Tag: miscarriage

We Can Grieve Together While Grieving Differently

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle & Denair Dispatch A Review of Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey Through Miscarriage by Laura Kelly Fanucci and Franco David Fanucci Grief. The five stages of grief are shock, bargaining, anger, depression and acceptance. The four tasks of grief are accepting the reality of

Pregnancy And Infant Loss Awareness

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month to call to mind the reality of these losses. Adriel Booker has done a beautiful job compiling stories of loss to lead up this month. They will be shared through Instagram @ourscarlettstories or you can read mine and several others at once here.

To the mothers who never met their children

I did not plan on writing today. I posted two things about Mother’s Day yesterday and the day before. But I feel somewhat compelled to write. Happy Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to those mothers who never had a chance to meet their babies, who never had a chance to

Reflections on Gift from the Sea: Part Five

It looks rather like the house of a big family, pushing out one addition after another to hold its teeming life… I have questioned myself on this. We have so much stuff. I used to feel guilty when I would pack so many things to travel. Why do I take

The madness of miscarriage

I remember the madness of miscarriage, of grief staring me in the face, the devastation, the hope and the expectation wiped away in a brief moment of confirmation. I asked the question that changed my worldview: how can God let this happen?

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