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We are thankful that, as far as we know, our little one growing inside me, is healthy. But even if he/she isn't, would I be thankful? Would I love with abandon? Would I regret anything? Yes, yes and no.
I know this because I've been there. I've carried three babies for only weeks, never holding them and missing out on what could have been, in my mind. I've whispered to my sweet five-year-old that I will see him soon, after fighting hard for him to live.
And I regret none of it. I remember with joy and tell the same stories over and over. I sing each Sunday through tears, because its a beautiful pain that love leaves us. I rest in the peace of knowing each baby is loved beyond measure. And loved even more so by Jesus, the creator and sustainer of life. And I will continue to treasure and marvel at each kick and hiccup and even sleepless night. Because none of these things last and every life is a precious gift. #pregnantafterloss #griefmama #thankful #babynumbernine

Grief is deep and time is a funny thing. Hearts long to be near, looking forward to heaven. Because each day we are closer. One day closer. And even though we are full of sadness, we are also full of joy, happy memories over-filled with love.
Happy Birthday, sweet Thao. We wish we could spend tomorrow with you. We wish we could see you at eleven years old. Sometimes words are too much and not enough all at once.
Jesus, comfort our hurting hearts. Be near. Make your presence known. #thaothenardoni #sweetthao #stillwhenallelsefadesaway

Trees and flowers are budding. The dandelions are back. We never spray ours (sorry not sorry neighbors and buyers) but I have always loved my yard full of dandelions. Free flowers for children to pick. A reminder of innocence and peaceful, barefoot childhood memories. A reminder to be still and rest and bask in the sun. A reminder of good, gentle days at home when you would pick these yellow flowers for me. We'd place them in a jar and let them sit until they wilt. Some days you'd pretend they were dinosaur food, some days you just gathered them in your perfect little hands. Oh how I miss the days you picked them for me. Dandelions always remind me of a simpler time, where it feels the sun shone brighter and the grass was greener. And now I picked some for you. #griefmama #griefjourney #thaothenardoni #dandelions #missthatboy

I want time to stand still sometimes. They are all growing sooo fast!! Aren't they the cutest?! #alittlebiased #cutestkids #happyeaster #family #griefmama

#sunriseblessing morning coffee and waking up with my (electric) fireplace. Mornings are hard. Still. Hard. I wake up and he's not there. Still. Not there. But then I see my batdoll smiling at me. I come downstairs and my puppy is ready to greet me. I have my comfort of morning coffee. And I recalibrate. Someday. Someday I'll have one to keep. Until then, my babies are waiting for me.
#captureyourgrief2017 #coffee #griefmama #fireplace

Sometimes I have to take a break and catch my breath. Life happens so fast. Days may feel long, but time passes by quickly. A little more than a year ago my book was born into the world for all to see. Now, one year later, our family has job changed and moved (soon to be twice) and grown and cried and laughed and played and prayed. // If you're in that moment now, where time seems to stand still and you don't know how to take the next breath, your loss seems too big, the wound seems too deep, I am not going to tell you it gets better or easier or time will heal. I will tell you that life keeps going whether you like it or not. And thankfully, we do have the choice not to dwell in the pain, but to hope in the promise. // The promise of joy and perfection and eternity with Jesus. Of healing, whole healing, perfect joy and complete beauty. We will get there someday, but today, I pray you can choose joy here, that you see the glimpse of glory in creation, in the beauty of each new breath. I pray that you let Jesus pull you in, whisper his love and hold you close. One day we will be completely full of joy. This battle will be over. And with Jesus, we will win. #stillbook #griefmama #joy #hope #stillwhenallelsefadesaway

My dad bought me this rocker in December. ❤ When I was pregnant with Rowan he promised me a rocker. He got me my rocker. || One day I will rock my babes. One day. 🌞 #pregnancyloss #ihadamiscarriage #love #aultgang #griefmama

Starting a study on Ruth today. I'm beginning to see why God laid it on my heart, this heavy grief that I've been feeling, this aloneness. The aloneness I feel is a lie. It's untrue. And I'm not the first to have lost. Poor Naomi, she lost it all. Her husband, her sons. Her hopes and dreams for a future with them. Grandchildren. Growing old with her helpmate. Staying in the home she had created with them. We often just skim over these first few verses, it sets the stage. We just all know this is how the story begins. But for Naomi, I bet it felt more like the end. #ongrief #ruthstudy #griefmama #truth #notalone

