"Following the loss of a child, parents will often hear the well-intentioned words, "You've got to be strong. You have to pull it together for the rest of the family. You can't keep this crying and sadness going forever." Where did this false notion of "keeping strong for everyone else" come from? How about "grieve… Continue reading Don’t Try and Fix Me
Not a bad way to spend a lunch hour. Focusing on the flowers not the mother with the tiny little baby.... Kauffman Memorial Garden
Thursday was my sister's birthday. I tend to be the official birthday cake baker in the family so I of course volunteered to make my sister's cake. Besides I had been waiting for an opportunity to make a polk-a-dot cake after I had seen one pinned on Pinterest. It's one of those things that… Continue reading Polk-a-Dot Cake
This week has been just one of those weeks. I think I'm starting to notice a trend. It started out well enough. Sunday Patrick and I spent the afternoon at the park celebrating our nephew's first birthday. The wind was a little cold, but overall it was a beautiful day to be outside and of… Continue reading The Perfect Storm
A couple days ago this was my Facebook status: Dear Facebook, Please kindly remove the ads for pregnancy tests and all of this baby stuff before I throw my computer through the window! Sincerely, The girl who keeps desperately trying to block these ads even though they still keep showing up - aka a grieving… Continue reading What Happens to all the Stuff?
Two years ago today after a walk around Loose Park this happened: He asked, and of course I said yes. It was the easiest question I've ever had to answer. I love you, Patrick. More today than yesterday. I wouldn't want to walk down this road, the good or the bad, with anyone… Continue reading Engage-iversary
Today is the 22nd which means it has officially been two months since we lost our sweet baby boy. I'm pretty much not a fan of the 22nd. So basically today was just one of those days. It's a Monday, it's the 22nd, and it's cold and drizzly. A triple threat. By the time I… Continue reading Can you see it?
My husband is so spoiled. He works until midnight most Saturday nights (that's not why he is spoiled, that part sucks). He usually comes home starving and I try to have something good for him to eat. Granted a lot of nights the best I can muster is some mac and cheese - always homemade… Continue reading Rambling
Yesterday, a co-worker/friend of mine told me that she had noticed on Facebook that a girl she knew from college had gone into early labor and they had lost their baby girl. I told her to give her friend my name and that if she needed anything to reach out. God, I will never understand… Continue reading Broken Hearted