Representing Still Parents

A non-profit organization that I work with held their 7th annual Footprints On Our Hearts Walk To Remember the weekend of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. My husband and I had never attended a walk for our son before. It was an extremely emotional but comforting experience for us. Continue Reading …

Grieving Together, Separately

You hear many things about grief – “it comes and goes in waves”, “there’s no wrong way to grieve” and “everyone grieves differently”. In my experience, these are all true, but the last one was incredibly real after the loss of my daughter. What do you do when you’re not Continue Reading …

Don’t Take Away Our Parenthood

Here I sit, reflecting on this day last month; another Independence Day come and gone. The 4th of July was very surreal for us last year. Elijah had been laid to rest on June 30th. Just days later, we found ourselves sitting in a park that coincidentally overlooks the same Continue Reading …

Jasper’s Mom and Dad’s 5 Tips For Getting Through The Holiday Season

The Christmas of 2012 was our favorite and happiest Christmas to date. We had learned early in the month that we were finally expecting our first child. I was practically bed ridden with morning sickness and fatigue but I had no worries in the world. The gift theme was pretty Continue Reading …

Protecting My Heart on Father’s Day

When we lost Thomas, I knew we had suffered an enormous loss.  A loss that I cannot adequately describe in the English language.  I didn’t yet know that we would never be the same, that life would never be the same.  Things are forever divided, in my mind and heart, Continue Reading …

Life after Loss, Returning to Work: Making Your Return

This post is part of a multi-part series regarding moving forward with life after loss and the struggles of the reintroduction to “normal life.”  The focus of these posts is being prepared and coping with the things that will come as we resume our day to day lives and return Continue Reading …