Like I’m Gonna Lose You

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Like I'm Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor and John Legend has been on repeat at our house, and in the car. Not only is our four-year-old singing this song morning, noon and night, she has also requested the Spanish version and alternates between languages. While she is actually learning Spanish from this song, she also has her own version of Spanish. (She also has her own version of Cantonese.) The first time I heard this song was while I was pregnant and it brought me to tears. The lyrics are so powerful and this love song really rang true for where...

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My Little Princess Party Giveaway

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The most recent birthday we had in our family included singing, dancing, story time, prizes, magical wishes and a special gift for our birthday girl. Guess how much time it took me to organize it? Five minutes thanks to My Little Princess Events! Like many four year old girls, our little one grew to love princesses, fairy tales and pretend play this past year. I can't tell you how many times I've been called "Anna" these past few months and told I'm the sister, while my husband plays the role of King or Prince. Our daughter often pretends to be...

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Tales from 2015


Each night after getting our daughter to sleep and finishing up the chores, my husband and I try to unwind together, usually over a treat that we've hidden from our three year old or a glass of wine. (I miss ice wine. Six more weeks until our due date.) I made a comment to my husband how it's been a tough year, that 2016 will be our year, and then I said, "I know I've been saying that for the past two years, but maybe if I keep saying it, it will come true." We both broke out into laughter....

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A Silent Christmas

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It's common this time of year to over schedule ourselves between work events, parties with friends, and family gatherings. I absolutely love Christmas, learning about different traditions, starting new traditions as a family, the yummy food, all while celebrating our Saviour's birth. Before opening her advent gift each day, I read the story of Jesus' birth to my daughter. Since she's heard the story for one week now, I've started to ask her questions: Me: Where was Jesus born? 3yo: In a manger with the animals. (She got me there, I was going for Bethleham.) Me: What gifts did the wise...

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Happy Birthday, My Dear Baby in Heaven

I think that somehow with time it will get easier, this void, this pain in my chest, this absence on earth. Somehow I fool myself into believing that I will be OK, that these dates on the calendar will be manageable and that I will be functional. However, when I find myself alone and safe to feel what it is I need to feel, there is no fooling myself. It hurts, it aches, it wrenches. I miss the baby I will never hold, especially on this day, her birthday. I didn't have much capacity to write, but the following lines came...

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5 Ways to Navigate Through the Loss of Miscarriage

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Thirteen months ago, I experienced my first miscarriage and it has been a whirlwind of a journey since then. There was nothing that could've prepared me for the shock and heartache I lived through, that I continue to live through. Next month will mark the due date of my second miscarriage. I cannot even look at a calendar in the same way. It is now filled with dates that are forever imprinted on my heart, dates we found out we were expecting, dates of our losses and due dates, which I now call my babies birthdays. The first two weeks after our...

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In Sickness and in Health

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Last Thursday I woke to a spinning room. Even lying down and closing my eyes, I felt like I was in motion on an amusement park ride. This feeling only got worse when I sat up. Reaching back to tie up my hair made me want to fall over, and I hadn't even tried to stand yet. All the spinning and whirling made me super nauseous. I called my doctor's office and was advised to head to the hospital. My mom stayed with me at the ER until Brian arrived. I had six hours of continuous vertigo, spent an afternoon...

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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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The Road to Forty Weeks – Week 15

Week 15 pregnancy

Well, I've survived another two nauseous, low blood pressure weeks on bed rest. The anti nausea medication I was on really affected my mood, so I took myself off last week and have just started to feel better this week. I'm able to walk around the house a little, I even sat to fold some laundry! Yes, I'm celebrating small victories. While I was on that medication I couldn't even talk at times because I was so sedated. I had an ultrasound earlier this week. I've been going every two weeks for the first trimester and this was my last one...

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Depression Won Today

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Depression won today and told me I was worthless. It told me I couldn't do anything, that I am nothing and should just stop trying all together. Depression won today and robbed me of my relationships. It got in the way of me communicating with my husband and made me feel misunderstood. Depression made me a stranger to my daughter as I stared and watched her play. She barely looked my way and I had no energy to intervene and say, "I'm here." Depression won today and took away my body. I sat on the couch for hours on end...

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