Our Place, by Amy O’Connell

For the past 16 years, I have lived and breathed as a military spouse.  In this lifestyle, change is something you grow accustomed to and learn to accept.  Of course, acceptance of change is the ideal for someone in my position and, for the most part, going along for the ride is something you know […]

“Belief: Before and After,” by Amy McCarter

Artist Statement: I wrote both of these pieces in 2011, just a few months apart from one another. “Just Believe” (found on the left side of the screen) was written as I was bottoming out emotionally after years of grieving my son, suffering through unexpected secondary infertility, and two years on a disappointing adoption journey. […]

“Change,” by Aurora Flores

  As I was walking from my car to work this morning, I couldn’t help but notice a hummingbird hovering over a flower and the other birds singing happily. I walked by a man who nodded his head and smiled at me before continuing the gardening in his front yard. When I arrived at the entrance […]

Some Days by Katie Lindhurst

Image: Katie Lindhurst Some days are easier than others. Some days, I have it more together than others. Today is not that day. I have lost everything.  Lost my control. Seeing a little one- the little feet, the little hands, the little eyes and ears. Knowing that this little one was a miracle and so […]

“He is Gone,” by Sarah Caito

Image: Sarah Caito   So many things she longs for the sound of his voice the stomp of his feet running down the hall his giggle his cry the back and forth of bedtime the smell of his morning yawn him waking her each day she waits for him maybe he will come maybe if […]

Changes by Cassie Salvitti

  At the age of 16, I was presented with the most upsetting news a young woman who had wanted to be a mother since childhood could hear—apparently, I had a “bad uterus”, would probably need a hysterectomy, and, as a result, would never have children.  I was in shock and could not speak, but […]

Kathy Benson Reviews: Sliding Doors (Movie)

  Sliding Doors written and directed by Peter Howitt Sliding Doors, originally released in April 1998, looks at how a person’s life can change dramatically based on one moment playing out differently. The story shows what happens when the main character, Helen (played by Gwyneth Paltrow), misses a train that she is running to catch, […]

Change by Sara A. Clement

Speak to me of the nature of change. As if I don’t know what it looks like.  What it feels like. Yesterday my husband playfully teased me about a dream he had.  A dream of another baby.  A little girl who would play with our rainbow baby.  He teased me and kissed my neck under […]

“Self-Portraits After Miscarriage” by Nicole Breit

                All Images Credit: Nicole Breit Artist’s Statement On Mother’s Day 2009, I miscarried a baby that was very loved and wanted. It was my third miscarriage, and a devastating loss for me. I dealt with the loss, in part, by researching contemporary art that had been created […]

Megan Warren Reviews: This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart

  This book is part memoir, part guidebook for navigating loss and rediscovering the self. Most of all it is like sitting down for a chat with a girlfriend over coffee. Susannah Conway is a photographer and writer sharing her grief journey after the sudden and unexpected death of the man she loved. In the […]