Nathan and I about our story giving back through Blessed with More as well as our experience coping with the loss of our children during the holidays. We'd share our hearts with you today in hopes that you're able to support grieving parents, or practice self care for your own grieving heart. These are some do's and don'ts to help show love to a grieving parent during the holidays.
Christmas can be an especially hard time to be away from family and all of the holiday traditions we love. Many families find themselves in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a child facing medical complications. Each year Blessed with More prepares a special Christmas stocking for these babies and their families in Duluth, Minnesota.
As many of you know, I've been working with local hospitals for several years to provide baby loss memory boxes in honor of the five babies I've lost. I'm happy to now provide the comfort of another gift to these grieving families. A teddy bear. Each family receives a large teddy bear after the loss … Continue reading Help Us Fill Empty Arms
***Our 2020 fundraiser is complete. If you'd still like to donate directly, click the link below! Thank YOU for helping provide light and love to families in our community facing the loss of a precious child.*** SPONSOR A BABY LOSS BEAR or MEMORY BOX or MISCARRIAGE GIFT BAG : ------ It's been over 8 years … Continue reading FUNDRAISER: Greeting Card Box Sets by Usborne Books & More (Complete)
New life. LIFE. No doctors. No drugs. And yet LIFE. To say that I'm shocked is an understatement. We had come to the tentative decision to end this infertility journey after walking a bumpy road of trials once again. Nate was on one page and I on another. I went to therapy to try to FIND … Continue reading New Life Grows Hope
Two years ago today – Valentine's Day 2012 was a bittersweet day. Ten days prior we said goodbye to our sweet babies. Three days prior we had their memorial service. To say I wasn't in a celebratory mood was an understatement. Our friends from church were getting together for a couples' night out at one … Continue reading Bittersweet Valentine’s Day
It was a beautiful fall day, the sun was shining, I was in the midst of an online art class and felt inspired to dig out the Prismacolors. I got in the car and headed to the cemetery to work out some details at. I was dreading it, so I set my heart on inspiration … Continue reading Forest Hill – Fall 2013 – Inspired
Mommy misses you Alice, Elliot and Alexis.
February 3, 2012 Alice Mae, Elliot Nathan and Alexis Marie went to Heaven. Maybe some day I can write more here. Please pray for us during this time of grief.
I can feel baby B and C move quite often. In fact this weekend baby B did a total flip and it felt SO strange. Baby C must have had a bit more room b/c suddenly I didn't have pressure on my left rib/lung any longer. Thank you baby B. I rarely feel baby A … Continue reading Wiggles