Reflections

Reflections are a series of short essays written by parents who have lost a baby. These essays express the thoughts, struggles, and insights experienced by parents as they grieve. It is our hope that you will feel validated and encouraged as you read them. However, please note that the content within each essay is the personal perspective of each parent. Grief and loss is very unique from person-to-person. 

Check back soon for more essays from other bereaved parents.

 

Collection of Grief After Loss Reflections: 

He's My Son
By Daphne Petry

I Finally Did It
By Daphne Petry

It's Time To Move On
By Becky Wilder 

On Mother's Day Let Me Be A Mother
By Becky Wilder

Life Goes On
By Tracey Holyfield

What am I Grieving Anyway?
By Tracey Holyfield

Casting Your Pearls before Swine
By Tracey Holyfield

Ringing in the New Year
By Tracey Holyfield

 

Collection of Subsequent Pregnancy Reflections:

Baby Preparations
By Daphne Petry

Do What You Can Do
By Daphne Petry

Those Double Lines Mean Something
By Katherine Hill-Oppel