• 3 Things My Heaven Baby’s Due Date Reminded Me

    April 13th. I had been anticipating that date with both sacredness as well as dread. It was the should-have-been due date of our first baby, Lavender. For months, I saw the calendar bringing that day closer and closer. For the… Read More

  • 5 Things to Do for Someone Who’s Had a Miscarriage

    As a woman who has lost 2 babies, I can attest to the healing power of other’s loving words and supportive actions. Although I have experienced loss firsthand, I still struggle to find the words to say to someone else who has lost a baby. Each loss is so unique, just like each woman who is grieving is unique. But as with any heart that is hurting, comfort does not come from a perfect sentence or flawless sentiment. A grieving momma just needs to know that you are available and that she is loved. Read More

  • Because You Are a Momma

    It was Mother’s Day. My very first Mother’s Day. And I felt lovely. Not because of what I was wearing or how my hair or makeup looked. I felt lovely because I was growing life. Seven months prior, I had lost a baby. One well-intentioned comment I received was, “I’m sorry for your loss. You’ll be a great mom…one day.” Read More

  • Getting Pregnant After Miscarriage

    Soon after I lost my first baby, I began to wonder when I could or should start trying to get pregnant again. There were so many unknowns and questions about getting pregnant after miscarriage: How soon after a miscarriage can… Read More

  • He Will Cover You

    Can You Hold Me? As I laid in bed with my daughter telling her stories before bedtime, we could hear the thunder getting louder. At first it was so faint, she was unaffected by the distant rumbles. A few minutes… Read More

  • Jesus Smells Like Lavender

    My daughter ran up to me this week with a big smile on her face, arms straight up in the air, one hand holding a small glass spray bottle. Its glass is a deep, transparent blue that makes it look like something that should be sitting in the window sill of a beach house. The handwritten label reads, Lavender & Rescue Remedy. Read More