Ten Secrets to Surviving Loss of Your Child

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard… “I don’t know how you do it.” “I would go crazy if I were you.” “I couldn’t survive losing my child,” not to mention the comments many say quietly to themselves, secretly thankful it wasn’t their child. Let’s be honest.  I know many of you suffering… Read More

Finding the Real You After Loss

Recently during a conversation, a bereaved mother commented that in losing her child, she had found herself.  She had found the “real” her and she was proud.  These words spoke loudly to me, stirring up my soul, delving me into a time of self-reflection and introspect.     It made me think, maybe we don’t really… Read More

Is There A Sweeter Side of Grief? How To Uncover That Elusive Silver Lining

I started my blog a few years ago and entitled it Grieving Gumdrops: The Sweeter Side of Grief.  It had been a few years after my daughter Lydia had passed away and I was at a place where I needed to recognize my blessings and focus on the positive in order to keep my own… Read More

Is There A Sweeter Side to Grief? How to Uncover that Elusive Silver Lining

I started my blog a few years ago and entitled it Grieving Gumdrops: The Sweeter Side of Grief.  It had been a few years after my daughter Lydia had passed away and I was at a place where I needed to recognize my blessings and focus on the positive in order to keep my own… Read More

Seeing the Sweeter Side of Grief: Recognizing Rays of Sunshine for the Grieving Mama’s Heart

The day WILL come…   When you realize you haven’t cried in days When you are able to look at their photos and smile When you are so thankful to be their mom     When you feel a twinge of happiness amidst the tears, remembering how silly they used to be When you share… Read More

To All the Grieving Mamas, He Sees You

On those moments when you can’t get out of bed When the pain is so sharp this new life can’t possibly be real When you don’t recognize the woman in the mirror He sees you   When you are etched with wrinkles, appearing to age overnight When you have no strength to parent your other… Read More