Category: Life After Loss

The Day I Kept Knitting

I really love to craft. Over the years I have dabbled in a lot of different crafts. I have painted, scrap-booked, made cards, stamped, attempted to sew and so many other things. While I try a lot of different crafts, I always go back to knitting. Over the years, I have knitted countless blankets, scarfs ...

What Manna Looks Like

Six years ago today I saw my first positive pregnancy test. I couldn't stop smiling. I spent the day looking at nursery decorations and planning how to tell our families the good news. We had waited years for that positive pregnancy test. We had prayed for that positive test. We had expected that positive test. ...

When There Isn’t Enough Snow

I love snow. Honestly, love may not actually be a strong enough word for my feelings towards snow. As soon as the crisp air hits, I am ready for feet - yes feet - of snow.  For me, November should be filled with snow storms and it really shouldn't stop until February. Dan and I ...

Locusts and Christmas Trees

Dan and I just bought a brand new artificial Christmas tree and I am so excited. It's not our first tree, in fact it's actually our fifth! Yes, you read that right, we have had several trees, all with deep character. The first year we were married, Dan's parents gave us their old tree. We ...

He Matters Too

I have been thinking about what I wanted to say about Father's Day for nearly a month. After years of struggling with delayed fertility, I find Father's Day harder to face than Mother's Day.  In the midst of the hard feelings, I do have so much to celebrate on this day. I have been a ...