Dearest Mama (or Dada), Wherever You Are, You Are Not Alone

Dearest Mama (or Dada), Wherever You Are in Your Journey After Loss, One of the things many loss parents struggle with is feeling that we are alone in our journey after loss.  I know I certainly did.  And one of the things that was critical to navigating my journey was discovering that I was not [...]

By |2018-02-12T17:30:43+00:00February 15th, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments

Dear Mama Waiting after Loss

Dear Mama Waiting after Loss, I am in a unique place as a Pregnancy After Loss Support contributor. I haven't yet experienced a successful pregnancy after a loss because both of my pregnancies have ended in loss. The stillbirth of my twin sons was followed rather closely by the early miscarriage of my next pregnancy, [...]

By |2018-02-14T22:34:48+00:00February 14th, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments

Dear Newly Bereaved Mama

Dear Newly Bereaved Mama, First of all, I want to express how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your precious little one. You have just experienced the heartbreak that every parent fears of, but should never have to endure. I don’t understand why the world must be so unfair and cruel to take [...]

By |2018-02-12T15:59:38+00:00February 13th, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments

Dear Mama, Trying to Control the Uncontrollable After Loss

Dear Mama, Trying to Control the Uncontrollable After Loss, I find comfort in trying to control very tiny things that might matter little to someone else. Keeping a clean home when possible. Things in just their right spot. When I get home, things need to be a certain way before I can truly relax. Not [...]

Dear PAL Parents I’m here to Support You

Dear PAL Parents, You can do this. I am at your side, each and every step of the way. I may not have the answers you seek but I can give you my unwavering support. Loss is tragic, messy, and brutal. It knocks you down and you have to find you way to standing again. [...]

Dear PAL Mama Keeping Your Secret a Little Longer

Dear PAL Mama Keeping Your Secret a Little Longer, I see you. I see how your keeping your secret a little bit longer. I see how your playing it extra safe this time. Maybe you've stopped an activity or cut out that morning tea because of the "what ifs" and "maybes". I see you. You're [...]

By |2018-02-09T18:21:56+00:00February 10th, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments

Dear Mama Facing Another Loss

Dear Mama Facing Another Loss, You are strong. You are brave. You are resilient. You have faced the worst that life can throw at you, conquered it, and now you are facing the unimaginable yet again. Even though at time it may feel like it, you are not alone though. I have had three losses, [...]

Dear Mama on the Path of Pregnancy after Loss

Dear Mama on the Path of Pregnancy after Loss, I sit here in the middle of the night, writing to you, because I know you are likely up too. I know how it feels. I felt those feelings too. I still feel those feelings. You are not alone. You are a warrior. If you have [...]

Dear Mama Afraid to Hope

Dear Mama Afraid to Hope, It can be hard to believe this is real. You may feel like you will never get to the end of this pregnancy. 40 weeks can feel like 40 years in a pregnancy after loss. You may not believe that you will bring a living baby home. Are you feeling [...]

By |2018-02-05T15:25:37+00:00February 7th, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments