The Rabbit Hole (Grief Reads)


Baby Loss:
Glow in the Woods 
Still Standing  
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope

A quick, powerful read:
Why You Didn't Fail as a Mother

Some of my favorite blogs by some of my favorite BLMs:
By the Brooke
Dear Luke
The Heart Sees Clearly  
Land of Abe
Here Comes the Sun
Life, Loss, and Little Things

For the Dads:
Jack at Random

Pregnancy after Loss:
Pregnancy after Loss Support 
My rant: The Language of Pregnancy after Loss


And to leave you with a poem:

"Heavy" by Mary Oliver
That time
I thought I could not
go any closer to grief
without dying.

I went closer,
and I did not die.
Surely God
had His hand in this,

as well as friends.
Still I was bent,
and my laughter,
as the poet said

was nowhere to be found.
Then said my friend Daniel
(brave even among lions)
"It's not the weight you carry

but how you carry it--
books, bricks, grief--
it's all in the way
you embrace it, balance it, carry it

When you cannot and would not
put it down."
So I went practicing.
Have you noticed?

Have you heard
the laughter
that comes, now and again,
out of my startled mouth?

How I linger to admire, admire
the things of this world
that are kind and maybe

also troubled--
roses in the wind,
The sea geese on the steep waves,
a love
to which there is no reply?

   

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