I have a slightly different take on today’s topic. For Mother’s Day, bereaved mommas from all over the world shared photos to honor the sacred space of their baby’s first home and the bond they will share forever. On May 1, 2015, I submitted a photo for The Sacred Project. This is where Elliot lived [...]
Writing out Elliot’s story was the start of my creative grief. I needed to share our story. I needed to share the little bit of Elliot that I was lucky enough to have. I find a lot of comfort in creative grief. Walking With Elliot is a perfect example. Our CuddleCot donation to South Shore Hospital [...]
Tonight, Ben and I will light a candle in memory of our beautiful baby Elliot Kathryn, alongside family, friends, and parents alike. I know so many wonderful parents who are traveling the same difficult road that we set out on six and a half months ago. Together, we travel a road that we did not [...]
Today, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for your love and support. Thank you for following our story. Thank you for not turning away because "it's too sad" or "doesn't concern you." Thank you for walking with us.
I am not sure that I have any regrets about my experience with grief itself, so far. I’ve been pretty honest with myself and others about my feelings. Most of my regrets lay in the few hours spent with Elliot. Our time together was beautiful and unforgettable. I just wish we had done a few [...]
I almost didn't participate in today's exercise. Something about the word pairing (normalizing and grief) is unsettling to me. I know my feelings are normal and I don't feel isolated. But I don't feel "normal." I am finding my new normal. Most days, it still feels strange. I've accepted that my life will never be the [...]
"When we become bereaved, in the beginning, many of us look outwards for help. We set out in the darkness of night with a blanket and a lantern in search of others like us." The doctors and nurses at the hospital repeatedly told us we weren't alone. I wasn't sure I believed them. Well, where [...]