Dear Mama, You’re not Alone

Dear Mama, I know you are worried, excited and scared all at the same time. You wish you could go back to the days of radiating those pregnancy hormones instead of just hoping you carry this little one enough of the way. The road ahead is a long one--a hard fought one from so many [...]

Dear Mama Who is Pregnant After Loss, Carry On in Love and Hope

Dear Mama, I know how hard it is, this whole pregnancy after loss thing. Maybe you aren't feeling excited. Maybe you're not up for celebrating just yet. And that's okay. While there might seem to be a lack of enthusiasm, I know there is no lack of love for your baby. In fact, I know [...]

By |2018-02-06T08:44:07+00:00February 5th, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments

Dear Mama Who Longs for a Child

Photo by Ravi Roshan on Unsplash Dear Mama Who Longs for a Child, There were days before our loss that we smiled at the thought of carrying life within us. As a child I can remember reciting how many children I would have, whether they would be a boy or girl and what their names would [...]

By |2018-02-05T14:56:03+00:00February 5th, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|1 Comment

Dear Courageous Mama Who Just Wants To Be Loved

Dear Courageous Mama who just wants to be loved, I love you in your moments of celebration.  I love you in your moments of grief. I love you when you see two lines.  I love you when you when the lines aren’t there. I love you when your brow is furrowed with worry.  I love [...]

By |2018-02-01T20:10:38+00:00February 1st, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments

Dear Mama Who has Suffered a Miscarriage…I See Your Motherhood

Dear Mama who has suffered a miscarriage, Some days your loss feels invisible. Some days you feel invisible. But I see you—you, dear mama reading these words. I see your motherhood. This love letter is written for you. From one loss mama to another. I see you very clearly. God sees you very specifically. He [...]

By |2018-02-01T16:11:16+00:00January 31st, 2018|Love Letters, PAL Fifth Annual Love Letters|0 Comments

Dear PAL Mama…There is Safety Here

Dear PAL Mama, Maybe you are new to this designation as a “Babyloss mom” or maybe you’ve known this role for several years. Perhaps this is your first pregnancy after loss or you’ve been down this road before. It’s possible that you have living children or maybe you’ve endured several pregnancies without knowing when you’ll [...]

Dear Superhero Moms Parenting After Loss

Dear Superhero Moms Parenting After Loss, You have to hear this. You are doing a great job. A phenomenal job. Parenting is hard work no matter what your journey to get there looks like. But this parenting after loss gig, I am willing to bet it’s even tougher. Because I don’t think I would have [...]

Dear Single Mama Parenting After Loss…You Are Enough

  Dear Single Mama Parenting After Loss, I see you.  I know you. I am you. I know how hard this new journey is that you're traveling. It was never planned. I know it's not easy being a single mom. It's not the life you dreamed of. It's not the happily ever after you signed on [...]

Dear Mama, Who is Terrified of Having to Say Goodbye Again

Dear Mama, Are you scared? Are you scared everyday in this pregnancy that you will have to say goodbye again? Say goodbye to your child, again?  Are you scared of not ever knowing how this will turn out? Of not knowing what the future holds? Of hearing those words, the silence, of breaking the news? [...]

Dear Mama…She Was Worth It

Dear Mama, It’s harder than you thought, and that’s okay. You’re allowed to struggle and question what is happening. You’re allowed to have bad days, and days you wish would just end. You’re allowed to be human. You had 9+ months of imagining what it’d be like to finally bring a baby home, and you [...]