Breakthrough

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Goodmourningmama.comI had no idea what challenges lie ahead for us all. I had no idea how God would show me a portion of trauma that our youngest two had experienced, allowing me the empathy necessary to be their Mother. The adoption story below was shared in the Spring of 2014, six months prior to our…

By MamaC April 21, 2020 0

When the world stopped…

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Goodmourningmama.comMy phone rang.  It was my good friend Sarah, who is a Trauma Nurse at St. Louis University Hospital.  She was on her way to work, again.  Like most in the medical field, she has been working long hours away from her family.   In her usual cheery voice, she shared this story with me… …

By MamaC April 11, 2020 1

When nothing makes sense.

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Goodmourningmama.comWe hear “God is good” when outcomes are as we desire.   Dear friends…God is PRESENT and GOOD, EVEN when bad things happen.   Four years and forty days from this photo taken in 2010, our party of seven was tragically and unexpectedly reduced to six.   Never in my life did I imagine losing a child.  Never did…

By MamaC March 20, 2020 1

Dear Henry

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Goodmourningmama.comOne evening last week my husband and I received a text from our daughter.  Our phones simultaneously alerted us just after 9pm.  We read the words:  I’ve been in an accident.  I’m sorry.   Time rewound for a moment, as I stood motionless at the kitchen sink.  My husband promptly responded to her, “are you…

By MamaC March 9, 2020 0

Mama Grief

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Goodmourningmama.comForgot what joy was, it all but tore. Poured my soul, to the child no more. Exhausted in trying to make it right. Feels like life is always a fight. Remembering back to better days When life was not a constant haze. They say true love is never lost. Our savior, already paid the cost.…

By MamaC February 29, 2020 1

Sprouts Of Hope

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Goodmourningmama.comAre you feeling like a tree that was once standing tall, now ravaged by high winds and storms? I was desperately struggling with grief after the sudden unexpected loss of our 19 year old son.   I was raised in the church and believed I was a Christian.   There were tests of faith over…

By MamaC January 24, 2020 0

What is YOUR story?

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Goodmourningmama.com36 years ago – if you would have told me that I would survive a suicide attempt, I would have said, that’s not my story. 26 years ago – if you would have told me I’d be divorcing the man I dated for five years, after one year of marriage, I would say that’s not…

By MamaC January 1, 2020 1

Morning is not the same without “u”.

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Goodmourningmama.comSleep departed life, the same night as our son.  The crazy hours of wake lasted nearly three years.  Rest was ultimately gifted through prayer and a weighted blanket.  The blanket was the necessary pressure of a hug, as if tangible peace had covered me.   Loss brings clouds to ground level, where we arise in…

By MamaC December 26, 2019 0

Who are you missing this holiday season?

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Goodmourningmama.comAs we bring out the Christmas decorations, I see our son’s smiling face on oodles of ornaments made over the years. Each of our children hang their ornaments gifted annually. I now have the honor of placing the Hallmark train series we purchase (#24) for our son, on the tree. As I passed the new…

By MamaC December 20, 2019 0

What I don’t know

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Goodmourningmama.comI don’t know what the future holds but all I know is that there’s nothing you can’t do. I don’t know you’re planning for me. I don’t know how the next few months will unfold but I’m counting on you to give me the strength and patience I need to get through it. I don’t…

By MamaC December 10, 2019 0

Seeds of thankfulness

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Goodmourningmama.comIn the Spring of 2013, I was lying on the floor stretching, when I spied a package peeking out from under a stack of movies.  It was an unexpected supply of flower seeds.  The packing slip inside revealed our oldest son had ordered them.  I could not imagine what our 17 year old would need…

By MamaC November 28, 2019 0