Happy Birthday Aaden

Episode 53

I’m getting really honest in today’s episode about what pregnancy after loss has been like for me and sharing a few practical ideas for how to fight through the difficulties and challenges a loss mama might face in this season. If you love someone who has experienced the loss of a baby and is either trying to conceive or is pregnant again, I think this episode will help shed some light on what she is feeling and experiencing and in turn help you to understand a little better what she is going through.

At the time of this recording I am nearly 34 weeks pregnant. The past 30+ weeks have held high highs that have been incredibly sweet and joy-filled, moments I will treasure forever, but I would by lying if I didn’t tell you that the majority of these past 30+ weeks have held incredibly low lows.

In this episode I share a few practical physical, mental and spiritual tips for fighting those low lows.

This episode likely did not answer all your questions about pregnancy after loss but I pray that it gave you an honest picture of a girl trying to fight for faith amidst a war of uncertainty and fear. I pray it encourages you that you are not alone in this and that you are reminded of a God who will one day restore and redeem all that has been broken. You are so loved friend and I am praying for you today.



I wanted to thank Cultivate What Matters for supporting The Joyful Mourning Podcast. Cultivate What Matters are the creators of the PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner as well as the Write the Word Journals — two of my most favorite tools for intentional, purposeful living.

For the grieving mama who may find opening the Bible to be too difficult in this season, The Write the Word Journals are a perfect solution. This tool takes the overwhelm out of opening the Bible and provides a simple way to consistently spend time reading God’s Word — where I believe true healing can be found. To check out all the details about the Write the Word Journals (as well as a generous 10% coupon code from my friends at Cultivate What Matters head to http://www.themorning.com/cwm)

Episode 52 This week we celebrated my son’s birthday. He would have been turning 11 years old.  Celebrating the birthday of a baby who has died is incredibly hard. And over the years it has often felt impossible. Like I might just be crushed under the weight of that reality. In this week’s episode I’m […]

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Infant Loss 10 Years Later | A Letter from a mother to her son on his 10th birthday | The Morning: A community of hope for women finding joy after miscarriage, still-birth or infant loss

Dear Aaden, Today you would be 10. And while 10 years feels like an enormous amount of time, it still feels like yesterday. You were born on a Wednesday afternoon, quicker than I could have imagined. I remember even the seemingly insignificant details of your birth. like any mother, that moment seared into my memory […]

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