A Symbol of Hope and Peace

By: Marie Kriedman My miscarriage made me doubt that grief is survivable. Rationally, I knew I would survive, but emotionally, my pain was so raw that I couldn’t breathe. A friend told me that grief is like an ocean tide. The concept really resonated with me. Grief is strong, powerful, and crushing when it first…

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Walking Down the Stairs: Even Good Days Hurt

By: Julz Richterman Tragedy is a gas that seeps into every part of your life. Not only are you left remembering the “before” you, but you are haunted by the “should be” and “what if” you – the you who will never exist. You miss the person who never thought about these two opposing realities:…

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Being Part of the Club

By: Amanda Crews When I was in labor with our son, Carson, at 37 weeks, I had a dear friend visit me. She, too, had experienced the loss of a child. She stood alongside my bed, as my body prepared for a long labor, and she apologized. She said, “I am so sorry, Amanda. This…

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Sad Moments During Special Days

By: Marie Kriedman I find myself in a new place of my grief journey:  regret, with a side helping of disappointment and sorrow. I am struggling with the fact that my last pregnancy ended in death.  My husband and I would like to add to our family, but my age makes it more difficult.  We…

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The Seasons of Grief

By: Robyn Busekrus Spring is a time of new beginnings. Seeing the flowers bloom at this time of year brings joy.The anticipation of the colors unfolding ushers a sense of excitement. Seasons bring changesin the weather and in our surroundings. Grief also brings changes in the seasons in our lives. There are two seasons of…

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The Resentment in Grief

By: Amy Lied  It’s been 6 years since our firstborn, our son, was stillborn, after struggling with infertility and suffering a miscarriage previously. Since then we have brought home twin girls, for whom we are immensely grateful. However, despite the joy of our daughters, the pain remains from our journey to parenthood. In the four…

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What Grieving Parents Wish Everyone Else Knew

By: Michelle L. Cramer I’ve been doing bereavement photography for 15 years, working specifically with families who have medically fragile children or who lose a child at birth. Because I am not the type of person that can just walk away from someone in their hardest moments, the photography services I began providing so long…

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