Sunday, March 1, 2009

Under the Tree

This is a post inspired by Under the Tree Click the link to read more about it.

How long have you been blogging for? Why did you start? What do you want from writing? I started blogging in Nov 2008. I have had my site for several years but it was becoming unweildy to share so much of the info I wanted to share. And a blog was born. I want.. a place to express myself. To put down in print the conversations I hold daily in my head. And to perhaps help another mom or two along the way.

Where is safest place for you to share your feelings? Is there anywhere you feel completely accepted just being however you are really feeling?
I have always felt most welcomed at SHARE. I pop in and out of other loss sites but have never felt as welcomed at other sites as I have felt at SHARE

Can you recommend any books that you have read that have given you a new insight, hope or courage in this new life you find yourself in? I look over at my bookshelf as I write this. There are a few that have been particularly helpful. In the early days: Help, Comfort & Hope after Losing Your Baby in Pregnancy or the First Year by Lothrop. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Davis. and most recently An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by McCracken

How would you describe yourself before you lost your baby. How have you changed, who are you today? Before I was.. pretty naive. Kind of purposeless. Now.. I am more compassionate and more patient. I think. I try to be, at least.

How do you think you are coping? Do you see any light in this road or is it all dark right now? Where do you imagine yourself to be in a years time? I am mostly in a good place. It has been nearly 7 years. Only, every year at the new year I feel a slippery slide down until we are past Gabriel's date. This year it is on Mother's Day. Double Whammy. In a year.. I hope to be even stronger.


Anonymous said...

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Kritta22 said...

I think you are helping people. Even if it's just a place to come hang out.
Two in one day. Fhhew..that's tough. HUGS!!

heather said...

Thank you for sharing your heart. My 2nd loss, my son, is Gabriel also. Blessings to you this Mother's Day.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Thank you for sharing your story...your blog is lovely. Praying God's continued comfort and sufficient grace for you...

Kelly Gerken
Sufficient Grace Ministries