That Pearl of Great Price

By: Elise Donovan The following is an exert from Elise Donovan’s new book The Pearl of Great Price: A Year of Birth, Death, and Awakening. This book shares the story of the loss of her daughter Carly, and the journal entries of the year following her loss. Twenty-one years ago today, I birthed my lifeless…

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Dear Caroline

Sweet Caroline Claire, you were named for Joy and Light, the very same gifts you brought to our lives.

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My Hope

Even though my baby Hope can’t be earth-side with me, she got me through the hardest season of my life. She will forever be my Hope.

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Joy as a Lifejacket

By: Rose Carlson I have cried so much this year That I’ve almost drowned. So, when you see me smile Don’t think I’m no longer in the water— Understand that my joy is a lifejacket. ~ Elisabet Velasquez As I was perusing Instagram early one morning, the above quote showed up in my feed. I…

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Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Except when your baby has died. Then, it can be the most awful time of the year. By: Rose Carlson As everyone around you goes about their joyful business of shopping and baking and shouting, “Happy Holidays!” or “Merry Christmas!” to everyone they meet, it can seem to you as if there is nothing wonderful…

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We Are Missing It All

By: Sabrina Ivy We are missing it all. And tonight it hurts like hell. Baby loss isn’t something that just happened at one tragic day in our lives years ago. It is something that we carry with us as we endure each and every day and special occasion that comes and goes without our daughter…

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