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Category Archives: Loss

Old and Pregnant

I have known so many women who have experienced pregnancy loss and miscarriage. I never in a million years thought I would be one of them.Read more »

What to Say When a Friend Miscarries

The loss of a child during pregnancy can be one of the most devastating events in a person’s life. Not only do you lose your child but youRead more »

To Say Their Names

Our names are important. Even if we share the same name as someone else, our names are still uniquely our own. If someone said, “Tell meRead more »

REVIEW: Loving Baby Louie – Hope in the Midst of Grief

Alison sent me a message on Facebook one morning, asking if I would be interested in doing a review of a children’s book her mom andRead more »

When the Quiver is Missing Three Arrows

Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb. As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so theRead more »

15 Ways to Cope When Someone Suddenly Dies

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;Read more »

Snow Angel

It always makes me laugh to think of my fellow Southerners panicking at this time of year when the forecast is for snow. It is very typicalRead more »

My Anastasius

Pondering Over the years, as friend after friend had experienced miscarriage I wondered why it is God not only allows it, but allows it soRead more »

A Heavenly Lesson from St. Gertie

On Sunday, November 2, we confirmed our suspicion of being pregnant. Ah, seven kiddos. Downsizing just before number six was born, IRead more »

My Journey through In Vitro Fertilization

It’s July 2008 and I’m strapped to a surgical table as a fertility doctor siphons three dozen eggs out of my ovaries through a long needle.Read more »

Trusting in God’s Promises: One Momma’s Letter to You

Losing a baby is no doubt one of the most difficult things a parent can go through. It is wrought with pain, sadness, grief, and suffering.Read more »

Baby Louie: A Tale of Faith, Hope, and Love

“I am so sorry, but your son has a lethal form of skeletal dysplasia. His limbs are very short and his chest cavity is very, very small. HeRead more »

A Memorial to Our Children

Today we recognize the children that we never got to know. Those that we only knew of for a short time, maybe held briefly, and loved withRead more »

Celebrating Life

Last summer, I received a phone call from a lady who was new to our parish and wanted to see if we would be interested in starting aRead more »

Frances Raphael: Helping People Love Better

Today we share with our readers a letter written from a mom to her unborn daughter. Our friend Shannon H. is a homeschooling mom to fourRead more »