Help Through the Grief of Miscarriage

Help Through Miscarriage

Miscarriage is often suffered alone and in quiet.  This can make the grief feel heavier and isolating.  I want to share all that I can of my own story with the hope that it will strengthen others.  Each person’s experience and way of grieving is different, but perhaps this will help you or someone you […]

When Mother’s Day is Hard

Jess's mom and grandma, both now in heaven

If you have found your way to our little corner of the Internet at Grace for Moms, you are most likely a mother or a grandmother. On Mother’s Day, you will probably get a cute card, maybe some flowers, a phone call from a distant state, or some other token of (well-deserved) affection for the […]

5 Minutes with >> Matt Mooney, A Story Unfinished

The Mooney Family

We are so excited to launch a new, monthly series here at Grace for Moms! Our 5 Minutes with. . . posts will happen one Friday a month when we’ll share the life of an author, speaker, artist or other influential and inspirational person. Our hope is that through 5 questions and their 5 grace-filled […]

With The Cross In View

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Calm run this morning. The motion of my feet hitting the pavement, tears falling from my eyes, raising my hands to the dark clouds that are about to unleash his promises in forms of pure water. . .exactly what my broken heart needed. Joy and pain collide in my soul a lot Disney some to […]

On Grief and Gratitude

Gratitude

They stood at the counter cutting out leaves and quickly recording on them the things for which they are most grateful. As I hung their thanks, I realized that kids – most often – are first and foremost thankful for people. Mommy. . .Daddy. . .My Brother. . .My Cousin. . .My Grandma. . .My […]

#31 Days, Day 14 A Moment of Silence

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Sometimes we find ourselves at a loss.  Sometimes we lose the privilege of getting to live life on earth with loved ones.  Even though we often have the hope of seeing them again, our heart grieves for  what could have been and what should have been.  Friends and family offer words of comfort.  But even they […]

Longing for Heaven After Loss, Heartache, and Grief

Longing for heaven after loss, heartache, and grief.

Last month I joined that horrible, beautiful, painful, holy club – the one with membership not decided by the members themselves. The one spoken of in hushed tones and with downward glances. The one filled with women who never wanted “in” to begin with. I joined the mothers-who’ve-lost-babies club just days after Easter when we lost […]

Still Standing After Losing a Child {Giveaway}

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Having children was expected, even assumed, in fact, it was my right.  As a woman, it was part of what I was created to do. When my husband and I thought it was a good time to start our family, we expected to be pregnant in a month or two, maybe three. Twelve months passed, then twenty-four. […]