Reading Ruth through new eyes, grief eyes. Eyes that are the grieving mother. Naomi is the grieving mother/wife. Yet she arose, amidst grief and followed the Lord where he was leading and providing. Through the pain of loss, she was also called to leave everything she knew as home to provide for herself and her daughters-in-law. // The Lord gives us strength. // That is my #ruthstudy take-away today. #griefmama #truth #biblestudy

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I was naive to the topic of miscarriage before I was immersed in its pain. There are SO many things I didn’t know. What things do you wish people would know about miscarriage?⠀
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I wish people knew it’s not always simple. There can be all kinds of complications resulting in surgeries, months of invasive testing or procedures, months waiting before it’s safe to try again, and even dangerous situations for the mother. Miscarriage can be much more complicated than simply losing your baby and trying again. Hospital bills, decisions about procedures and testing, and often continuing to feel pregnant long after the baby is gone—it’s a lot to deal with the physical complications on top of the emotional pain.⠀
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So next time you see your friend struggling long after their miscarriage: please know there might be a lot more going on behind the scenes. You might have a friend going through some of these complications and you don’t even know it!⠀
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Tell me what you wish people knew about miscarriage. Comment below or create your own post. Don’t forget to use #whenimiscarried to continue the conversation of miscarriage this month!⠀
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#peaceandjoyblog #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #griefmama #christianwriter #writersofig #PregnancyAndInfantLossAwareness #october15 #rainbowbaby #pregnancyafterloss #iam1in4 #ihadamiscarriage #momlife #momblog #honestmom

When you miscarried, what was helpful?⠀
We all know there are many insensitive things people can say or do in our time of grief: let's focus on the things people did or said to you that were positive. Or share something you did for yourself that helped you in your grief.⠀
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Comment on my post OR create your own post with what was helpful for you in the midst of grief. Sharing this helpful information with your own friends and family can help them better serve a grieving parent in the future. Use #whenimiscarried to help create a well of helpful advice on instagram this October! AND if you tag @peaceandjoyblog in your post- I just might share your post on my own account.⠀
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#peaceandjoyblog #whenimiscarried #miscarriageawareness #pregnancyandinfantloss #october15 #griefmama #hopemama #rainbowbaby #loss #pregnancyafterloss #miscarriage #stillborn #stillbirthawareness #writersofig #christianwriter #momblog #honestmom #rawmotherhood #motherhoodrewritten

#sunriseblessing morning coffee and waking up with my (electric) fireplace. Mornings are hard. Still. Hard. I wake up and he's not there. Still. Not there. But then I see my batdoll smiling at me. I come downstairs and my puppy is ready to greet me. I have my comfort of morning coffee. And I recalibrate. Someday. Someday I'll have one to keep. Until then, my babies are waiting for me.
#captureyourgrief2017 #coffee #griefmama #fireplace

Maybe it’s a piece of advice, a mistake you made in your grieving process, some thoughtful words about your baby, or something someone did that helped (or hurt) you in your time of loss: let’s all share some helpful words this month to bring honor to the babies who we didn’t get to bring home. Use the hashtag #whenimiscarried and share some love this month. AND I would love to share some of YOUR stories on my account this month. Tag me in your #whenimiscarried post and I’ll share a few of your stories throughout the month.
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In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, I will share some of my advice and stories. I believe talking about his kind of loss helps bring honor to the babies who are so early in development, all the way to the ones who were born. It can help spread awareness of the harsh reality that 1 in 4 women will miscarry. This isn’t to scare pregnant women or hopeful moms: it’s to say you are NOT alone if this happens to you!
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If you have a friend who has lost a baby, spread the word. Tag them on this post or share the hashtag personally. I hope to see Instagram flooded with helpful words this month!
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#peaceandjoyblog #peaceandjoy #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #pregnancyandinfantloss #october15 #griefmama #miscarriagemama #rainbowbaby #pregnancyafterloss #miscarriagesurvivor #miscarriagesucks #stillborn #stillbornstillloved #stillbornbutstillborn

"Working with families throughout this great nation - I've witnessed many go from almost hopeless to filled with joy once they overcome. Infertility affects entire communities - not just individuals and couples. The family members and friends of the affected family feel the effects of infertility - then experience the joy once that family overcomes infertility." || Learn about the Cade Foundation #ontheblog. I chatted with co-founder Dr. Camille Hammond about her organization! #cadefoundation #infertility #overcome #adoption #motherhood #fatherhood #family #goals #familyisforever #griefmama #answer #help #sendinghope #hope #overcomeinfertility

