Chasing Light for the Invisible Mom

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It's May and there is a highlighted day on the calendar this month that may bring along many emotions, especially for those invisible moms. Mother's Day is a short ten days away and for many this is a difficult day to navigate. How can we honour those mothers who do not have a child in their arms, the mother who holds her child only with her heart, the mother who struggles to answer "how many children do you have?" It's easy to celebrate when we have visible children. The world accepts the visible, but what about the invisible? What about those...

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Chasing Light Book Launch

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It's hard to believe that one week has already flown by since the book launch. I'm still trying to recover! It's hard to slow down the pace and replenish in this high season of motherhood when I'm constantly needed by my little people. I finally got to look at the guest list today to see who had registered and who was able to make it to the event. I was pleasantly surprised by the support I received. From family, to friends, to support group facilitators, and health care providers, the room was filled with the village of people that kept...

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

I mentioned a few months ago that I was offered the opportunity to publish my memoir. Well, after much prayer and research, I'm going for it. The publishing agreement has been signed, sealed and delivered. Usually, the publishing timeline is about three to four months, but I've asked to take this project really slow. It is a unique emotional space to be in, being pregnant and working on the story of our miscarriages. It's holding the grief and memory of my children in heaven while trying to trust that my body will carry this baby to term and have a safe...

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Publishing the Story of our Miscarriages

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After our first miscarriage, God put on my heart to share our story. I argued with Him for a long time about doing so. The more I put it off, the more the burden grew in my heart to share our story, so I began writing the details down for myself. Oddly enough, when I had finished my initial thoughts, I marked it as "Chapter 1." With it being only one month after the miscarriage, it was incredibly hard to write, but internally, I knew it would have a purpose one day. Reading the story back to myself was more difficult...

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Manuscript Consultation

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I had the amazing opportunity of having a one on one consultation with award winning author, playwright, journalist and educator, Mark Leiren-Young.  Back in September, I had the urge to write and document life as it unfolded.  Creative writing is something I haven't done since high school, but I welcomed the challenge.  Mark is this year's writer in residence for the City of Richmond and one of the programs offered during his residency was a one on one consultation.  Anyone who was interested in this opportunity could submit a manuscript with a maximum of 2,500 words to be entered in...

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