grief

Posts with the ‘grief’ tag

Getting Ready for Mother’s Day

This episode is for everyone! As we prepare for special celebrations this Mother’s Day, remember to reach out to women and families walking through infertility or child loss to support them on what can be a painful day. When the Stork Passes By is a resource to equip communities and individuals to help build a […]

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Facing the Challenge

Hands outstretched, I held my breath to balance and focus on catching the cube of plastic tossed up to me. Once caught, I bent down to place it carefully and securely so I could then step up onto it. With each crate I stacked, I gained a little more height in the air…the higher I […]

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All I Want For Christmas

For at least two years my favorite Christmas song was “All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.” I remember sitting on my grandfather’s lap watching the multi-colored lights and tinsel on our Christmas tree and singing the song while waiting for my big girl two front teeth to finally grow in. You […]

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Beauty in the Chrysalis Transformation

My mom loves butterflies. She buys flowers and herbs to attract them—dill, rue, and butterfly weed have annual planting appointments in her patio pots and flowerbeds. During the warm days of spring and summer she watches closely for a variety of butterflies to lay their eggs and monitors where the tiny specks appear. Then begins […]

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The (Un)Happy Dance of June

Unlike Snoopy’s happy dance, June can rob me of motivation to do much more than take slow motion baby steps forward. Do you ever dread stepping into a certain month? Never would I have imagined that an entire month would challenge my contentment the way June has for the last 12 years. This year, especially. […]

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4 Ways to Offer Infertility and Child Loss Care

A Day of Remembrance When people hear my story of infertility, miscarriage, and involuntary childlessness, one common question asked is how they can help a friend, loved one, or co-worker who has experienced a similar loss. In 1988, United States President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 1988 as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.” The observation […]

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The Final Salute: An Act of Unity

The last few years, we Americans have been in the thick of a great divide, a magnitude of cultural upheaval like I’ve never seen. There seems to be little to bring us together. It feels like we have lost any sense of common ground or basic respect for one another. Left against Right. Blue vs. […]

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Freedom From a Bathroom Cabinet

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your burden of grief? I posted earlier about the 10 year anniversary of the end of my active infertility season. A decade ago, after my third and final miscarriage, I cried uncle. Surrendered. Sobbed and mourned and eventually took baby steps on the new path opened up by God. […]

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