Navigating grief + joy — Guest Post

I'll say yes again - Kristin's Story

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I'll say yes again - Kristin's Story

That morning was like every other morning. My 2 year old and 7 month old woke us up and we all snuggled in bed together for as long as possible before getting up for the day. We got changed, brushed our teeth and headed downstairs. We made coffee and enjoyed a slow breakfast together. But then there was a knock on the door. It was the CAS worker coming to take our baby.   I’m Kristin and I’m a foster mom. We’ve been fostering for 2 years and have cared for 5 children since our home opened. I went into...

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The Shittiest Club Around - Jason's Story

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The Shittiest Club Around - Jason's Story

Three years ago, I joined the shittiest club in the world. I thought this club would make me "better." You know, heal all the wounds I had experienced; whatever that means. I'm getting ahead of myself though - you see, three years ago we lost a child. We already had two healthy, alive children, and we weren't expecting anything different with this one either. My wife was eight days overdue with our third, and we were prepared. The kids were ready, the room and crib were prepared, the holy-shit-it's-time-hospital bag was packed and ready to go. We were ready. Until...

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The Middle - Aly's Story

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The Middle - Aly's Story

Often, we hear stories about pregnancy loss after there’s a happy ending, redemption…a rainbow baby that eases the pain after the storm. There is a definite need for people to hear these stories. They have a place, and they give a sense of hope to families who have lost their unborn babies. These are the types of stories that got me through my first miscarriage. Knowing that this is fairly common (1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage), and that there was light at the end of the tunnel was promising.

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Loosing Lyric + Finding Jesus - Kayla's Story

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Loosing Lyric + Finding Jesus - Kayla's Story

In honour of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, we are honoured to share Kayla Leskiw's story with you. Kayla is a Christ Follower, a wife, and a mother. Her and her husband, Branton, have three children Heaven-side (Lyric, Arianna & Lael), and they just welcomed their Rainbow Baby, Orlo, earlier this year. Kayla is passionate about health & wellness, and she radiates hope, joy and life.

This is her story.

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Riley & Spencer - Laney's Story

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Riley & Spencer - Laney's Story

In honour of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month, we are honoured to share Laney's story with you. Laney is a wife, preemie parent, and loss survivor. She is mom to Brynn (7), Josephine (4), and Walter (1), and her two Heaven Babies Riley & Spencer.

This is her story.

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