There’s a trick-or-treater missing this Halloween

There's a a trick-or-treater missing from your doorstep this Halloween. Our family rings your bell, our kids in tow, all cute and adorable, and you say so. And just before you close the door, you catch a flicker of emotion on my face, but I cover with a smile, quickly ducking my head as I

 What an eclipse teaches us about death 

Today I will see a total eclipse. It is not the eclipse millions are counting down the hours to, though it is just as dramatic. It is not the eclipse that will span the heart of our country, though it will span the hearts of many. It is not the eclipse that will block out

Pregnancy Loss: Just a bump in the road?

Pregnancy Loss: Is it just a bump in the road of life? Or is it something more? Here's what I learned about pregnancy loss after experiencing it for the first time.

You are brave

    "You are brave," my friend said. I didn't believe her. But she told me again, "You are brave."       It's been a whole week now. And as I sit in the waiting room at my OB's office (otherwise known as the 9th circle of hell), watching swollen pregnant bellies pass in

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Forever is too far away

 How quickly time passes. I blink. It's been an hour. A week. A month. A year. When you left, time should have stood still. It didn't. Forever is too far away. Don't get me wrong. I want forever with you. But I also want today. Today and tomorrow and tomorrow's tomorrow. But I only get