January 2013

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January 28, 2013 ~ Overcoming Guilt and Embracing Joy One area so many mothers struggle with is guilt, especially those who experience the loss of a baby/child. We want to address this struggle in this post. It will help mothers quietly battling guilt for living life and experiencing joy to know they are not alone.

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The kids decided to do their chores and lessons early today and were finished before 10:00a.m., while I was still getting dressed and doing my morning chores. Lilly mentioned that I may need to help her with geography but then big brother insisted that he could do it and they “could just let mom have the

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Steps Back into Life Share about your first steps back into life. What helped you survive in the world outside as you took those first tender steps? Are there still tender areas for you today, living in a world that doesn’t embrace or understand the loss of a baby/child? How do you cope with those

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Two weeks into the new year has us feeling a bit more refreshed and relaxed. I personally feel like I have stopped hyperventilating and am starting to breathe again.  It’s a new way of inhaling and exhaling, very deliberate but also pretty positive.  In case you were wondering if we still know how to have

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Clinging in the Pit If you are not new to loss, talk a bit about early grief. What was it like, clinging for hope in the pits of despair? What did you cling to for hope? How did you survive the early days? What helped? What do you wish you could share with someone new

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I have decided to join in a blog hop called Walking With You, hosted by Sufficient Grace Ministries.  It’s as much for me as it is for you.  I hope we both get something out of it.   Introduction and Where are You Now? Tell us a little about yourself, your baby, and how you’ve

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Every year I like to make a list of goals I would like to work toward in the 12 months to follow.  On the heals of the hardest year of my life, I have changed and so have my goals. Many of you I’m sure are familiar with the biblical story of Mary and Martha:

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As another year passes by us I like to go back and look at my goals to see how I did.  This year was obviously thrown way off track with the loss of Sophia so the best laid plans oftentimes go undone.  And that’s ok.  Other things took priority.  Moving forward we will continue to get

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I am thankful for the idea of the 7 quick takes because right now I seem to either have a brain scattered with random thoughts or I am obsessively focused on one thing in particular. Right now it’s all a jumbled mess. ~1~ We are attempting to get back into the swing of things and