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It is So Unfair (Written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 8

It is So Unfair (Written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 8

Why? Why us and not them? Why them and not us? Why is life so incredibly unfair at times? Why, when all around me I see women having healthy babies, do we have to walk through a story of loss… again?  The first time, I didn’t have so many questions… now let the questions roll.   And as my heart has shouted and whispered those questions, I haven’t been able to shake all the recent stories I’ve heard that have only lifted my eyes to the fact that I do not live in a world of fairness…

Life is absolutely unfair.

And there are times and seasons where we are faced with the reality of it’s unfairness.   For my family, friends and for us, this is one of those times.   Where it’s not just in a story I’ve read on the news and my heart has broken just a little and then moved on but it’s in the story unfolding in our lives and the heartache pouring from our hearts as we cry out… This is so unfair!!   But the past few weeks I’ve been reminded that we are not the only ones who have experienced the unfairness of life, the sheer seemingly “randomness” of tragedy and pain. Most of the world knows that life can be so unfair. And there is one… who suffered the greatest unfairness of it all. And when I wonder…

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My friend is a loss mom - should I acknowledge Mother’s Day?

My friend is a loss mom - should I acknowledge Mother’s Day?

The short and sweet answer to this is a resounding YES, absolutely.  Mother’s who have lost babies/children are especially in need of being acknowledged on Mother’s Day.  But some people ask, “if I acknowledge Mother’s Day, won’t that make them sad and feel hurt?”.  They may feel sad but they will not be hurt by you remembering them on Mother’s Day. In fact, it is very precious to them to be remembered because they are still a mother. Even if their baby/child is not with them, they are still a mother and love their child with all their heart.

How should I acknowledge Mother’s Day for my friend who is the loss mom? A simple note goes a long way, telling her that you are thinking of her on Mother’s Day as she remembers her sweet child. Specifically saying the child’s name is very important to loss moms also. We offer a free personalized file called “I Love to Hear Your Name” if you wish to request one for the loss mom in your life.

There are other tangible gift ideas also.  A remembrance print such as a personalized family tree which includes all members of the family with the flying bird representing the heavenly baby. Or a print specifically for the heavenly baby such as our Baby in Hands series, which is personalized with the baby’s name and date.   Of course, there are many other ways to remember Mother’s Day for a loss mom, flowers, jewelry, a text, or a call. The most important thing is that you do remember and acknowledge Mother’s Day, it will mean so much to the loss mom. You will show her how much you care for her and love her.

 

Photo by Tamanna Rumee on Unsplash

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3 Things You Need to Know About the Perfect Baby Loss Gift

3 Things You Need to Know About the Perfect Baby Loss Gift

Is there a perfect gift when a friend has lost a baby? The perfect gift is love and support. You can show your love and support in many different ways, it does not always involve something you buy. However, if you decide to buy a gift, here are some considerations:.

1. The fact that you are thoughtful enough to purchase a loss gift means you are on the right track. The most hurtful thing for a loss mom is when people who care about her do not acknowledge the death of her baby and avoid talking about it.

2. Loss Mom's fear that the memory of their baby will be forgotten.  Giving them a remembrance item is a loving way to acknowledge the baby and help keep their memory alive. 

3. Choosing a gift can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, choose something that you would like to receive if you were going through the same pain. What makes the gift perfect is that you are thoughtful enough to honor the baby lost and in doing so you are loving the loss family.

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The Day Death Came Knocking (written by Lindsey Ennis) - Dennis Family Post 7

The Day Death Came Knocking (written by Lindsey Ennis) - Dennis Family Post 7

Looking back a year ago when we began a journey that has forever changed our lives. A journey where unimaginable sorrow is turned to unexplainable joy, where our own broken pieces fed more than we could dream. A journey where Jesus and life and eternity became more real than ever before. A journey where death came knocking, seeking to destroy but LIFE… LIFE that can only be found in Jesus… WON.

We sat in eager anticipation to see our first child on the big, ultra techie ultrasound screen, only to be told that they couldn’t find a skull, it wasn’t good and we’re sending you to a high-risk doctor immediately. We held each other, we cried, we prayed and then we drove the longest 30 minute drive of our lives to find out what was going on with our firstborn.
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God is Good even though He didn't Heal my Daughter (written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 6

God is Good even though He didn't Heal my Daughter (written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 6

I’m sure you’ve not heard that phrase posted on many a Facebook status.  No, we are great  (I am great) at declaring God’s goodness when He does something for us, when he shows up in the way we had prayed and hoped.  When He provides, when He heals.  I heard a story of a man who was reading his Bible on a train when it crashed and killed many.  He told a reporter “ I don’t know why I didn’t die, why I’m still alive… God is so good.”  While I do not disagree with his statement, nor do I think we shouldn’t declare God’s goodness when He spares our life, heals, provides.   I just couldn’t help but think of the questions that may appear on the hearts of all the families who did lose someone on that train, the families who know God and those who didn’t  “Was God then not being good to them, to us?”  I felt this question stirring in my heart as I listened to a story of a family whose son was all but declared dead and as they prayed over his lifeless body… he began to breath, his life had been restored.   And they sat and spoke with deep power and conviction of God’s healing power, His goodness.   Part of me wished they would have added “But He is our healer, He is powerful, He is good regardless of whether He had given life to our son.”  Observing their faith as they spoke, I’m confident they would have said that, though through tear stained eyes if the outcome would’ve been different.
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Joy Comes in the Morning (written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 5

Joy Comes in the Morning (written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 5

“I feel oddly more alive than I’d ever been in my life.  The scars on my battered soul no longer appear to me as random slashes but suddenly transfigured into engravings of unexpected praise and thanksgiving.” Beth Moore wrote this in a devotional I’ve been walking through and as I read it I sensed “This is what the Lord is beginning to do in my heart!”

