November 26, 2016

Stories never live alone;
They are the branches of a family
that we have to trace back, and forward.

-Roberto Calasso

November 17, 2016

A few months after he died, I decided to have his portrait done. I confided in someone about my plans, a way to keep him close.

How will they finish him? they asked.

/things to never say to a bereaved parent

October 15, 2016

October 14, 2016

October 10, 2016

international wave of light.

On October 15th, now called Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, at 7:00 pm in all time zones, families around the world will light candles (and leave the candle burning for at least an hour) in memory all of the precious babies who have been lost during pregnancy or in infancy.

Too many families grieve in silence, sometimes never coming to terms with their loss.

If you or someone you know has suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss due to SIDS/SUID, prematurity or other cause, we hope you will join us in this national tribute to create awareness of these tragic infant deaths and provide support to those that are suffering.

/october 15 in canada

October 9, 2016

"When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, 
they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn't a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes."

-President Ronald Reagan (1988) who designated the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October 8, 2016

An update on Juniper French, a tiny baby, born at 23 Weeks and 6 days -- roughly halfway to full term. And a whole universe of medical and moral questions.

/Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon

/Respire, bébé, respire ! Prématurités et naissances difficiles