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The 5th Belongs to Calvin: Hope and Cupcakes

Knowing Him During Easter Mass yesterday, as with every Mass, I find myself crying after taking Communion, while I’m kneeling in prayer. Lately, it feels like church is the only place where the tears flow freely, where the awareness of the rising in my throat is not accompanied with an…

Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy: Lessons 2 and 3

I’m posting Lesson 2 and 3 together, because I’m still so behind. I haven’t been feeling well and am fighting off a sore throat and sinus pressure that have been around for a week now. I’ve also been feeling down lately, probably because the end of the month is here,…

Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy: Lesson 1 – Calvin’s Birth Story

On March 14, 2010, Posted by , In Calvin Phoenix,Faith,Walking With You, With No Comments

“Walking With You” is an outreach of Sufficient Grace Ministries, led by Kelly Gerken. We are a group of mothers who have lost a baby or child. We gather together from different places on our journey, each month to share our stories, to encourage, and pray for one another as…

Wordless Wednesday #3: Because I Looked Up

On February 10, 2010, Posted by , In Faith,Photography, By , , With No Comments

Tearful, Empty-Armed, Hurting Praise

“Walking With You” was created by Kelly at The Beauty of Sufficient Grace to help support those who have lost a child. Together we share our stories, helpful information, scriptures, encouraging words, prayer requests, and more. To learn more and/or to join, please visit Walking with You. Praising God –…

Two in Heaven

On December 21, 2009, Posted by , In Faith,Rainbow Baby, By , , With No Comments

A part of me wonders if I should have guarded my heart against loving my Rainbow. Could it have dulled the deep sting of this second loss in any way? But then, it seems kind of ridiculous. What milestone is there to say it’s okay to start loving your baby…

Clinging to Hope

On December 10, 2009, Posted by , In Faith,Life,Pregnancy,Rainbow Baby, By , With No Comments

First, I want to say thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers, virtual hugs, positive vibes, on Facebook, my blog, Twitter, BBC, texts, and emails. During a time that is so isolating, we know we are not alone. The photo is from the day we found out we…

Pray for My Rainbow

On December 10, 2009, Posted by , In Faith,Life,Rainbow Baby, With No Comments

We weren’t ready to tell people that I am pregnant again, that our rainbow baby is forming in my belly. We were planning to wait. But today, we desperately covet your prayers. I started spotting while I was at work yesterday afternoon. It came with cramps and back pain. The…