Tag: Coping

Our Trisomy 18 Journey: Empty Arms

My dad and one of my sister’s came in and honestly, I think at that point, he was still alive. Shortly after, I had each of my daughter’s come in to meet him, and essentially, to also say goodbye. I kept them separate so…

Battling Grief After the Loss of a Child

From my life’s experience, I believe that there is depression and that there is grief. While you certainly can have both at the same time, the two are not interchangeable. I am grieving. For many years, I struggled with depression and on many occasions,…

The struggles of dealing with a small child after the death of a sibling

As we were driving home today, my five-year-old asked, “Who is going to blow out the candles on Gabriel’s birthday?” I just looked in the rear-view mirror, faked a smile, and said, “you are.” 

Dealing with a pregnancy announcement after losing your child

I am so very happy for you and your family, but please do not be offended if I need some space right now. Your child is an absolute blessing to this world and I hope to rejoice with you someday soon, but I need…

Our Trisomy 18 Journey: My Baby’s Funeral

“Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?” The sounds of children’s voices echoed through the cathedral at my daughters’ school as my husband, dressed in black, carried our son Gabriel towards the altar. My two daughters and I, along with our family members…