Our Story Continues On

It seems like we are in the exact same place that we have been since grief first entered our lives nearly five years ago but that’s not entirely true. It is similar but different because with each new life is a person – an unrepeatable, unique person – with a story to share. Similar to my struggle to write about Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Gift

The Season of Advent is quickly coming to a close. Last Sunday, Rex gave a talk at our parish for an event called XLT. XLT is short for “exalt”, which means to highly praise. The night started off with a couple praise and worship songs. Then following Rex’s talk, our pastor processed in with the Blessed Sacrament for a time Continue Reading →

The Boy Who Healed My Heart

This little guy turned one this month. Gabriel Chase is his name. He is my nephew and godson. Gabriel’s life changed mine. So in celebrating his birthday, let me share with you the story about his life. To begin, you will need some context to understand what was going on in my life at the time. It was late fall Continue Reading →

Flexibility of a [seemingly] Childless Life

Rex and I had always planned to celebrate our five year wedding anniversary in Hawaii – regardless of what our family looked like. Before Hawaii we went on vacations that involved friends and family, but never the just-the-two-of-us kind. So from the time we said I Do, we tucked away money whenever we could; sacrificing immediate wants for the Hawaiian Continue Reading →

Always Remember

Most people recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, but since the 1980’s it has also been Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness. October 15 is the International day to remember those who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage or infant death by lighting a memorial candle at 7pm creating a Wave of Light in the darkness of the loss and grief. I first heard about Continue Reading →