September Link Roundup

autumn-leaves_400pxAutumn is upon us. My favorite time of the year.

The leaves are changing. You can keep the windows open at night for a breath of fresh air. And of course, there’s apple cider and everything pumpkin.

While I am disappointed that we won’t be able to celebrate Halloween with Emmett, I’m not entirely dreading the upcoming holidays…well, at least I’m not yet. Since we had known he would be joining us in the fall, we were hoping to do a family costume this year when we go trick-or-treating with our godson and his family. As I mentioned in this post, we’re a huge Disney family. Since Disney purchased Marvel, all of our fandoms have kindly aligned. We loved the 2014 sleeper hit Guardians of the Galaxy and had hoped to be Star-Lord, Gamora and a baby Rocket Racoon. Adorbs, right?

We’ve been doing this blog now for just about a month. First, I just want to say thank you. From the bottom of my heart, I can’t express how thankful I am that people are reading and sharing Emmett’s story.  I’ve received countless texts, emails and private messages that his story has resonated with people. Some who’ve never even shared that they had a miscarriage or loss with anyone else before. I’m grateful that my family’s experience can help others and provide some solace during a time of such despair and loneliness. I hope we can continue to go on this journey together.

In the past month, many new readers have found us — whether it’s from social media or through a friend. Each month, I’d like to highlight some of the most popular links from this blog as well as other stories that I’ve found online about miscarriage, grief, loss and healing. We’ll call this our monthly link roundup.

Missed something from the past month? Here’s a quick round-up of some of this blog’s most-read posts:

1. A Grandmother’s Story: Letting Go and Moving Forward

2. A Grandmother’s Story: In the Beginning

3. Girls Weekend

Here are some other articles and posts curated from around the web as well:

1. “I Need to Talk About My Miscarriage,” by actress Ashley Williams, posted Sept. 9, 2016, from the Human Development Project

2. “Miscarriage is the Last Thing People Want to Talk About,” by reality star Jamie Otis, posted Sept. 13, 2016 in Woman’s Day

3. “Why You Never Really Stop Grieving the Loss of a Child,” by Lexi Behrndt, posted Sept. 13, 2015 in Good Housekeeping

4. “Learning to Live Without You,” by Nathalie Himmelrich, posted Jan. 6, 2016 in Still Standing Magazine

5. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Shares Personal Story Behind “Thy Will,” posted June 20, 2016 from CMT


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