The Unimaginable

Every now and then I find a song that touches my heart and soul so deeply that I cannot stop listening to it. Even less often I find a story or a soundtrack, in this case both, that has the same effect on me. This is...more

On Feminism at 41

It started with watching American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson. The main focus was clearly meant to be on OJ’s innocence or lack there of, as well as racism and police misconduct ....more

Remembering Molly (8 years) ~ Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Happy 8th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Eight years later, time goes by fast Got my memories and they will last I try to keep it simple ‘cuz I hate goodbyes I try to keep it simple by telling myself that I, I will remember you and all of the things that we’ve gone through There is so much I can say, but words get in the way so We’re not together, I will remember you I will remember you We’re a picture in my mind And when I wanna find you, I just close my eyes You’ll never be that far from me so don’t say goodbye ‘cuz You’ll never be that far from me, I’m telling myself that I, I will remember you and all of the things that we’ve gone through There is so much I can say, but words get in the way so We’re not together, I will remember you. ~ Ryan Cabrera I listened to that song, “I Will Remember You,” by Ryan Cabrera so many times the year you were born and died ....more

Nine Years in Nine Words

Nine years ago today, on April 10, 2007, I began blogging. On past...more

All Clear

My surgery on Monday went well/as planned. During my recovery I have felt sore and tired, as expected. I have slept a lot and followed other recommendations from my doctor, including wearing a supportive sports bra, using a pillow to cushion my breast, and early on I used an ice pack and took medication for pain relief ....more

Everyone Has a Story

Photo credit: Brandi Lee (www.baleeimages.com) On Saturday I got to hear twelve stories that I hadn’t known before. Each story was unique and from the perspective of a mother, a child, or both. Photo credit: Brandi Lee (www.baleeimages.com) And I got to share some of my story ....more

Ready

At 41, I am getting better with acceptance. Much of the time I am able to appreciate things and people for what and who they are, as opposed to my expectations for them. Today is the first rehearsal with my fellow Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) 2016 Chicago cast ....more

Surgery On Monday

I got the call for my breast surgery (lumpectomy/wide excision) on Monday. It is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and we need to be there at 5:30 a.m. Excited that I won’t have to wait too long, with fasting after midnight. And being that Bob and I usually get up at 5:00 a.m. to workout anyway, rising early will be no biggie ....more

Leap Day #11

Today is my eleventh Leap Day, which happens to be my lucky number. On my tenth, in 2012, I took a Leap of Faith, I changed the name of my blog, from Four of a Kind to Bereaved and Blessed, and moved it from Blogger to Self-Hosted WordPress, with this/my own URL. We had lived in our new home for seven months, Sean was 8 and Abby was 2 ....more

Asymmetry

There’s nothing like a health scare to get you thinking about and looking at life, especially your own body, differently. That was certainly my experience during the five years we struggled with secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and infant death. I often found myself questioning our circumstances ....more
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