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New Year’s Fog

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'Tis the Season / General Musings / Holidays/Holy-days / Picture This

This new year dawned, for me, not bright and shiny, making me squint against the light and promise and hope But foggy and grey. Shrouded. Dim, to some. Bleary. Disheartened. But as I paused in the descending dusk (not even supper time yet in these parts) I felt it. The promises that grow in darkness, wrapped up in damp Waiting for the right time to emerge. Winter is not a time of death. It has […]

Friday Five: What Not to Say When Someone Suffers a Pregnancy or Infant Loss

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Family Ties / Friday Five / General Musings / Heart Aches

Today, October 15, is recognized as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. On this day, we remember those who have lost children through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, SIDS, or newborn death. I have been pregnant five times. I have given birth twice. The other three pregnancies, including my first two, ended in unexplained miscarriage. Many people keep their losses to themselves, for a wide variety of reasons. This may especially be true for the partners, […]