Joy and grief

One person’s day of joy, is another’s day of grief. Today is Owen’s 6th birthday.  For one friend, it is also the 7th anniversary of the sudden death of her brother.  For another it is her daughter’s 2nd stillbirthday.   Joy and grief are not comfortable bedfellows.   Noah’s birthday is the same day as […]

Due dates

Today isn’t a birthday. Or a death day. It’s a “what might have been.” I know that even if he had been healthy, Noah would almost certainly not have been born on this date. But it is the day of promise. From the moment of two pink lines, this is the day we looked towards. […]

Capture Your Grief Day 4: Light and Dark

   Light and Dark.  Grief and Joy.  We grieve because we love.  One picture shows one of our darkest moments and the light and joy we felt when Sam was born safely. And the other the heartache we felt, missing Noah even in our joy.   I recently read back over some things I wrote […]