{Still Standing} 7 Months

On the first Tuesday of each month, I link up with The Journey at Still Standing Magazine to discuss where I am on my journey towards motherhood after a devastating miscarriage in February.  I hesitated to post today because I didn't want September's posts to start on anything less than a positive note.  But here I am because I committed to sharing my story & it was the best decision I made.  It started a discussion that helped heal me & maybe helped heal others.  There is no stopping now.  

Last weekend marked two major things: the unofficial end of summer & the due date of our baby.  We had the choice to celebrate the life we have or mourn the life we thought we would have before my first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.  In the end, we chose a celebration.

The weekend was filled with a few of our very favorite things.  My husband, our sweet pup & I headed to the beach.  Our days included beautiful sunshine, lovely beaches, belly laughs, delicious food, good drinks & even better company.  In the midst of our celebration, our baby's due date passed on a day of sun mixed with clouds.  It added just a bit of sadness to our weekend, like the rain the sunshine needs to make a glorious rainbow.  Our rainbow is bright & vivid & strong; it's a true representation of our life.  

Farewell, Summer & Welcome, Autumn.  May you bring a huge blessing of a rainbow baby into our life!   

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Other brave women are discussing the very same thing on their blogs today & linking with The Journey at Still Standing Magazine.  Please show a little support & love for the others sharing where they stand in their grief journey or motherhood journey: 


  1. I truly appreciate your honesty on this.

  2. I am glad you are documenting this. My heart hurts for your loss, but I'm glad you are celebrating a life and remembering. Sending hugs your way! xo

  3. You're helping others by writing about this. I went over to Lily's Amazing Grace and read her post. I am reminded of the SIDS child in our family a few years back. His death actually brought our family closer. But what a loss to the mother and I will forward her some of these links in hope she finds inspiration to get through it. . .

    1. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Still Standing is an amazing resource that has helped me so much! I hope the Mom can find some comfort & peace there as well.

  4. I am sorry for your loss and glad that you were able to enjoy a celebration of life over the weekend. Hoping that your rainbow baby joins you soon.

  5. Oh Kate–I can't imagine how difficult facing this weekend must have been, and I'm so inspired by your decision to celebrate the beautiful life you've been blessed with, and to honor this painful loss.


Hi, Lovely! Your kind comments are most welcome & always appreciated. XOXO

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