Every night I text my mama when I get home. I'll always be her baby girl. 🌸 My mama is 1 in 4, too. She had two losses, but she also had seven total children. She is my hero. One day I'll be able to meet my sweet siblings. Her family is her greatest pride! Love my mama! 😍 #mamasgirl #motherhood #griefmama #aultgang #adoption #children #family #familyisforever

@letteredhope Thank you for your post today. Thank you for sharing that scripture and your story with it. It was beautiful, and what I needed to hear tonight! ❤ || Meeting these different women have really strengthened me as a person. I'm just feeling grateful for the connections I have made in this journey. 🌞 #ttc #pregnancyloss #faith #faithoverfear #friends #griefmama #motherhood

"Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel." 🌞 #happy #MichaelMorpurgo #choosehappy #believer #sweetrowan #happyday #happymind #griefmama #dearrowan #ttc #ihadamiscarriage #love #family

It’s on the 24th of September that I always pause to remember what could have been and what is. I see two different pictures of my life: one with a four year old boy or girl and then the reality that I hold a three year old girl and one year old boy. I’m satisfied not by the two children I spend my days with, but I am satisfied by I Am.
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When time pulled me closer to the first due date after my first loss, my soul felt dread and pain. The day came and I was overwhelmed by peace. I’ve spent 9/24 each year since consumed by the peace that transcends understanding.
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The reality is I was never meant to be made satisfied by children or any other good, but fleshly, desire. Norah and Miles were not meant to fill voids created by this day, the day I expected to meet my first baby. When I questioned “why? why? why?” I never had an answer to that question. He kept telling me “I Am. I Am. I Am.” And there in I Am I have everything I could need and want. He Is and that is enough for me. Sadness is okay, it is even good. But I Am takes me from hopelessly sad to hopeful and satisfied in all that He is. Happy due date, sweet baby. We miss you, but we rest in joy and hope in the midst of your absence.
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#peaceandjoyblog #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #motherhoodrewritten #rawmotherhood #miscarriageawareness #grief #loss #hope #miscarriageawareness #griefmama #rainbowbaby #duedate

I just miss my son tonight. 🌞 || #ontheblog are some thoughts on God & Daniel 3:17-18. Link in bio. #bible #choosefaith #heisstillgood #griefmama #dearrowan #happy #faith #believer

"So I really didn't want to do this second round. Ah, I just wanted to be done. I even texted that to my husband. But then I helped out with a church activity that was held for girls ages 8-11 and their dad. It changed my mind. Seeing those dads and daughters, I really want that for my husband and me." || New blog post up. Link in bio. I share a few thoughts about what is going on in life & some about pregnancy tests. #ttc #pregnancytest #hopeafterloss #infertility #pregnancyloss #october #eastTXgiveshope #motherhood #griefmama #joyseeker #faith #light #happy #choosehappy

We are thankful that, as far as we know, our little one growing inside me, is healthy. But even if he/she isn't, would I be thankful? Would I love with abandon? Would I regret anything? Yes, yes and no.
I know this because I've been there. I've carried three babies for only weeks, never holding them and missing out on what could have been, in my mind. I've whispered to my sweet five-year-old that I will see him soon, after fighting hard for him to live.
And I regret none of it. I remember with joy and tell the same stories over and over. I sing each Sunday through tears, because its a beautiful pain that love leaves us. I rest in the peace of knowing each baby is loved beyond measure. And loved even more so by Jesus, the creator and sustainer of life. And I will continue to treasure and marvel at each kick and hiccup and even sleepless night. Because none of these things last and every life is a precious gift. #pregnantafterloss #griefmama #thankful #babynumbernine

Sometimes I have to take a break and catch my breath. Life happens so fast. Days may feel long, but time passes by quickly. A little more than a year ago my book was born into the world for all to see. Now, one year later, our family has job changed and moved (soon to be twice) and grown and cried and laughed and played and prayed. // If you're in that moment now, where time seems to stand still and you don't know how to take the next breath, your loss seems too big, the wound seems too deep, I am not going to tell you it gets better or easier or time will heal. I will tell you that life keeps going whether you like it or not. And thankfully, we do have the choice not to dwell in the pain, but to hope in the promise. // The promise of joy and perfection and eternity with Jesus. Of healing, whole healing, perfect joy and complete beauty. We will get there someday, but today, I pray you can choose joy here, that you see the glimpse of glory in creation, in the beauty of each new breath. I pray that you let Jesus pull you in, whisper his love and hold you close. One day we will be completely full of joy. This battle will be over. And with Jesus, we will win. #stillbook #griefmama #joy #hope #stillwhenallelsefadesaway

