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.
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
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
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:
I recently listened to a talk by Jeff Cavins, a brilliant former protestant pastor turned Catholic speaker, writer, editor, teacher, and so much more. This particular talk that moved me deeply was titled “15 Things to do in the Midst of Suffering” and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking comfort during physical, spiritual, or emotional
~ 1 ~ Ba-humbug. I am not enjoying this season, at all. It is usually a struggle this time of year because of the stress and hours that Mark takes on at work. The combination of the stress and work he feels carries over to me because I worry about him. And it’s lonely around
It’s not that I haven’t felt thankful. But I am in a funk. The holidays, the lack of sleep, the never-ending to-do list, the cleaning and laundry that I can’t seem to get a grip on, the emotions that vary from minute to minute. Exhausting. But today I choose to look back at this month
They say timing is everything and I have to agree that it is very true in our life right now. Having lost Sophia just 4 1/2 months ago still seems surreal but the distractions that have been thrown into our life since then were quite obviously just the way it was supposed to be. On
::This morning I struggled, really struggled, to get out of bed at 4:50am to go to strength training class, finally mustered up the will but only because I know that I get tomorrow off. ::During conversation with dear husband found out that our health insurance premiums will likely go up yet again. Possibly 18% more.
Recently there has been a lot of extra discussion and prayer in our home about the state of the world. I won’t go into detail because I am pretty sure that we are not the only ones concerned and having these same conversations. What we keep coming back to though is that in order to