Tag: loss


The Christmas Tablecloth

The Doornink family gathers every (close to) Christmas Eve for our celebration of love and family, and sometimes a little Jesus. We sit around the dining table and enjoy a meal of turkey, swedish sausage, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, and rolls. Although my family has been altered in some big ways over the years, this dinner remains comfortingly unchanged. Every…

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On Grief & Grieving

Strong in the Softest of Ways

I recently discovered Bella Grace Magazine, and I definitely recommend it for loss moms. It’s beautiful, positive, and community-driven. Content in the magazine is submitted by readers, so it’s a really eclectic mix of stuff. There are also prompts in it, which have been fun! Anyway, I read the term “strong in the softest of ways” in the magazine a…

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