Bereavement

For the past six years, on Molly’s Heavenly Birthday in April and at our perinatal bereavement support group’s Walk to Remember in October, our family has participated in beautiful and therapeutic balloon releases in honor and memory of Molly, Babies Benson and other babies who left this world too soon. In the early years all I knew […]

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On the Eve of Valentine’s Day 2008, Bob and I went to one of our bi-weekly Wednesday perinatal echocardiograms to find out how our baby girl Molly was doing. Her cardiologist, Dr. Cuneo, shared with us that our daughter’s heart had begun to fail. She told us that if we wanted to take the aggressive route […]

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The Prayer

by Kathy on January 21, 2014 · 6 comments

in Bereavement, CRHP, Faith, Grief, Inspiration, Loss, Love, Song Lyrics

“They have gone no farther from us than God… and God is very near.” ~ St. Augustine I have attended a lot of wakes and funerals in recent weeks and months. I guess it comes with getting older, that some of my friends, their parents, their siblings and their spouses are going to die. A […]

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She was sharing their story again, one I have heard so many times and variations of in recent years, since they lost their first child and joined our group. It’s a sad story, but also one filled with love, hope and determination to build their family. This time she compared how it feels trying to […]

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Though our daughter Molly was not stillborn, so much of this video still resonates with me. Please watch and share this. We need to make it okay to talk about babies dying. It happens. And it makes life more bearable for many parents who have lost children, when we are able to feel comfortable talking about […]

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For Maria

by Kathy on October 24, 2013 · 2 comments

in Bereavement, Cancer, Coping, Faith, Family, Journey, Life, Loss, Love, Poetry, Sadness, Yoga

I decided to exercise on my own at home today, while the kids were at school. I used a Yoga Studio app, which I downloaded months ago, for the first time, doing the 60 minute Intermediate Combination routine. It was a peaceful practice for me and I felt good afterwards. As I sat on my mat, after […]

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