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I sat at a large table in a conference room. I knew I was there for bad news. I knew it as I followed the nurse down the hall. Before they even began, they asked about the death of my first son. My third-born was across the hospital, hooked up to countless machines, keeping him alive. They were about to show me scans of his brain. I was about to see a gray mass of inactivity….
But before they told me he was dying….
Before sharing that there was nothing else they could do….
They asked about my firstborn. 

life after loss

The Overlooked Father (Guest Post)

It’s his little blue and white striped blanket that breaks my heart. Every time I see her fold it, adjust it, and gently lay it upon her pillow, I crumble inside. Every excruciating memory comes rushing back, each time she presses her face against its soft fibers; or clenches it in her hands, with a… Continue reading The Overlooked Father (Guest Post)

life after loss

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  This month, we remember and recognize all of the precious babies gone too soon.  At the beginning of the month, I began taking name submissions for a project to honor as many of these beautiful babies as possible. The response was overwhelming. I filled up a large… Continue reading Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month