Probably one of the biggest unknowns about someone who has a stillborn baby is that delivery and all the recovery afterward is still the same even though you go home without a baby. Don't worry because had I not had a stillborn baby, I probably wouldn't know this either. The doctor determined my baby no … Continue reading A Stillbirth Is Still A Birth
We lost one of my favorite people in Chris's family this month. Mac Pritchett was not only Chris's uncle but he was our next door neighbor. When I worked in Martin, Uncle Mac frequently stopped by to visit and share a cup of coffee. Uncle Mac loved to share his photographs with his family and … Continue reading No Excuses in the Present
Sometimes you need a slight push to help you get out of a rut. I was in this very place with my blog. I have over 40 blogs started in "DRAFT" status but have taken a brief hiatus from my blog. I guess the new wore off or maybe I worried people thought all I … Continue reading Be a BR
When I lost my sister, I was only 22. That is barely an adult in many measures of the term. I had just graduated from college and had been working less than 1 month as a real, full-time employee. This was the first major loss I had experienced. Chris and I had been dating about … Continue reading It’s Ok to Ask for Help
I went to the doctor recently and on the way out, he said "Call me if you're not better by Thursday." I am blessed with a truly good and caring Doctor but even as good as he is, he cannot fix everything. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a cocktail shot you could take … Continue reading How Are You Doing?
You may have noticed the cover image on my blog is a field of cherry trees. The reason I chose this image was based on an article I found a few years ago about the significance of the cherry tree in Japanese culture. "The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back … Continue reading Life is Like a Cherry Tree
Many parents use the term "potty" when talking to young children. In fact, some people say it so much that it is easy to forget there are other names for this important room. A word of advice, never, ever ask where the "potty" is while attending a funeral visitation. At my dad's visitation, I had … Continue reading Where is the Body?