Monthly Archives: September 2013

Grief Met Grief

Today I ran into an old friend. Some years ago, she and I worked together at a residential facility for adults with disabilities, she trained me when I started and we formed a connection. I was drawn to her wonderful … Continue reading

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How Do I Lose Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

When we ‘lose the baby’, what do we really lose? We lose hope. Hope for the future, for a child in our arms. We lose plans. Plans for a life, for a family, for happiness. We lose faith. As our … Continue reading

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Reverse Mirror Image

September, the time of year when leaves crinkle beneath our feet, when the evening air becomes cool and frost teases the grass in the night. Autumn brings about weekends spent baking, cinnamon and nutmeg on the air, apple peels by … Continue reading

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Pregnant Pauses

Tonight I attended my first library board meeting (oh, yeah, I am PRETTY cool) since the end of May. It was at that last meeting that our librarian snuck up to me and scolded me for not telling her I … Continue reading

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Hold Fast

Hold Fast On uneven ground I stand with hopes tight in my hand and I string them up on branches in the wind I hold fast to dreams tonight and clutch my wishes tight and unfurl my hands to let … Continue reading

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My Words on the Wind

Several months ago, following my miscarriage at 17 weeks, I thirsted for words. I was desperate for information. I longed for a connection, I wanted to scream out my story from the rooftops, casting my grief out into the world … Continue reading

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Gone. Gone. Gone.

The sky is a saturated blue, the drying, yellow leaves contrast it with a fiery glow. The sun is strong as it casts out summer heat, despite the date on the calendar. I try to embrace the warmth and the … Continue reading

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