Though my heart still hurts, the sadness is still there and the tears still come… somewhere in the last couple of weeks the weight of the sorrow is not so heavy.  There is a lightness to my spirit, a lightness to the tears.

A sweet reminder in this journey that our great God is the Great Restorer.  The Great Redeemer.   Everything that is broken, He is in the business of redeeming.  everything.

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A Place Called Grieving (written by Kevin Dennis) -  Dennis Family Post 4

A Place Called Grieving (written by Kevin Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 4

Our precious daughter Sophie was born a month and two weeks ago now. We miss her so much. Some days I’ll have moments of great sadness as I long to hold her again and hear her heart-warming little breaths, followed by feelings of delight when I think of how beautiful her chubby little face and body are, followed by life feeling very normal, followed by life feeling very much not normal and out of place but with no words to describe what that feels like. This is the place of grieving. I used to describe grieving as a process, but lately I see it more as a place. A place you find yourself in for an extended period of time. There’s different areas of the place of grieving that I experience at various moments, but it’s not a journey or process I’m traveling through. It’s just a place I’m living in. 
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A Letter from Mother to Daughter (written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 3

A Letter from Mother to Daughter (written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 3

As we had Sophie’s epic (yes it was epic) life celebration service, I spent time writing a letter to my daughter of the ways God has used (and is using) her 42 weeks, 2 days and 10 hours of life in my life.  This is the letter I shared at her service.

Dear Sophie,

Today we celebrate your life with family & friends & people I’ve never met but who love you deeply.  I wish we were just taking a one month photoshoot of you and quietly celebrating your one month birthday in our home and no one really knows except our family.  I wish a lot of things today for you, for us, that are not to be.  For this is not our story, and this is not your story.  So we celebrate your short, yet powerful little life today.  Sophie, you have touched the lives of thousands by never uttering more than a cry yet there are no lives you have changed more than your mom and dad’s. 

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Sorrow & Joy Returning Home Without our Baby (written by Kevin Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 2

Sorrow & Joy Returning Home Without our Baby (written by Kevin Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 2

Lindsey and I (this is her husband Kevin writing) returned home from the hospital on Monday night. Leaving the hospital and returning home without our sweet Sophie with us was incredibly hard.  As Lindsey and I slowly climbed the stairs to our apartment (I’m so proud of Lindsey and how well she has been physically recovering), Lindsey looked to our door and said in tears, “There is supposed to be a sign on the door that says, ‘Welcome Home Sophie’.”  But there wasn’t.  Because Sophie wasn’t with us.

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10 Precious Hours - (written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 1

10 Precious Hours - (written by Lindsey Dennis) - Dennis Family Post 1

Lindsey is a loss mom of 2 heavenly babies. We will be sharing a series of her posts. Our next post will be from her husband.

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When there are no words, pictures tell the story of sweet joy, celebration and love that filled our 10 hours with Sophie as we grew to know and love her even more than we could have ever dreamed possible.  Those 10 hours were filled with and surrounded by holy moments, that in the coming days I hope to put into words as we have a chance to process together all that God did that weekend.  God truly brought to fruition the passage He led me to months ago as I thought and dreamed of Sophie’s arrival.

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How to Answer the Question - How many children do you have?

How to Answer the Question - How many children do you have?

As a Loss Parent, how should you answer the question - How many children do you have?  On Instagram and Facebook, we usually post a heart question to the loss community once a week. Recently we posted the question “What do you say when someone asks you how many children you have?”.  We had a flood of responses. 

We can summarize the answers with one common theme. How you answer this depends on who is asking and how you are feeling at that particular point in time.

So many of you gave this advice: You should answer however you feel comfortable (which is not the same every time), with no pressure to disclose everything and if you choose to respond including your heavenly baby/babies you do not have to feel responsible for the other person’s reaction or lack of. Guard your hearts if you choose to share, not everyone understands what your life is like as a loss parent & they may react in a negative or awkward way. It's okay when this happens loss mom, it stings but remember you are not alone in this.

One mom ended her answer with this thought which I think is a fantastic idea for everyone “I do wish people would reframe their question and instead say “tell me about your family” to give you the option of how to approach it 💛”

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Nothing is  Beyond Redemption (Article by Vaneetha Rendall Risner)

Nothing is Beyond Redemption (Article by Vaneetha Rendall Risner)

I pull into the driveway, and I’m undone yet again at seeing my stunning camellia bush. This simple shrub that has weathered many storms, has taught me to hope, even when all seems lost.

Almost 16 years ago, I put in a little garden outside my window. Everything in it was dedicated to our infant son Paul who had died. The camellia bush, a butterfly bush, and countless flowers all graced the yard in honor of our precious son. When we moved, we got permission to take the camellia, which blooms around the time of Paul’s death. We planted it in the perfect place, directly in front of our new home.

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