It has been four years, three months, and three days since the day that changed everything: the day my daughter, Ellie, died. Today I cried the entire way home from church. You see, a young mother brought her baby girl to our Sunday School class. Hearing that baby girl cry was all it took to … Continue reading Time heals all wounds
I have heard hundreds of times “I can’t imagine what it’s like to lose a child.” Perhaps someday I’ll write more about that, but for now here’s a glimpse of my “new normal” life as a bereaved parent two years after my daughter’s death.
“It was time to start surviving and that was going to take every ounce of my being to accomplish”
My grief journey began suddenly in 2018 when my youngest daughter, Ellie, died in my arms at just 10 days old. I was crushed. Friends, family, and strangers came together around the world and prayed for my daughter’s healing, but unfortunately God’s plan for my child did not match my own. I had been a … Continue reading Good Friday and Easter: a view from the lens of child loss
In December of 2019, I sat in my bathroom staring at a little plastic stick with two pink lines. I rubbed my eyes to be sure they weren’t telling me a lie. A knot formed in the pit of my stomach. Given the events of the last couple of years, a positive pregnancy test could … Continue reading Pregnancy After Loss