By: Nikki Grayson Let’s be honest, the job of a nurse is not all that glamorous. But in the beginning, Ithought it would be. My thoughts were centered on one thing: helping patients. Not only did itnot turn out to be a dazzling profession, but it was downright hard to become a nurse. Late nightsstudying,…

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By: Ann-Marie Ferry Sitting cross legged on the warm summer ground I comb my fingers through the damp grass. Every so often I grasp at it as if I am grasping for growing hair. A short time has passed since Kuyper’s burial, yet the patch of earth over his grave has grown in thick, making…

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By: Kayla Leibner Who am I? I am a Christian.  I am a mother. I am a wife.  I am a daughter. I am a sister.  I am a friend. I am more things, but these are the identities that are most important to me.  First and foremost, my identity is in Christ.  However, since…

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By: Amy Lied The Sunday before Mother’s Day. A day you never heard of until you joined this terrible club. It’s a day set assigned to honor the mothers who are living without their child/ren. It’s a day with which I have a love/hate relationship. I love the fact that we get our own day,…

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By: Amy Lied We all see the pregnancy test commercials.  The ones where the couple is sitting there together anxiously waiting for the test to be positive.  After a few uneasy moments, they look at the test and, of course, it’s positive! I know some companies have gotten better at showing the other side of…

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By: Elizabeth Lowder When a friend or loved one has experienced a loss like a miscarriage, failed IVF or even a negative pregnancy test, we want to do something to help. To take the pain and sadness away and to help them feel better. Common responses couples hear when they’re going through infertility might be…

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By: Jennifer Kouri RN, CPLC “You are a labor & delivery nurse? You are SO lucky! That has to be the happiest unit in the hospital!” Working as a labor nurse for 20 years I have heard these phrases many times from people when they ask what I do for a living. Yes, it truly…

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By: Amy Lied We all see the pregnancy test commercials.  The ones where the couple is sitting there together anxiously waiting for the test to be positive.  After a few uneasy moments, they look at the test and, of course, it’s positive! I know some companies have gotten better at showing the other side of…

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By: Nikki Grayson Angel Wings and a baby hat; black and white photographs and a little blue blanket; nurses to cry with and a doctor to share your fears with. It was one year ago on a Monday morning when I walked through the double doors of the OB floor. As I followed the nurse…

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By: Kayla Leibner It’s no secret that it can be difficult to return to a state of normalcy after a life-altering event.  Adjusting to and recovering from big changes takes time – and sometimes a lot of it.  When you lose a child, returning to normal isn’t really an option.  Life never looks the same,…

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