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To the Moms and Dads Who Suffer Loss: You Are Not Alone

In: Child Loss, Grief, Infertility, Motherhood
To the Moms and Dads Who Suffer Loss: You Are Not Alone www.herviewfromhome.com

You are walking the hardest path anyone will ever walk—living this life without your children. Your losses have come in many shapes and sizes. You’ve lost tiny heartbeats early in the womb. You’ve screamed and sobbed through labor to deliver a silent but perfect little bundle. You’ve held a fragile infant for hours, days, weeks, or months, only to give him back to Heaven. You’ve watched your little one grow into a curious toddler and then held her a final time as disease or an accident took her away. You’ve lived a full childhood with your baby and even watched...

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The Miracle of Being Fed through 5,000 Days of Grief

In: Faith, Grief, Loss, Motherhood
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It has been 5,000 days since I was struck with an insatiable hunger. A hunger and a longing for the physical presence of my little boy. I remember the intensity of what that new grief felt like. It was completely unfathomable for me to think I could survive another day or even another hour without him—and the thing that petrified me the most was that I would continue to live without him. I was hungrier than I knew was possible and what I longed for was something I could not have. Rather than being nestled in my lap, my son...

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Check In With Your Bereaved Mom Friends, Their Hearts Are Still Hurting

In: Grief, Loss, Motherhood
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No mother should ever have to bury her child. But it happens all the time. And this week it was a family we know, making my heart heavier and taking me back just a bit to the familiar feelings of four years ago. I’ve been there. We lost my 3-year-old son in 2016. Disbelief was my first and lasting emotion. Sadness had not yet set in because I didn’t understand how it could actually happen. Disbelief. I mean, really. Seven days prior, we were at home taking pictures because it was a dress-up day at school. Then just one short...

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