A Letter to our Daughter…

This journal entry was from June 17th 2015. I like sharing my journal entries (in full or in part) from time to time after they have had time to sit on my heart for a while. Sharing journal entries too soon can feel like pulling a scab off of a wound too soon, exposing something…

Keepsake Memory Blankets for Bereaved Mothers

This year I am raising money to make baby blankets that will be donated to Rachel’s Gift to be given to families who have experienced the loss of an infant. This indescribable loss is something no family should ever have to experience.

When Holiday Traditions no longer bring Comfort.

I decided to try and bake some things for Christmas this year. Last night I made a sub-par banana blueberry bread (I think the baking powder was old which shows how often I bake) and tonight I will be trying my hand at an apple pie that I already know will be nowhere close to…

I Will Speak Her Name.

It was only a few weeks after the loss of our daughter that I was faced with the decision on whether or not to go back to work. I was nervous about how I would feel being back in my office and back around my co workers who, just months before, were celebrating my pregnancy. I…

Remembering Ryann

My name is Evelyn Grace. My husband and I have been married for over 4 years and this summer went through the hardest thing we have ever been through. Our daughter, Evelyn Ryann, was born early at 25 weeks gestation and due to even more complications during and after her birth, passed away after just three…

Christmas without Her

It has been just over 6 months since the loss of our first, and only, child. Not a day goes by that I do not think about her and wonder what she would be like today if she were still here. I imagine what we would be buying for her first Christmas presents, what her “baby’s…

Inner Peace after Loss

“THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO LEARN. IT’S THROUGH ACTION. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW YOU HAVE LEARNED THROUGH YOUR JOURNEY.” ― PAULO COELHO, THE ALCHEMIST I am a strong believer in the idea of being a lifelong learner. I believe in taking your personal experiences and using them to learn more about yourself and…