WHEN THE DARKNESS IS THICK

Life can be full of quite the ups and downs, can it not?! Surely we all have no trouble rejoicing and dancing and celebrating. But then there are the unspeakable circumstances. Shocking outcomes. Accidents. Illnesses. Betrayals. Traumas. Failures. Broken things. The fall was REAL, y’all. And we all feel the darkness of this world like […]

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SIX YEARS AGO, I POSTED THIS AFTER LEARNING OUR FIRST BABY WAS GONE

This blog was originally written on April 15th 2010, the night after we got the most heartbreaking news a mommy can get. “I’m having trouble sleeping for the third night in a row. But tonight is a little different than the last two nights.  Today when we went into the doctor for our first prenatal […]

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MOTHER’S DAY IN THE DESERT

mothers day when you're waiting

Mother’s Day in the Desert of Waiting is the hottest. It’s the windiest, driest, hardest of days. It hurts. You’re reminded how empty your arms are. You are grieving. You are sad. I get it. It’s okay to stay in bed today. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to be not okay.  It’s also […]

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don’t sing songs to a heavy heart: support group

  I’ve learned a thing or two about grief through personal experience and even more through research for my book. My optimistic blondie natural tendency used to be “smile and throw some encouragement around.” Thank goodness I know better now or people would be making this face at me:   If you know someone going […]

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