a very sensitive soul. He is six and he is precious. Today, he was brought to absolute hysterical tears over a Budweiser commercial. If you’ve seen it, you know which one I’m about to mention. The puppy and the horse? Poor...

I Need You to Know { Grieving Mother }

Sentiments from a Grieving Mother   I need you to know that I am not OK. I will never be OK. But I am different. I live in a new reality. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t need looks of pity. I do need understanding. I need YOU to understand that I am...

Hannah’s Legacy {Giveaway}

Kelly DeBie is a force of nature. I don’t even remember how we came across each other in the blog world, but somehow we became friends. And I’m so glad for that. Through her, I was introduced to a writing group and the Fiction Friday series, which I...

New Year, New You?

If only it were that simple, right? When the clock struck midnight jolting us into a New Year, wouldn’t it be nice if anything bad from the year past was just washed away? If everything were fresh and new… In some ways, that sounds lovely. In other ways,...

What to say (and NOT say) when someone has lost a baby

This is one of my most popular posts on my personal blog No Holding Back. I continue to receive people to my blog who are searching things like “words when someone loses a baby.” It’s something we all struggle with. Even I, having lost a baby myself,...

Teeny Tears for Infant Loss

In addition to sharing stories about infant loss, we feel it is equally important to spread awareness about resources to help grieving parents. One of the things that has helped me greatly in my healing is finding ways to support other grieving mothers. I am a part of...

Tiny Angel… We Honor You

My husband and I have always said that in a way, if we had to lose a child, our situation was the best case scenario. We knew she was so sick from 20 weeks in the pregnancy. We knew she had little to no chance of survival if born alive. We had time to prepare...