Holidays

Navigating the Holidays after miscarriage or infant loss | The Joyful Mourning Podcast Episode 018 with Ashlee Proffitt, Meg Walker & Sterling Myers | The Morning: A Community of hope for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.

Listen in to this week’s special episode as I interview two women about what it looks like to navigate the holidays amidst grief. We chat about the challenges of the holiday season as well as simple, practical ways to find joy when your heart is aching.

Meg Walker and Sterling Myers have such incredible wisdom to offer that is encouraging and freeing and full of real empathy and knowing — I am so grateful they joined me for this special episode. As we enter the holiday season I pray this episode reminds you that you aren’t alone in the difficulty that is navigating holidays, nor are you alone in the pain of grief and loss and lastly, I pray this episode reminds you that you are more loved than you can even know.

Meet Meg

Hi, I’m Meg – I’m a mom of two with babies in Heaven, a fan of warm weather and the beach, and a lover of meaningful conversations with family and friends. I spend my days with my baby girl and college students in Richmond, VA, sharing with them the grace and truth that Jesus offers as he transforms their lives – and mine!

Listen to Meg’s Story in Episode 010.

You can find Meg over on her website and also on her Instagram account @megawalker.

Meet Sterling

I am a pastor’s wife and mother to a 1 year old baby girl who left us too soon. God has been so gracious and merciful to my husband and I, even in our darkest days. Learning to navigate life after June’s passing has been challenging. When she died, every area of my life was touched by my grief. I am learning how to keep going, one day at a time.

Listen to Sterling’s Story in Episode 013.

You can find Sterling over on her Instagram account @sterlingdawn.

Father's Day Gifts for Grieving / Bereaved Fathers | The Morning: A community of hope for women finding joy after miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss

Father’s are often forgotten when we think about those who are grieving the loss of a baby. Yet, their grief is no less than that of a mother, different, but not less. Similarly to my sentiments for Mother’s Day, “it isn’t about the gift — it’s extravagance or monetary value— instead it’s about someone remembering and […]

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For a heart that is grieving, the holidays are extremely difficult. And that is most likely an understatement. For the one grieving, everywhere they look they see only disappointment. They see only loss. They see only what is missing. They grieve memories they will never be able to make. But there is Hope. And Advent […]

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Mothers Day: When It Hurts | Infant Loss, Pregnancy Loss | The Morning | A Community of Hope for Grieving Parents

Joy and heartache, celebration and mourning. A seemingly odd pairing and yet daily we find ourselves experiencing both extremes, often simultaneously. Mother’s Day is no exception. Celebration and mourning. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Romans 12.15 On this Mother’s Day:  We celebrate the women who are knee deep in the trenches […]

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Grief & The Holidays | Grief Journey | Infant Loss | Pregnancy Loss | Miscarriage | The Morning

Less than 2 weeks after my son died we walked through our first holiday without him. This new reality of life and loss and navigating grief was in it’s infancy and we were desperately clinging to our old “normal.” “Normal” felt like an anchor that would keep us steady and safe and afloat. In a […]

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