Stories

Mandy1
By Mandy Hitchcock About a year after my seventeen-month-old daughter Hudson died from a sudden bacterial infection, I began to notice these birds singing ...
Death of a Child Stories
LisaFlemingOCA
By Lisa Fleming These days, I consider life to be an opportunity. It’s a gift we are all given with an unknown expiration date, ...
Illness Stories
Trish Thomas- OCA
By Trish Thomas Our moments have great power and possibility. They can discourage us, destroy us, deliver us, or drive us. My most defining ...
Death of a Child Stories
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By Caity Loepfe It felt like a death sentence. After years of listening to the fighting, feeling responsible for protecting my younger sisters, and ...
Anxiety Stories
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By Jennifer Massoni Pardini We lost you nearly four years ago on a Saturday in June. “He’s beautiful,” my nurse said as she placed ...
Death of a Child Stories
Diana1
By Diana Stone I stood in front of a group of Zimbabweans, three churches combined into one for our arrival. They sat – on ...
Death of a Child Stories
Kristina1
By Kristina Smith “Breathe.” I didn’t want her to stop. The doctors and nurses and respiratory therapists in the ER – they all worked ...
Death of a Child Stories
LauraR1
By Laura Rundell “When you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away. You’re not alone, stop holding on, and just be held.”  ...
Death of a Child Stories
MichelleV1
By Michelle Volpe One Sunday in church, someone asked me how I was doing. The only thing I could really realistically compare my grief ...
Death of a Child Stories
By Rachel George Sometimes it’s the small talk that kills me. Those little questions from people in the grocery store line, bank tellers, waitresses, ...
Death of a Child Stories
MichelleVi1
By Michelle Villalobos January 31, 2014, is the day my heart shattered. It’s the day everything I thought I knew disintegrated right in front ...
Death of a Child Stories
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By Ashley Sullenger It was a hot summer day, and my husband and I were happily walking out of the movie theatre, enjoying the ...
Death of a Child Stories
Ady1
By Ady Dorsett Hayden’s life earth-side was short but impactful nonetheless. After five painful, yet empowering hours of labor, he entered this world screaming ...
Death of a Child Stories
Jessica
By Jessica Watson Eight years ago our daughter Hadley passed away. She was one of triplets, all three vying to leave my stomach long ...
Death of a Child Stories
Tracie
By Tracie Loux I’ll never forget seeing this line in Mattie’s obituary: “He is survived by father, John, mother, Tracie, brother and sister-in-law, Nick and ...
Death of a Child Stories
Dana1
By Dana Ludvik I had always been afraid to hold babies. At family events, I dreaded the moment when someone inevitably asked, “Don’t you ...
Death of a Child Stories
John
By John Ennis, Lt. Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Hopeless, broken, defeated…these are the words that I would use to describe myself as ...
Death of a Child Stories
Flynns1
By Trey and Nicole Flynn What is it like to lose a child? Silly question answered in two words. “The struggles.” It’s an understatement ...
Death of a Child Stories

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