I was walking up the stairs to check on them, when I overheard Abby tell her friend (who was over for their first playdate, at our home) that she wanted to talk about her sister in Heaven. I paused on the stairs and quietly listened to the conversation that followed. Abby explained that her sister […]


A friend who lost one of her twins one year ago today (the day after she was born) introduced me to this awesome quote about loss and what remains: “The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand, The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land, The music stops, […]


It’s the fourth Monday of the month which means its time to share our Perfect Moments from March with Lori from Write Mind Open Heart. This is my first Perfect Moment Monday here at my new blog Bereaved and Blessed and I am getting this one in just under the wire! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This weekend I was a […]


Welcome to Bereaved and Blessed! If you are here for the first time you can read about me and my blog here. You can also check out the other tabs above the header (which I designed all by myself) to find out more about me, my new blog and other places I write. There are also pages […]


Though I am sure most of you already know this… I just wanted to give a little background to our trying to conceive (TTC) story. Bob and I met in college at the University of Illinois through mutual friends on September 2, 1996. We started dating a month later and got engaged on March 15, […]