Think about the first time you meet someone. Naturally, you seek commonalities so you resort to questions about where they live, about their job, and about their family. But sometimes seemingly simple questions can be the most difficult to answer. For loss parents, it’s the family-oriented ones that are complicated. How many times have you asked … More Simple Question. Complicated Answer.
You Are What You Speak: A Contemporary Take on Pregnancy & Infant Loss By Skyler Grubbs & Emily Plahanski As part of our healing, the best way we know how to honor our babies is by sharing. That’s why it’s so important for us to keep sharing our views through our newly altered lenses as … More You Are What You Speak
This was our first major holiday without our son and dare I say we enjoyed it? How? Before I get to that, you have to know what the week before was like to have a full appreciation of the outcome. Eight days prior to Thanksgiving, I assured my counselor I would not need a session … More Thankful
I preface this entire post with this: I am not formally credentialed to be advising anyone through grief. Having only lost a few significant people in my life, death and grief are actually unnatural topics for me. With that said, I’ve been wanting to write about emotional triggers and offer informal advice for anyone who, … More Triggers
I’m sure you’re wondering “What’s up with the super depressing pic?”. For starters, it resonated with me. But more importantly it’s relatable. Most of you have felt just.like.this. Why might that matter? Read on… I wrote this post after a recent meltdown, which went something like this: Me, sobbing in Everett’s nursery. Missing him. Angry that … More How to Relate
Our parents were thrilled they day we shared news of our pregnancy! After all, each of our five siblings had established families of their own. Furthermore, we had been married more than four years and were taking our sweet time to finish school, settle into a home and establish careers. And while we were comfortable … More Grandparents Grieve Too
Today marks six months after our son, Everett, passed away. To even type those words and to accept their truth can be a challenge. And being inducted into this population impacted by infant loss was heart wrenching. However, from this loss has come an insane amount of good. Perhaps the most significant has been the … More Sharing