10 Dates That Trigger Your Grieving Friend

10 Dates That Trigger Your Grieving Friend
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Dear friends, This is something you may not know: each month, there is a particular day on which I think of Charlie more. Not that I’m sad, per se, but he’s just on my mind more. It’s the day of the month he was born on – he was born in June 19th, so on

Big News

Big News

(Topic: Pregnancy, rainbow baby) Hi Friends, As you may have noticed, there have been some large gaps between posts lately. I am about a year late in telling you this… I was expecting and now have a rainbow baby! Please note, this post will talk about pregnancy and having a small baby, after having had

All About Charlie

(topic: grief, memories, babies) Hi friends, It has lately become more and more noticeable to me that when I talk about Charlie, it’s usually in certain repetitive scenarios and often the same few facts and stories. The most common scenario is that I end up chatting with a stranger, or new acquaintance of some sort,

My Family Is Perfectly Imperfect Too: A Book Review

(Topic: Book, Children’s Book, siblings, talking about loss) Book:Perfectly Imperfect FamilyBy Amie Lands Just to be frank and up-front, I got a free advance e-copy of this book in order to be able to review, but my health prevented me from reviewing the book before it was released. The advance copy was not given with

October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness/Remembrance Day and Wave of Light

(Topic: Pregnancy and Infant Loss, remembrance, grief) Dear Friends, Once a year, when October rolls around, the story that is a constant part of my life gets talked about a bit more, and noticed by more people who haven’t been through it. This is because October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month – it

Father’s Day Is Hard For Us

(Topic: Grief, dealing with grief, triggers, pictures, loss, stillbirth, pregnancy and infant loss) Hi Friends, Charlie was born on Father’s Day. This weekend is so, so hard for us, every year. It’s odd, how my mind works. It doesn’t know what date Thursday was that year, or Friday, or Saturday – I only remember the

And Charlie Danced

(Topic: Grief, stories, pregnancy, music) Hi Friends, Recently I was looking for ways to mother Charlie (I’m feeling the need, since Charlie’s birthday is coming up next week on the 19th), and my therapist helped me brainstorm several things – and one of them that caught my fancy was to try writing again. But not

Thoughts about Easter

(Topics: Grief and Anxiety, mental health, Easter/Religion, cemeteries) Hi Friends, The other day, I spent the day with Charlie. I have been feeling really, really sad and overwhelmed lately. Sometimes, when I’m feeling heavy, it’s very hard for me to figure out why – and knowing why makes it easier for me to either live

I’m Nearly Done with the Toddler Dress!

(Topics: knitting) Hi Friends! Back in August, I posted about a dress I’d started making, but I only had about 3″ done. Well, I’m nearly there!! This is the beginning of the back piece, that I showed you last time. I decided to add the blue stripe. The beginning of the front. Notice that I’ve

An Angel Baby Blanket

(Topic: Stillbirth, knitting, donation) Hi Friends! Well, anxiety makes it hard to sleep and lack of sleep sometimes gives me migraines – not a great combo for sitting down and writing. That said, I actually have a completed project to show you this week! In the past I have donate blankets to the NICU, but