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Category Archives: Self-Discovery

I Will Be Brave

That moment when you realize that you feel all the things — “good” (grateful, blessed, lucky, privileged) and “bad” (scared, anxious, worried, unconfident) — and that’s what being alive is. You know when people choose a word for the year as inspiration? I think I’ve finally found my word. My…

Four Books

On August 24, 2015, Posted by , In 10-Day "You" Challenge,Faith,Life,Self-Discovery, With No Comments

10-Day “You” Project, Day 7: Four Books

Capture Your Grief – Day 24: Forgiveness

“Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their actions. Forgiveness stops their actions from destroying your heart” (Karen Salmansohn). 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 baby or child at any age or gestation.” Learn…

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…

Mommy-ing an Earth Baby

On January 23, 2013, Posted by , In Charlie Bastian,Parenting,Photography,Self-Discovery, By , With No Comments

The deeper into mommyhood I get, the more I worry that I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m sure of only two things: (1) I love him so much that at times it’s overwhelming, and (2) he makes me want to be so much better than I am. (Posted…

30 answers for 30 years

This past Sunday was my 30th birthday. It wasn’t until last week when Louie I were talking about my birthday and he mentioned The big 3-0 that I realized how old I was turning. My response was, Nooo… I’m not turning 30, yet. Wait. I am. Really??? I remember when…

A Thank You Giveaway

I recently noticed that my Google Friend Connect widget (see “stay in touch” over in the left sidebar) has reached 50. Yes this isn’t a lot, but I still remember the days when that number read “0,” when I was still in the early days of grief and reaching out…

What Makes You Grateful?

Especially in the early days of grieving, it’s difficult to find things for which to be grateful. That’s why any statement that begins with At least… can induce fits of rage, tears, and cursing (and sometimes all of the above). In my experience, it’s much better to allow us to…