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Category Archives: Loss

Perinatal Loss: The Rest of the Family

As more is learned about the emotional and spiritual pain that women suffer from losing a child before his or her birth, the Church andRead more »

The Visitation

Tomorrow is an optional memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and next Wednesday is the feast day of St. Benedict. To honor both theseRead more »

From Nicaragua to Now: One Family’s Sacrifices for Freedom

Less than 12 hours after the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on ObamaCare, my Facebook wall took a drastic turn.Read more »

Sometimes Moms Need Their Mother, Too

Some 2000 years ago a young woman gave her yes to God.  With that yes came great joy, because when you truly follow God’s will forRead more »

Wrapped in Your Arms

A little over four years ago I experienced my first miscarriage.  It was the beginning of a dark time for me as I would go on to have twoRead more »

When “I’m Sorry” Just Isn’t Enough…

Just as raising a child takes a village, it takes a community to grieve the loss of a child as well. These precious little ones areRead more »

Easter Teaches Us Hope, Even During Times of Loss

The Easter Season is upon us. 50 days of celebrating the time that Jesus spent on Earth after his Resurrection. Such a glorious time ofRead more »

Walking the Way of the Cross without Samantha

I didn’t make it to Mass last year on Ash Wednesday. I remember seeing a Mass schedule on the door to the chapel at St. David’s as IRead more »

Babies are Always Welcome

My Husband and I recently announced our second pregnancy. You can read more about our first daughter here, but long story short, she diedRead more »

Every Child Deserves a Name

There are many innocent babies killed by abortion every day in this country. It is my opinion that many of the women who get abortions andRead more »

My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord

And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.  Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Based in both Sacred Scripture andRead more »

Angelic Faces for your Tree!

As I mentioned in a previous post, today (December 6) is the Feast of St. Nicholas. According to the St. Nicholas Center, one of theRead more »

Bald, Pregnant, and Living

Click this photo, my hand-drawn logo, to see more of my story. “You have breast cancer,” the surgeon deadpanned. I glanced atRead more »

It Is in Experiencing Bitterness, That One Can Fully Appreciate Sweetness.

The day that I am writing this, October 13, 2011, consisted of taking my youngest child Jack out for a very special lunch. What was theRead more »

A God-Given Full Circle

“Pregnant.” I never could have guessed just how much a single word could impact my life. The reading on the digital test couldn’t be right.Read more »