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{Year Four: Our Fourth Wedding Anniversary}

Well you guys, we’ve reached year four so I think it’s safe to say we’re in it for the long haul! 😉 Last week Davin told me he had a dream that we were in high school and I wanted to go on a “break” (okay, Ross!) and he was devastated and sad. But he […]

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May 19, 2016 - 6:53 pm

Seanna MacLeod - This is such a beautiful post! Happy Anniversary you two!!

May 21, 2016 - 1:45 pm

Jessica Miller - I love this!

May 31, 2016 - 9:39 am

Lisa G. - thanks love! <3

May 31, 2016 - 9:39 am

Lisa G. - Thanks Jessica! xo

{Mama’s Due with Baby #2!}

Well CRAP. I’m officially the statistical mom that records every second of her first pregnancy in grave detail from week one to 41 and doesn’t even buy the stupid book until the 13th week of her second. I swear once the second baby is implanted in your womb it purposefully sucks out every useful ounce […]

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{No Love Lost: Part II}

Part I ———————————————————— I reached out to my local mom’s group seeking support and positive outcomes of healthy pregnancies following a miscarriage. At the time having hope that we would be expecting again sooner than later without any issues was what I needed. Instead I received more comments that I can mention of love, support, […]

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February 24, 2016 - 10:31 am

{No Love Lost: Part I} » - […] Part II […]

February 27, 2016 - 12:31 pm

Francesca - I’m so sorry for your loss. We suffered two losses before we were blessed with our son and I was worried my whole pregnancy with our second child that something terrible would happen.

Thank you for sharing your story, you’re not alone.
It’s definitely comforting to share your story with those who have been through it.
My thoughts are with you and your family.

March 8, 2016 - 8:56 am

Lisa G. - Thank you Francesca! I’m sorry for your losses, and so glad you got that beautiful healthy boy of yours! <3

{No Love Lost: Part I}

In a world where we are all far more alike than we are different from one another I have never understood the stigma behind being open about “sensitive” subjects. Those like mental health, depression, eating disorders, divorce, abuse, addiction, miscarriage; the list goes on. There is a 100% chance that you or someone you know […]

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February 23, 2016 - 10:08 am

Lisa Ritter - Oh! I am so sorry for your loss, Lisa. It is a loss, no matter when it happens. I am sending healing thoughts to you and Davin. Big hugs, too.

February 23, 2016 - 10:44 am

Lisa G. - Thanks so much Lisa! The support has been overwhelming! We’re feeling much better now and excited for the future! xo

February 23, 2016 - 10:54 am

Terrai - beautiful writing Lisa! my heart & thoughts are still with you!

February 23, 2016 - 10:54 am

Lisa G. - thank you for the continued support Terrai! <3

February 24, 2016 - 9:27 am

Chelsey - Thank you for sharing your story – as someone who just recently suffered her second miscarriage in 2 years (with a lovely 15 month old daughter in between) I can tell you that it makes me feel comforted knowing I’m not alone and that there are others who are going through the same heartache that I am. You are a brave, strong, amazing woman (it comes across so well in this poignant post) and while this will be a part of your life story I have a feeling it won’t end here. I am wishing you all of the best and so much light and love!

February 24, 2016 - 9:33 am

Lisa G. - Thank you so much for reading and sharing your story, Chelsey. I’m so sorry for your losses <3 It definitely is a trying time but I think you'll agree that having a little girl at home to keep us busy helped speed up the healing process by leaps and bounds. Thank goodness for our girls. Your comment certainly makes me feel like I am not alone either, and I am so glad that we can find comfort in each other. Sending the same light and love back to you! xo Lisa

February 24, 2016 - 10:31 am
February 24, 2016 - 10:49 am

Steven O. - It saddened me to hear this originally from Tara. You and Davin are strong and brave.

February 24, 2016 - 11:52 am

Lisa G. - Thanks Steven! <3

February 24, 2016 - 12:20 pm

Ashley Ziprick - I understand the feelings and truly extend my sympathy to you, Davin & Lyric. I was 13 weeks along when we lost ours in between Mady & Emily. It was completely heart wrenching, especially as I had just sort of got into that “safe” territory, I thought. I had to take a medication to induce contractions. It was like my body just knew how much my heart was not willing to let go. It was a horrible experience. It was almost 4 years ago- it still hurts. Time changes it, makes it manageable- but it still hurts. I remember being in church about a week after and bursting into tears during a hymn and having to walk outside. “From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny” was the line of the hymn that got me. A few weeks after that Sunday, I got to thinking about that hymn and that line in particular, and I had this realization of just how little control we have in our destiny and that it lies truly in the hands of our Father. My tiny little one didn’t even have to grace this physical world for me to feel her spirit and to love her, and having her even just inside me for those few weeks changed me, became a part of me, and helped me see even more clearly, the love of something that can’t be held. My lost little one was a gift from God, in my heart I feel, to help me see His love and be reminded that He is always here, even in those moments that seem so wrapped in despair and pain. I lost my little one on May 4, 2013. The most miraculous thing happened afterwards. On May 4, 2014, exactly 1 year to the date, I met my Emily! God is good, His love is always there, and His workings are miraculous- even the ones that seem to challenge us to our limits and that we do not understand or even notice! I know the pain and I know the worry about future attempts and I know the angst that comes with delaying something so special… but try to remember in those moments of frustration and despair, that He is working with you and for you. Our destiny lies in His hands and He will not forsake us. I will keep you guys in my prayers.

March 1, 2016 - 5:15 am

Esther | The Cuteness - Thank you for sharing your story! I agree, talking about hard things is so helpful, and it also helps others who have gone through something similar! xo

March 9, 2016 - 9:26 am

Lisa G. - Thank you so much for your love and support Ashley! I remember clearly the day that we found out at work that you were expecting, then days later we heard what happened. I also remember seeing you at the administrative professionals lunch the following week and wanting so bad to just hug you. My heart was so broken for you and the family, but it felt selfish of me to do what I knew would make me feel better, not knowing if it would do the same for you. Looking back now I wish that I had. That 12 week mark really doesn’t make us or our children invisible, but reaching that milestone sure does give us a little peace of mind, and I can absolutely understand how that made it even more devastating for you. The fact that Emily was born one year to the date is simply incredible. She is such a miracle! I’m so glad you have four happy, healthy and beautiful kids that make for a very busy household I’m sure, but a very love-filled one as well. I’m thankful God gave me the intuition to foresee that this baby wasn’t mine to keep, but His instead. It made it easier for me to understand in some way. And I’m thankful that He’s given me the peace within to trust that our next pregnancy will be a healthy one that will allow us to bring another baby home! Thanks for sharing your story and keeping us in your prayers xo

May 12, 2016 - 11:02 am

{Mama’s Due with Baby #2!} » - […] trying to explain how I’ve felt the last few months. Further to my last post, where I shared our story about our loss in January, one thing I didn’t share was that immediately after the […]