loss

A Sacrament of Water and Lavender

Infant Loss and Grief

For six weeks, I carried our son Carter in my belly, knowing that his days were numbered. While the day we'd say ...

December 23

Grief

For anyone hurting this holiday season. May you know God's presence right where you are. Six years ago ...

Without: The Unspoken Pain of Mother’s Day

Carter Benjamin Westfall

I will never forget the first Mother’s Day after my son Carter died. Only three months had passed since we buried his ...

Filling In the Blanks

Grief and Child Loss

Carter would have turned five today. I keep saying this over in my head: five, five, five.  I'm trying to wrap my ...