Tag Archives: #loss

“A Tale of 10 Tummies”

I’m often put off by articles celebrating the post-partum body. Not that I think it’s something to be ashamed of – in fact, I’m all for mom bellies being rocked and honored – but because they seem, to me, to … Continue reading

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He should be one (sort of)

Yesterday, on FB, a friend posted a picture from her son’s first birthday. I had forgotten that A and I were initially pregnant at the same time. She was due on May 1. I was due on April 24. She … Continue reading

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Recalling my first experience of loss as a child

I’ve been scouring the web for writing prompts. I miss writing on this blog already (which may be because my meditation series ended on Sunday, so now I’m craving the “fix” of catharsis that comes with deep thought about something. … Continue reading

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The church and trauma

God and the church are touchy subjects in the babyloss community (really, in every community, amirite?). I bristle whenever I hear someone trying to make themselves feel better by telling a babyloss mom that “It was God’s will” or “God … Continue reading

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Hope is brave

For those of you babyloss mamas who are pregnant after loss or contemplating becoming pregnant after loss, take a minute to read this post over at Still Standing. You are so brave. You have so much love. You deserve the … Continue reading

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Dying is not losing, it’s just unlucky

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer.” These powerful words by ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who recently died of cancer, resonated with me. Just take out “to cancer” and replace (or not) with what your … Continue reading

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Friends who understand

A glorious post by Robyna May about the difference between two types of friends after loss: those who don’t understand, and those who do. An excerpt is below. A friend says, “he was beautiful”.  A friend who understands says “he … Continue reading

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