Terminating A Wanted Pregnancy

By: Amy Z. What a crazy week!  We spent our baby moon in San Diego visiting my husband’s family.  While there, my husband felt our baby kick for first time.  We came home in time to see some 4th of July Fireworks (I’m kinda a firework fanatic).  After two miscarriages, a chemical pregnancy and a…

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Two Unbelievable Options

By: Tessa Michaud In January 2011, my husband and I learned we were blessed with another pregnancy, another beautiful child. After having a miscarriage in September 2010, my doctors wanted to proceed with caution.   It was a confusing time as I had wanted to celebrate with joy and excitement, yet I knew from previous experience…

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Taking Gemma’s Pain: Ending A Wanted Pregnancy

By: Megan Hofbauer I am a mother of three handsome boys and one beautiful daughter or at least I imagine she’s beautiful. When I close my eyes, I see a beautiful little girl with dark brown hair, soulful blue eyes, and olive skin but then I open my eyes and she’s gone. The reality is…

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Meeting Annie

By: Robert and Kelly Henke A couple weeks before our 20-week ultrasound, I had a gut instinct that something wasn’t quite right. I couldn’t place it, but I knew something was wrong. My husband, Robert, and our 20-month-old daughter were both at the ultrasound. Never did I expect to hear the word “Anencephaly.” It was…

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The Date That Changes Everything

By: Kadie Tannehill I never knew how much one, single date in time could change the course of entire lifetime. May 16th, 2015 is that date for me, and something I naively thought I would never experience—it’s the day that we said hello and goodbye to our son, Jonah, in the same breath. You see,…

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Carrying Grace To Term

By: Stephanie Schoonover OUR BLESSING, OUR GRACE A few months after we married, Andy and I learned our prayers for our family had been answered. I was pregnant and we were ecstatic. Aside from afternoon fatigue my pregnancy seemed to be going smoothly until our 12 -week anatomy scan. We watched as our daughter stretched…

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Decisions Made With Love

By: Marissa Steinhoff “If we tell you to turn off the machines, will you think we are the dumbest, worst parents alive?” I remember sitting in a hospital conference room around a huge table.  It was my husband and I and dozens of doctors and specialists.  Tears were running down my swollen face and through…

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Support for Every Grieving Family

By: Patti Budnik, Share Bereavement Care Manager When I started at Share, I didn’t know how amazed and inspired I would be by the families we serve. Everyone’s story is different and there is no such thing as grieving perfectly. Some of our stories are more complicated than others but all result in the loss…

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