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This blog is a series of anecdotes from our life after losing our first child, a stillborn daughter, then going on to birth the two other lights of our lives!

Bear is 6: serious, organized, my cruise director and my time keeper.

The Comedian is 4: She is pure comedy always doing something unintentionaly funny that I attempt to put into words.

Enjoy our stories, conversations, and delights as we embrace the lives of our second and third daughters without ever negating our first.

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...
"I Wish Emma Was Alive Because I Would Tell Her Where The Bathroom Is"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Last year on an ordinary day I saw a call out for writers on the LFCA. A new ezine was in the works, one for infertiles and families living after the loss of a baby.

I pounced. I wrote a sample piece. I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the first columnisnts for Exhale magazine. My column title? Meditations On Life After Loss.

Exhale has grown so very much over the last nine months. Each issue is available now in PRINT format for a donation of $5! Woo-hoo, look as us growing!

This month my column is a bit different. It is a piece on Parenting After Loss. I thought it appropriate to share as my show and tell for it took me A LOT longer to write than others preceeding it.

This is an emotional issue I have been wrestling for some time now. Please, if you have a response - leave it. If you are a few years ahead of me on this PAL journey, tell me so - with some nice, flowery, what-I-might-expect-to-see-in-a-couple-years story...perhaps.

Thank you for allowing me to tell our story. Thank you for helping me to write a happy ending.


Flying Monkeys said...

Your article is touching and beautiful. Your girls sound insightful and compassionate.

I'm sorry you have to find a way to navigate this path.

Kristin said...

Oh wow. I was doing ok until I read what Claire said and then the tears started to flow. What a powerful, beautiful article and what powerful, beautiful girls you have raised.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I can't wait to go over and read it. Thank you for writing it.

Anonymous said...


I commented over there.

I don't have any words.

Taking Heart said...

I wanted to say thank you so much for your heartfelt comment on my blog a few weeks ago (Taking Heart). People like you and Carol inspire me to love harder when time stands still and a baby is lost. The experience is breath taking really... gut-wrenching, beautiful, agonizing... peaceful... tragic... my job isn't so easy. I carry those tears as well. Thank you again.