On Due Dates and Miscarriages

I knew the day was approaching. Circled in red on my calendar, it was a constant reminder of what wouldn’t be. My momma heart was bracing itself for the day’s impact. The funny thing about calendar days: you can’t skip over them no matter how much you want to. The youngest reader in the house […]

Permission To Feel

Life isn’t a Hallmark commercial. I think that’s why I found myself crying while folding the laundry and half-watching the television. The Mother’s Day commercials that usually leave me saying “Aww” have left a bittersweet taste in my mouth this year. For the first time, I understand what so many other women feel about just […]

My Miscarriage Story {Part3}

Four hours of people-watching and a ruined pair of jeans later, I was finally seen by an emergency room doctor. He sent me for an ultrasound–a very thorough internal ultrasound with…wait for it… my BRAND NEW next door neighbor that I hadn’t even met yet. “Hi, I’m Sara. Here are my lady parts. Welcome to […]

My Miscarriage Story {Part 2}

This post is part 2 of my miscarriage story. If you haven’t already, read My Miscarriage Story {Part 1} first. I was numb as we waited in the small waiting room for an exam room to consult with my midwife, but then a couple walked in with a giggle as they memorized the silhouette lines […]

My Miscarriage Story {Part 1}

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~William Shakespeare It’s been so long since I’ve entered this online space. I didn’t intend to take a blogging hiatus, but sometimes life happens. And then, sometimes that life event melts into another event and before you know […]