Daily, Holidays, infant loss, Joshua, Madeline, Parenting, Parenting After Loss

When Mother’s Day is Hard

Mother's Day is hard. Even with my sweet, little, beautiful Madeline, it is STILL hard. I look at her and I know that I am blessed.   I know that I am lucky because there are so many that are still longing with aching hearts and empty arms to hear the words "momma, I love… Continue reading When Mother’s Day is Hard

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Daily, infant loss, Joshua, Madeline, Parenting After Loss

Missing

I'm struggling to get out of bed today. This is the day I spend 364 days a year dreading. I would much rather stay in bed and skip over this day. The memories that too easily come and play on repeat. There are some images that a mother and father just shouldn't have in their… Continue reading Missing

Baby Loss, Daily, infant loss, Joshua, Parenting After Loss

February…Again

  I've thought about taking a break. A break from Facebook and Instagram. A break from seeing the photos of your adorable children playing together...brother and sister. A break from the reality that we should be posting our own photos in between reminding our almost 2 year old and almost 3 year old to share on… Continue reading February…Again

Baby Loss, Daily, Joshua, Madeline, Parenting, Parenting After Loss

My Saving Grace

The weight of her tiny body on my chest was the only thing keeping me grounded in that moment. I knew that. If it wasn't for the feel of her breathing as she lay there sleepily cuddling into me I was afraid I might have forgotten that I was supposed to be breathing too. I… Continue reading My Saving Grace

Daily, Holidays, Parenting After Loss

To My Husband on Father’s Day

My Darling Patrick, To watch you be a dad has been one of my favorite things ever. You are patient (even when it's hard). You are loving (even when we haven't slept for what feels like days). You teach, you guide, you cuddle, you tickle. You can make her laugh like no one else can… Continue reading To My Husband on Father’s Day

Letters to Maddy, Madeline, Monthly Letters, Parenting, Parenting After Loss

14 Months

Dear Darling Madeline, You are 14 months old!  Time just keeps speeding by and you are growing up and changing every day from baby to more toddler despite my futile attempts to hold you and rock you like a little baby.  You look at me and I can just tell what you are thinking, “Mom,… Continue reading 14 Months