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Writing Contributors – Pregnancy After Loss Package

Seeking Writers This post may contain affiliate links.  Please see my Disclosure for more information. I am currently writing/compiling a package to help women and families get through pregnancy after loss in a joyful manner.  I pray that this resource will help many women and families who endure this difficult time get through it joyfully, as God intended. Inspiration One thing I am including in this pregnancy after loss package is inspiration from other women who have Read More

8 Things to do when a child dies

8 Things to Say or Do When a Child Dies

What to Say (or Not to Say), What to Do (or Not Do) When someone you know loses a child it can be very difficult to know how to respond, what to say, what not to say, what to do, what not to do…That being said, as someone who has lost a child, I am going to share some tips to help those of you who have not to get a better understanding what to do when Read More

A Faith-Shaped Hole

Momentos Coming Soon

Today I am getting excited because I am working on an idea that I will be launching soon.  It will be a product that I will be making and selling to anyone, but especially focusing on those who have lost children.  I will be able to customize it so that it will be a special momento. I should be receiving mine to make for myself (& to use as examples) on Saturday.  I have seen a lot Read More

A Faith-Shaped Hole

How Common

I am blown away by how many people experience the loss of a child daily.  I had NO idea.  I’ll be honest, it’s not something that I’d ever thought of before I personally experienced it in my own life.  Just think of the things that need to line up for a woman to get pregnant, then add on top of that the huge list of things that can go wrong after that.  There are so many things Read More

A Faith-Shaped Hole

3 Months

It was 3 months ago today that Faith was born and went home to be with The Lord.  Although I think of her almost constantly daily, the 15th of the month is different for me.  Off and on throughout today I have looked at my watch and thought of where I was and what was happening 3 months ago at that time.   I frequently replay what happened that morning in my head.  It is as fresh Read More

A Faith-Shaped Hole

Silence

As I am sitting here in my living room, I begin thinking of the things I need to get done in the house today.  I can hear the thunder, cars, and other various noises.  However, the sound I am listening to in my home right now is silence. While a lot of people enjoy silence, me being one of them, sometimes, like now, the silence is so loud it is almost deafening.  Faith is not here crying Read More

A Faith-Shaped Hole

My Best Gift

Since Faith went home to be with The Lord, I have begun to find some healing in many things.  One of these things so far has been writing.  I wrote this poem not long ago.  Re-reading and reflecting has aided me tremendously as well, as I have re-read the poem a number of times.  I pray it will be a blessing to you as you may be going through grief as well. In Love to Faith Melody Read More

A Faith-Shaped Hole

Being a Mother…The Hard Way

This morning, my friend Gary, posted a saying on Facebook.  Here is what it says: “A person who loses a partner is called a widow.  A child who loses a parent is called an orphan.  But there is no word to describe a parent that loses a child, because the loss is like no other.”  I’m not sure who wrote this, but it rings so true to me today and every day.   As I contemplate this Read More

A Faith-Shaped Hole

“Good Morning Baby Girl”

Good Morning “Good morning baby girl.”  That’s how I start my morning every day.  I don’t know how else to start it.  I don’t know how many times a day that I talk to Faith during the day (out-loud or in my head); many more than I can count.  I can’t help but think constantly of what we would be doing if Faith were here with us…where would we be, we’d be holding her, changing her, playing Read More