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My Third Trimester Bump

This past Saturday marked 30 weeks gestation for our little Bacon Bit. Every week continues to be a blessing, an affirmation of hope. And every week brings us a bit closer to holding our little boy. The thought makes my heart swell. And the thought makes my heart ache. Yesterday, John Blaise would have turned […]

Swimming with Bacon Bit with Christ as King

… for several weeks now I’ve had a swimming companion. This person swims 24/7 and has already taught me a great deal. Admittedly, maybe not much about swimming. But plenty about submitting to God’s will in all things. And lots about hope, trust, and finding joy in the moment.

I affectionately call my swim buddy “Bacon Bit.”

Memory – Stirred by Song – #captureyourgrief 2015

A little over a year ago, pregnant, I joined our church choir with the caveat that I might have to quit at any time due to my potential for complications and bed rest.

Capture Your Grief 2014 – Day 1: Sunrise

Welcome to October. It has tiptoed in quietly again, a gentle tap on my shoulder, as if trying not to startle me. But I jump anyhow. And find myself twenty minutes late to catch the sunrise.

Capture Your Grief Day 22: Words

Two nights after John Blaise was stillborn, I woke in the middle of the night with a poem in my head.  I’m talking 4 am.  And full verses.  I had been given this poem. A good friend from church and one of my writing groups read it for me at John’s memorial mass.  I read it […]

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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