She Brings Joy

She Brings Joy

by Sarah Grandfield-Connors

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I have had a difficult time writing something out for this project, as I am going through a low time. Even after four years, there are low times, when the sadness leaks out of you and touches everything around you. I wanted to begin with an introduction and a background to my daughter’s story. I hope to write here again, and would love to know that when I do- anyone reading will see the human being that my baby was, instead of the still images of a photograph.

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Choosing Bentley

Choosing Bentley

by Ashley Bowman

intimate-1432768December 24th 2013, the day we got a positive pregnancy test. I remember being so excited I almost couldn’t wait for my husband to get home to tell him, he ALMOST found out over the phone. We had been trying to get pregnant since July and although it didn’t take but a few months, it felt like forever every time I had a negative pregnancy test. At one point I remember thinking to myself: you have two healthy children and maybe you should just be happy with that. I look back at that now like it was some sort of foreshadowing for what we were about to experience in the future, as crazy as that sounds.

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Permanent Grief and Sadness

Permanent Grief and Sadness

by Heather Kimble

9fbbc-867275_95262327Once a person goes through all 5 stages of grief, that doesn’t mean these stages will not appear again in the future. Sometimes certain stages will take longer to work through. There’s no time limit. It’s important to go through each stage and not try to avoid them, no a matter how painful or uncomfortable they may be. I believe that grief and this sadness will never go away.

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When Your Grief is Minimized

When Your Grief is Minimized

by Heather Kimble

c8311-1310942_77536188I pray this doesn’t happen to you, but the sad truth is it probably will at some point or another.

I don’t mean strangers or acquaintances minimizing your grief. I’m talking about those closest to you. Those who seemed to try to understand, who sympathized, who were sensitive, who gave their support, who were affected by the loss of your baby in a very personal way. Those are the people I am talking about.

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