Friday, June 5, 2015


Trusting, grateful, inspired Fridays
BrenĂ© Brown in "The Gifts of Imperfection,” has inspired me to write a TGIF post each Friday: Trusting, Grateful, Inspired Fridays, to help me be more intentional about bringing joy back into my life after experiencing stillbirth.  What is your TGIF?  Happy Friday and I hope joy is part of your day.

For this week, here is my TGIF:

I am trusting that I am strong.  I am stronger than I ever thought and will continue to be so. 

I am grateful for friends who reach out to stay connected.

I am inspired by the good that other grieving mothers have done in their baby’s honor.  

As fate would have it, my daily inspiration is so relevant to my feelings today: 

You never know how strong you are

Grieving mothers are forced to be strong.  You have to pick yourself up and move forward with your life, even if you don’t want to.  I have learned that I am very strong but I wish I didn’t have to find out if I was strong or not.  I wish I could have gone through the rest of my life not knowing how strong I really was.  I wish I didn’t have to live with my loss day after day and navigate life as a bereaved mother.  Sometimes I get so mad that I have to be strong.  Strong is my only choice but I wish I could just be…normal.  

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