Mothering Each Day

By: Robyn Busekrus The birds are singing and the sun is shining. When I turn the calendar to May, it brings sadness. I say to myself, “Here we go again.” This month, we honor mothers and for those of us who have been on this loss journey it is difficult. This May, my son would…

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Journaling Is For Everyone

By: Crystal Webster Everyone knows they should journal. We’ve heard it a hundred times. Having a tough time processing your feelings? Journal. Have to make a big decision at work? Journal. Can’t decide what to have for lunch? Journal. It seems like the answer to everything is writing it down. But journaling is hard. A…

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The Most Wonderful (and Grief-Filled) Time of the Year

By: Amy Lied I think it’s safe to say that the Christmas season is a favorite among a large number of people.  Christmas music is playing the day after Halloween. Social media is flooded with decorated trees only a few days after that.  Songs proclaim that it’s the “most wonderful time of the year”.  But…

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Sharing Your Truth

By: Amy Lied “When are you going to have kids?” “Do you have any other children?” “(Sees I have twin daughters) Going to try for a boy next?” These questions are extremely personal and, yet, asked on a regular basis, usually by complete strangers.  I’ve heard them all and more throughout my journey to start a…

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Talking About Grief and Loss is Uncomfortable.

By: Robyn Busekrus Sometimes friends and family don’t have the words to bring comfort.  When I think of grief, I think of sadness and pain. We all like to share the highlights in our lives.  Social media shows the highlight reel of our experiences. Those experiences are important to share. However, life isn’t sunshine and…

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Blessings, Little One

By: Sheri Little Evans Little One, I guess this is “goodbye.” You were more than a dream…more than a prayerful hope, you were reality for us. We had many dreams for you…for us as a family.  I doubt we’ll even see you to really say “goodbye.”  So, let this special poem go with you on…

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Speaking About Our Children

By: Codi N. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day but unless you are a part of this community you may never know this day exists; I know I didn’t before I lost my son last year. We live in a world where pregnancy and infants are idolized but once the unthinkable happens…

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