Everyone has heartbreak and grief at some point in their lives. I wish there was a magic formula to make our hearts heal more quickly… but there isn’t. There ARE however, some simple things we can do to help ourselves as we walk through a season of loss. These are written about pregnancy loss, but can apply to so many other situations too.Read More
Mother’s Day 2007 I saw two pink lines on a pregnancy test for the first time. It was a mixture of excitement, shock and fear - our attempts at starting a family had been met with quick results, and I had never quite felt the mixture of trepidation and bliss that flooded over me in waves of excitement and questions of “what did we just do??!!”. I sat in a church pew that day smiling and overcome with gratitude that I had a miraculous secret growing inside of me. When other women stood to be honored for Mother’s Day I wondered what it would be like the next year when I stood there with them. How would I announce it to friends and family? What would our baby look like - would it be a boy or a girl??
As I debated on sharing my story now, I kept coming back to that feeling eleven years ago that I needed someone, anyone, even a stranger to know what I was going through. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing my journey through pregnancy and loss because I believe that there are women out there who need the same thing today.Read More