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: Marissa Steinhoff My world had stopped, completely shut off for 8 full weeks. I would sit in my house, avoiding the outside world and the looks of despair from others. My home was the place I felt most comfortable, most human. I knew that inside the walls of my
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: Rebecca Hirst A Share Chapter Leader shares the story of impacting their rural community with support for pregnancy and infant loss. Mr. & Mrs. Rich George, members of Share support group in DeKalb, IL, know from personal experience that, “There is no foot too small that it cannot leave
Songwriter, John Dolan wrote this song Watching Over You (Brianna’s Song) in honor of his niece, Brianna. He felt inspired to write this song in 1999 when Brianna was miscarried. Dolan hopes it can bring comfort to families who have suffered a similar loss. Listen Here “Watching Over You” ©
By: Karen Christopher On February 19, 2002, our daughter Elizabeth Christena Swader came silently into the world. I was 36 1/2 weeks and this was our first baby. We learned of her demise about 36 hours before when we went to the doctor for a routine visit and there was
What I’ve Learned From Surviving 3 Lost Pregnancies By: Tori Johnson-Jones, as told to Anthonia Akitunde I knew that motherhood was a title that I wanted to have in my lifetime. I had already been with my husband for some time, and I knew that he would be a great
It is always a privilege to honor and remember the many precious babies who were real and who were loved. -Sister Jane’s Personal Memoir By: Sister Jane Marie Lamb, OSF My time of nearly 30 years journeying with bereaved parents has a been a gifted time for me in more