The 5th Belongs to Calvin: This is Calvin’s Daddy

In addition to announcing the winner of my Something Happened giveaway, in this The 5th Belongs to Calvin post, I wanted to share a little bit of Calvin and Rainbow’s daddy – the man who has been with me since high school, when I was just a girl trying to…

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: 2nd giveaway winner

I’m pleased to announce that, after my super high-tech random drawing (aka writing names on pieces of paper, folding them up, shaking them up, and picking one ^_~), the winner of the Something Happened book giveaway is Melanie! Congratulations, sweetie, I’m sure that giving this book to your hospital or…

Giveaway at Blessed to Be Broken

Hi everyone, we just wanted to tell you that Crystal is giving away a copy of Something Happened: A book for children and parents who have experienced pregnancy loss at her site Blessed to Be Broken. See her post The 5th Belongs to Calvin: My 2nd Giveaway to find out…

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: My 2nd Giveaway

Today is a special day, not only for my Calvin Phoenix, but also for Jenna Belle, Franchesca’s sweet little girl. As Calvin is celebrating 14 months in heaven, Jenna is celebrating her 1st birthday there, too — so happy heavenly birthday baby girl! We hope you like your cupcake and…

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: My 2nd Giveaway

Today is a special day, not only for my Calvin Phoenix, but also for Jenna Belle, Franchesca’s sweet little girl. As Calvin is celebrating 14 months in heaven, Jenna is celebrating her 1st birthday there, too — so happy heavenly birthday baby girl! We hope you like your cupcake and…

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…

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: When the Bough Breaks

On December 6, 2009, a friend of ours, Abe took pictures of me, Louie, Calvin, and Rainbow (though he didn’t know I was pregnant with Rainbow when he took them) for a digital photography class project. He wanted to share our story. After some apprehension of being made vulnerable, Louie…

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: Blessed to Be Broken

From Our Family to Yours I don’t want to be a Scrooge-y Mommy I’ve been meaning to post that greeting on my blog, since I don’t have all of your email addresses, and some of you I know only through BBC (no, not the British channel), and/or blogland. So first,…