Tonight, after I put my kids to bed and finally had a moment to myself, I thought of the ways I inadvertently give people in my life my emotional and sometimes physical leftovers. No, I am not talking about food anymore. I am talking about giving those we love the most in our life, the […]
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I don’t want my negative experiences with people in my life to strongly impact my daughters’ opinions of those same people.
Love is like glue. It gets into all the broken crevices and holds things together. And all of that love that poured out of my dad’s family is coming back to hold us all together.
He was 1 pound, 11 ounces – the tiniest human I had ever seen. Our micro-preemie. His body was the size of a vending-machine soda bottle with a tennis-ball head perched on top. Matchstick fingers and toes wiggled madly. Waiting for Contact I saw him for roughly 30 seconds before a huge Neonatal Intensive Care Unit […]
Forever Loved, Never Forgotten. October 15th marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, and the month of October is set aside to bring awareness as well. One in four pregnancies do not go full-term. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on the calendar or not, but often it can feel as if […]
To you, Young Bride. I was you a decade ago, and wow it’s flown! Congratulations on your love, I am so happy for you and your sweetheart! I know you have a big and bright future ahead of you full of many adventures, hurdles, and unexpected surprises. The path before you is yours and it […]
My darling niece, what can I say to you as you walk through this valley of the “big heartbreak?” I can tell you I have been there and I know you are hurting- that you can barely breathe. I know that desperate, hopeless feeling. These words are written to you as a hug from me. […]