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Until We Meet Again


Sometimes life takes a turn and you are left with no words with which to express your emotion. When you are a writer, this can pose a problem.

I first “met” Diana from Hormonal Imbalances on Twitter. She had just been admitted to the hospital; her water had broken at 18 weeks gestation with her twin boys. From there on out, I was emotionally attached to her story. I wanted those boys to make it. I wanted her to hold on and defy the statistics – if for no other reason than to show hospital administrators up for thinking her an emotional pregnant basket case.   Continue reading

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There Are Angels Among Us

A beautiful boy.

Gabriel James Elder. Meaning “hero of God.”

April 16, 2012 at 16:58 hours to parents Jennifer and Ryan and big brothers Michael and Brady Elder.

4 pounds. 11.5 ounces. 18.5 inches.

Heaven’s newest angel. Continue reading


Guardian Angels

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

This is a day to take a moment to reflect on the little ones watching down over us – the dedicated guardian angels tasked with keeping our muppets safe.

Losing a child is not fair. And it’s not easy, no matter when it occurs. No clichés or well-meaning comments from others can simply make it all better.

So today is a day to sit back and remember. May all the little unknown angels out there know how loved they are – even though we never had the chance to meet you.

For more information, check out materials available from the March of Dimes.