Love is a phenomena that transcends time, space, and even the known realms of existence. A mother’s love is a love above all forms. A reservation of the purest forms of hope, joy, and peace. It’s something that you cannot know unless you experience it for yourself. It’s something that, if you haven’t, you don’t even know that you can’t understand it fully. But you just … [Read more...] about A Mother’s Love: Parenting Through Grief
I always knew it would happen. That one day I would pop on Facebook and see one of those posts at the top of my news feed. The ones where Facebook shares with you some of your prior posts on that day, year's past. And it would burn. "Becky, we care about you and the memories you share. We thought you'd like to look back on this post from 4 years ago," the message … [Read more...] about When Memories Burn
"I can't believe how it must feel when you hear her call you mommy and tell you she loves you and know that soon, she won't be able to any longer," I told her. "I can't believe you'll never get to hear her say those things at all," she said to me. And that's when it hit me: There's no comparing grief. Theodore Roosevelt is quoted as saying, "Comparison is the thief of … [Read more...] about Comparison: The Great Conspirator of Grief
February is a difficult month for me as a mother. And this February in particular seems to be hitting me even harder. My daughter died three years ago, on February 3rd, 2012 from Tay-Sachs disease. She was just three years old so with this passing antithesis of a golden milestone it causes me to be painfully aware of the fact that there will come a time in the very near future … [Read more...] about Dealing With The Loss of A Child – Moving Past Grief
Hearing the words "progressive degenerative genetic neurological disorder" is a shot to the heart. That's exactly what I felt like had happened. I had been fatally wounded, and I hadn't even seen the sniper. Being told by a (now, in my mind) nameless faceless doctor that my seemingly otherwise healthy ten-month old daughter was terminally ill had never even come across my … [Read more...] about What is Tay-Sachs Disease?