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Flashback: I tried. Really, I did.

A year ago today… I would just like to say, I tried. Really, I did.

Capture Your Grief 2014 -Day 31: Sunset

It’s essentially impossible for me to do the Sunset post on time. October 31 is always Halloween, I have trick-or-treat age kids, and the sunset falls right in the middle of all the festivities. So for me it’s nearly impossible to capture the sunset photo AND find the time to write the post. I share […]

Capture Your Grief Day 3: Myths

October 3, 2013   “How are you doing?” That is perhaps the most difficult question to answer after losing a baby.  At least that’s been the case for me. How exactly am I supposed to answer that question?  On what scale am supposed to evaluate my well-being? And, really, does the asker truly have the time (let […]

Capture Your Grief Day 2: Identity

October 2, 2013 I am the mother of five boys. My husband and I have joked that the reason God hasn’t given us a girl yet is that we can’t agree on a girl name. In five pregnancies, we haven’t decided on a girl name once, but the boys’ names have come relatively easily. Even […]

Seven Deadly Sins and Willy Wonka

I’m not very proud of the fact that my husband and I let our boys watch a lot of movies. They probably don’t spend more time in front of the TV than most kids, but they do watch a lot of movies.  And while I think it would be good for us all to spend […]

torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

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