The replacement child

I know I have talked in the past about things you should and shouldn’t say to a grieving mother. I’m never really upset or mad when someone says something, as I understand that it’s not the easiest thing in the world to talk to someone who has lost a child. I know that those who […]

Empty nesting at 34

I think people forget, in all the chaos of starting a family, just how truly amazing the whole process is. I think we get lost in all the late night feedings, diaper changes, and hectic schedules that come with it. I know that’s how I felt anyway. Although I loved Nash and was incredibly thankful […]

Nash Bash

Nash’s first birthday fell on a Friday. When I woke up the Monday of that week, I was already emotional, just knowing it was coming. I was picturing what he would be doing and what he may look like. Would he finally have hair? How many teeth would he have? It was almost too much […]

Finding out

When I was pregnant with Nash, Todd and I decided not to find out if he was a boy or a girl. It made the whole experience so exciting. As January 9th approached, I found myself wondering who I had been carrying that whole time. Our family, on the other hand, was dying to know. […]

A letter to Nash

Your first birthday is coming at me like a freight train. There is no stopping it, no slowing it down. Just like all the other days before, they come whether I was ready for them or not. The world doesn’t care if I’m ready; it just keeps moving regardless of my pain. I think of […]