It’s ok to have Jesus and a therapist, too.

  There are misconceptions about depression in the church, because it is not usually openly discussed among Christians. There is a stigma associated with mental illness and it leads people to suffer in silence. The responses to someone with depression … Continue reading

My Crisis Pregnancies Changed My View on Abortion

I recently published an article with Scary Mommy (read here) on my changing beliefs on the legality of abortion in America. It was heavily edited, which I approved, knowing the audience is different than the one reading here. I am … Continue reading

To our Cora on her 5th birthday

Dearest Cora, It’s been five years today since we held your body; your soul already residing in Heaven. It feels like a whole lifetime has passed since you’ve been gone. Your dad and I are completely different people after you. … Continue reading

Help me, help you: The Ultimate Support Guide for Families and Friends of Bereaved Parents

This blog post was written specifically with family and friends of those grieving the loss of a baby in mind, just in time for the approaching holidays. I know you feel helpless to ease the pain and sometimes have no … Continue reading

Tiny white caskets and legacies

“Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.” Since Layla, we’ve visited and laughed with friends for hours. I found myself in the grocery store … Continue reading

Because there had never been anyone like you…ever in the world.

Since our last blog post, we had a meeting with Carolina Donor Services about what Layla qualified to donate. We found out she qualified to donate her heart, kidneys, pancreas and lungs. All of these organs would have gone to … Continue reading

Preparing for Layla

I am currently 29 weeks pregnant. The day I delivered Cora, she was 29 weeks 5 days old. This thought is with me every day at work; it’s with me every time I go a few hours without feeling her … Continue reading

The worst kind of deja vu

I truly can’t believe I’m about to write this again. We have devastating news regarding our current pregnancy. Last Wednesday, I had an official ultrasound and the doctor was able to confirm my fears. Our baby is going to die. … Continue reading