Bereavement

A Season of Gratitude

A Season of Gratitude

By Guest Blogger Lauren Bowen As I stand at the edge of this mountainside I remember back to that crisp fall day in 2007 when I tearfully said “YES!” to the man on one knee. The man who would become my husband, the father of my child. The one who I would spend forever...
The Moment I Exhaled

The Moment I Exhaled

By Rachel Hoeing This time of the year is always difficult for me. In August, seven years ago, I lost my mom to ovarian cancer. Three months later, my dad died in his sleep from a blockage in his heart. The year 2011 was a tornado of events as well as a tropical storm...
Parenting After Loss

Parenting After Loss

By Laura Simon This is perhaps not the best day for me to write a blog post. In fact, the safest thing for me to do is to hunker down in my bathroom and avoid contact with the outside world. Today is the eighth anniversary of my dad’s death. I’ve noticed that, whether...
On Loss and Living

On Loss and Living

By Guest Blogger Tracy Mohr Mrs. T’s note to my Aunt Barbara arrived in our mailbox this summer, addressed in shaky handwriting on a bright teal envelope. I anticipated the “I’ve missed you” on the front of the card, but wasn’t expecting the note inside. It hit hard....
What Not To Do

What Not To Do

By Rachel Hoeing Last week I read yet another blog about “What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One.” I have come across numerous blogs like this that give advice on what not to say to an orphan, a widow, a mom who lost a child, etc. All are...
Our Story of Love and Loss

Our Story of Love and Loss

By Guest Blogger Cherie Brewer I met the love of my life on September 15, 2000. I was at my dad’s high school for their homecoming football game. My cousin’s wife had begged me to change my work schedule and come to the game, so I did. While at the game, this tall...
How To Help A Friend Who Has Suffered A Loss

How To Help A Friend Who Has Suffered A Loss

The most difficult part of giving support to a friend who has suffered a loss is that everyone grieves differently. Some people want to be alone, others want to be with friends, some cry all day long, and others don’t cry until a full year after the incident. The best...
A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence

Written by the Moms on Main team Today we were supposed to upload a light-hearted blog written by Rachel, but it just did not seem right. Nor does it seem acceptable to run a blog written by anyone else today. For those of you who have not heard, Rachel is saying her...
And the World Keeps Turning

And the World Keeps Turning

By Rachel Hoeing Over the summer I took an unexpected leave of absence from Triad Moms on Main. Hopefully most of you did not even notice, and that is because of the incredible women on my team who kept the site going strong. I do not know what I would have done...