Bereavement

Six pregnancies. Two living children. One neonatal death. One interstitial ectopic pregnancy. Two miscarriages. Two failed IVF cycles. One failed IVF converted to IUI. It’s surreal for me to reflect on those years. I am grateful for all that we have. I am thankful for what we’ve learned on our journey to build our family. […]

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14 years later, I remember. I remember where I was, what I was doing, and how I heard the news. I will never forget that day, the lives that were lost, and how our world changed. 🇺🇸 In November my mom and I visited the 9-11 National Memorial and Museum in NYC. We were profoundly […]

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November 2013 It was snowing, as I got out of my car, at the cemetery. I wasn’t dressed warmly enough. I saw Betsy and Ray in the distance, two familiar faces from our college church community, and made my way towards them. They motioned for me to come closer, to share the warmth as we […]

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Happy 7th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Seven years… That’s how long you’ve been gone. How long it’s been since you lived. Your sister Abby keeps your memory alive as much as anyone these days, which amazes me. She never knew you in this lifetime, but she seems fascinated by you. She imagines and wonders and questions. […]

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I came across this while looking for my old passport this morning. I believe it was the only piece of mail our Molly-girl ever received. I remember how bittersweet it was at the time. Then a friend pointed out it is another reminder that Molly lived. She was here, if only for a short time.

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I love this post my friend J wrote and shared today about what she would tell her 2013 self, if she could go back in time. As I reflect on the year that was 2014 and prepare for 2015, I decided to do the same. So to Kathleen Marie in 2013: 1. You truly never know what […]

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