By: Natasha La It was January 27 and I sat in the cold at my uncle’s burial. Since this was the first close family member of mine who had passed away, I wasn’t sure what to expect from myself and everyone else emotionally. What I realized over the course of
By: Sabrina Ivy Death invaded our lives in a way that has irrevocably changed us. We can never go back to who we were before. We are painfully aware of how different we are now. We know what death looks like on our child. We know what death smells like.
By: Angie Wetherell One cannot explain why life takes us on such challenging journeys. For my husband and I, we had 11 miscarriages over a 7 year span. It seemed as though a storm cloud hung over us endlessly. We had always wanted children and struggled to understand why we
By: Eva and Kyle Martino This is a post I’ve been thinking about for a while now. Loss, and the grieving process, is so unique– so nonlinear, so unexpected. And it can be just as individual between partners experiencing the same event. I asked my husband, Kyle Martino, to write
By: Nora Lafata Three weeks ago I Googled “Rainbow Birthday Party.” Streamers. Polka dots. Lollipops. Cakes and cupcakes and salsa and food coloring, and lots and lots of chevron. I realize none of that is what’s important. Still as we sang to him, I couldn’t help but notice the reds
By: Christina Rearick How could anyone experience anything but joy when a new baby is born into their family? The answer is quite simple, when they have endured the loss of such a tiny and most precious life. Years ago, when I lost my very first baby to polycystic ovarian