• I’m Ashley, and I am 1 in 4

    I’m soaking in these sentimental thoughts surrounding pregnancy and infant loss – compliments of Ashley Arinez – as we start to wrap up a month of pregnancy and infant loss awareness.Thank you, Ashley, for sharing and for your beautiful message of hope[previously published on Ashley’s FB page] . When your body refuses to carry a child to term, there are no words that could describe the pain. There are no words to describe how your body succumbs to the shock and turns to despair and then to rage and ends with a profound numbness. There are no words to describe how it feels to see the physical remnants of the…

  • I’m Kristin, and I am 1 in 4

    Thank you to Kristin Soult for sharing these beautiful words and giving encouragement to those in the midst of their own grief and loss struggle. . . I’ll never forget the day we buried our child, right here in the mountains, right here in the wild. Grief hits like a wave and sinks down to my bones, I continue to release all the moans and the groans. I cry, “Abba, Father! Why do I keep bleeding? This isn’t fair and you’re the One we’ll be needing! It feels like you’re far, why aren’t you here?” His voice like a whisper, “Come close, I am near… I’m the Lion of Judah…

  • A Good Reminder

    One of my very favorite quotes hangs on my fridge. It offers wisdom, support, and hope during rough times and has been a good reminder for me more than once in my life. As the devastation continues with the wildfires in Colorado, people struggle with illness, injury & disability, the heartache of losing a loved one, or the pain that accompanies all curve balls in life I am reminded of this: Remember What Is Most Important… It’s not having everything go right; it’s facing whatever goes wrong. It’s not being without fear; it’s having the determination to go on in spite of it. Remember that every day ends and brings…