How Being a Mommy of Two makes me a better Parent of One

As I was playing with Joy the other day and as Faith’s second birthday approaches, I was thinking of the person I have become since Faith died.  I can speculate all day about the type of parent I would have been if they both were here, but that is not the case.  At the end of the day, I miss Faith so very much.  But I know in my heart that having her for the short time Read More

Reflections of Mother’s Day

I had a very good Mother’s Day this year. My parents were visiting, so I was blessed to be able to share Mother’s Day with my mother.  It was very nice.  My wonderful husband gave me a very special card, beautiful roses and a very beautiful charm with Faith’s name and birthday for one of my charm bracelets.   I am so excited to be pregnant with Joy, so it was very nice to celebrate Mother’s Day Read More

My View of Steel Magnolia’s Quotes and Loss

I just watched the last part of Steel Magnolias.  If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend it.  I’ve seen it before, but watching it this time was different.  I guess everything in life is different…now… I can relate to Sally Field’s character, M’Lynn, when she uses the following quote in the cemetery scene:  “I’m fine! I can jog all the way to Texas and back, but my daughter can’t! She never could! Oh God! I Read More

Mother’s Day on the Way

As Mother’s Day approaches again this year, I find myself thinking of Faith, Joy, as well as my Mother, and Mother-In-Law.  Last year, we were blessed to spend Mother’s Day with my husband’s mother.  It was quite a difficult day, having just lost Faith, but also a special day, as it was my first Mother’s Day.  My husband gave me a beautiful yellow rose last Mother’s Day and I will treasure it for years to come. This Read More

Out of Place

I am sitting on our love seat and holding my Comfort Bear from Sufficient Grace Ministries in our dining area. I enjoy sitting here frequently, as it is a very comfy place to relax.  I am thinking about my day today… This afternoon I was sitting outside.  I really enjoy looking at and watching the small lizards that run around everywhere here.  So I was enjoying the afternoon and watching a lizard.  I then had an overwhelming feeling Read More

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