Holidays

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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