I met my two grandmas for the first time more than 2 weeks ago. They both cried when they held my beautiful pink urn but nanay told them that they are here to make beautiful happier memories with us. 🖤🎀 #stillbirth #stillborn #stillbornstillloved #stillbirthawareness #stillbornawareness #pregnancyandinfantloss #infantlosssupport #captureyourgrief #griefandloss #angelbaby #rememberingmybaby #breakingthesilence #griefjourney #mamagrief #stillbornbutstillborn #griefmama #angelmama

God isn't waiting for a miracle, He's waiting for your heart.⠀
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Incase you missed it, last week I shared all three parts to my absolute favorite story to tell. It's the moment I met God face to face, the moment He called my name and ushered me out of darkness. I pray every day for those who are walking through doubts and that they would find the strength to seek God with everything they have. This is my story of seeking God and finding out He was there all along. Tag a friend who needs a story of hope and encouragement today.
(Links to all three parts on the linktr.ee in profile)⠀
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#peaceandjoyblog #peaceandjoy #seekgod #hopestories #redeemingstories #jeremiah29 #hopeafterloss #griefmama #gritandvirtue #womenoftheword #writersofinstagram #christianwriter #womenoffaith #writersofig #mymiscarriagestory #miscarriagemama #rainbowbaby

"I had to learn to rely on God in ways that I never have before. I had to trust His plan and know that nothing happens to me that He doesn't already know about. I had to trust Him to carry me when I felt like I couldn't carry on, and when I had days where I didn't want to wake up. He is so, so good. That is hard to understand in the fresh pain of loss, but now, nearly two years later, I am beginning to see it." || That quote from Krystal is everything. Trusting Him and relying on Him are some of the greatest things we can do as we struggle, and as we walk this road. Check out more of sweet Krystal's interview on the blog! www.DearRowan.com #believer #trust #sendinghope #faithoverfear #love #griefmama #familiesareforever #miscarriageawareness #dearrowan #joyseeker #withlovegandj

I learned for the first time that God wasn't' looking to fix my situation, He was looking to fix my heart.⠀
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“If you need wisdom, ask our generous god, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. but when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in god alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the lord. Their loyalty is divided between god and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.” James 1:5-8⠀
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(Part 2 of In the Breezeway is up, link in profile)⠀
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#peaceandjoyblog #peaceandjoy #hope #thegodwhosees #grief #loss #griefmama #miscarriage #hopeaftermiscarriage #hopeafterloss #pregnancyafterloss #seekinggod #christianwriter #writetsofinstagram #womenintheword #redeemingstories

I am super emotional. Just a ball of tears, I tell ya! No blog post today. Just not feeling it! But I have a super great feature coming Saturday! || So I went to my doctor appointment this morning. Did an ultrasound and saw my eggs. Coolest thing, I swear! There was a big plump egg, doctor's words, not mine. I had either ovulated or was right in the middle of ovulation. I go Tuesday for blood work. So now it's pretty much a waiting game. || I think I'm super emotional because of everything. This has been a wild ride. The pst couple of weeks I've felt so excited and happy. And then nervousness hit me. And now I'm just coming down from that high! || But how freaking cool would it be to get pregnant with that egg I saw today? I would be able to tell my child that I saw him/her when they were a wee lil egg, but a plump one! 😍 Ah, so many feelings and wonders going on with me - emotionally and physically! That's just motherhood for you! Or my definition of it! ❤ #motherhood #pregnancyafterloss #griefmama #clomid #sendinghope #hope #hopeafterloss #love #joy #joyseeker #happy #hope

Made by my sister Ginger, the blogger behind Ginger Snap Crafts. @gingersnapcraft || My sister made this for me weeks after I lost Rowan. It is one of several ways that I have honored Rowan. I wrote a few more on the blog. What are ways you have honored your babe? #sendinghope #alwaysremember #remember #pregnancyloss #lifeafterloss #hope #love #griefmama #faithoverfear #choosefaith

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