By: Kendra Goldman I first heard about the Share Walk on October 12th, 2016 while visiting the website. This was 2 days before I was scheduled for a D&C for my second miscarriage. The day of my D&C, I wanted to talk with my doctor to see if the walk would be something I’d be…

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By: Christine Ford Losing my son to Trisomy 18 on May 5, 2018 has completely changed my life. My outlook on life has changed and how I connect with and view others has changed. I have much more empathy towards others who have miscarried, had a stillbirth, or have lost an infant, baby, or young…

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By: Ann-Marie Ferry A few years back my husband and I decided to take the dull winter months of the Midwest to read to each other in the evenings. I am a lifelong fan of C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters are among my favorites. My husband, Jon, is…

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By: Shawanna Allen Numbness, Confusion, Anger, Pain, Shame, Emptiness, and Sadness In no particular order are the aforementioned all the emotions I experienced on August 8th when I, in my heart knew and then affirmed by the emergency room doctor that I was indefinitely having a miscarriage. Prior to this day I had been back…

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By: Brooke Taylor Duckworth This is an excerpt from a recently-published book by Sharing Magazine contributor Brooke D. Taylor. Unimaginable: Life After Baby Loss is now available on Amazon. It tells the story of surviving the death of her first daughter, navigating the complexities of life after pregnancy loss, and discovering that grief can somehow…

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Coping with grief through a pandemic, finding strength and support during a time of social distancing.

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By: Michelle L. Cramer My friend Tishia was pregnant with triplets, Paul, Kyle, and William. Unfortunately, Paul passed away in the womb while Kyle and William were carried to term. Tishia is also deaf, so most of her adult interaction is through written communication.  After losing Paul, she sought support through groups on Facebook specifically…

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By: Amy Lied Grief is now a lifelong companion for me.  Over the course of the four years that I have been living with grief, it has evolved. Now, I can breathe easier, the grief more in the background with the occasional really heavy day. During those initial days after the loss of my son,…

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By: Molly Hickey Sipping coffee and sitting across from a long time friend, we talked about the weather, her kids, our jobs, and husbands. With each break in the conversation, I hoped she would ask about Joseph and Grace. I hoped she’d ask about how I am navigating the grieving process, ask how it felt to be back at work when I was…

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By: Sharon Schumack I recently read a magazine article about aging constructively that asked its readers the following questions: What were some of the most challenging experiences in your life? How did you get through them? What pushed you forward? I didn’t have to think very hard. The answers popped into my head immediately. The…

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