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Capture Your Grief – Day 10: Support

There are no right words, but your presence speaks volumes. Thank you for staying with us, remembering our children, and sharing in our story. Capture Your Grief is an annual, 31-day mindful healing project that consists of photography and reflection. It is for “anyone who is grieving the death of a…

Capture Your Grief – Day 9: In Memory

I started Calvin’s Cupcakes in memory of my first son Calvin Phoenix. It has been such a humbling honor to abide with other families who have experienced child loss, to share part of their stories, and to create these virtual remembrance cupcakes for their children. To make a request, please…

Capture Your Grief – Day 8: Resources

Baby loss blogs UCSF Compass Care Babycenter Community Sufficient Grace Ministry Glow in the Woods Grieve Out Loud Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope Still Life 365 Baby loss Facebook groups Still Standing Magazine   Capture Your Grief is an annual, 31-day mindful healing project that consists of photography and reflection….

Capture Your Grief – Day 7: Sacred Place

The beach is a sacred space I share with my heaven babies. This connection first started when I wrote Calvin’s name at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. It was freeing to declare my son’s name in the open expanse of sand. Then I spent my first Mother’s Day the day at…

Capture Your Grief – Day 6: Books

I haven’t read/used all of these, and they aren’t all specifically about grief or the loss of a child. But just having them in my possession as I mourn has brought me a measure of comfort in knowing I am not as alone as grief can make me feel. Miracles…

Capture Your Grief – Day 5: Journal

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I write letters to my heaven babies in a journal titled “Miracles of the Moment.” I write about my grief and mourning in this space. Capture Your Grief is an annual, 31-day mindful healing project that consists of photography and reflection. It is for “anyone who is grieving the death of…

Capture Your Grief – Day 4: After

October 4, 2014. I have the amazing privilege and gift of being mother to four in heaven and one on earth. I have no doubts about my marriage and relationship with Louie. I am humbled by the realization that so much in life is beyond my control. My heart has…

Capture Your Grief – Day 3: Before

I took this picture on November 1, 2008. A little over a month after Louie and I were married, a few days after backpacking in Emigrant Wilderness (my first time camping!). I remember how I felt: content, centered, light, open, confident, sure of myself; and it took me a long…