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Within these blogs are stories that will connect you on all levels of mother loss. Regardless of how you became motherless, someone has written their story to share and connect with you. Dig into these blogs and find the words you need to hear. Let these words speak directly into your soul. Let these words connect with you. Let these words affirm that you are not alone in your mother loss journey.

The Lessons of Flesh and Stone


Amanda Loduca | July 14, 2021

You’d think a 29-year-old woman would have outgrown her fear of the dark. For the most part I had, but . . . Read More

Preparing for THE anniversary


Mershon Niesner | June 23, 2021

It happened in New York, April 10th, nineteen years ago. Even my hand balks at the date. I had to . . . Read More

Heart-Crushing Contenders Death vs. Abandonment


Anonymous | June 16, 2021

My first major depression happened after my husband of 6 years left out of the blue. The only explanation I . . . Read More

The Obesity of Grief


Mary Ellen Collins | March 14, 2021

We are fat with loss. As I waddle through the day, grief has become my go-to food of choice. I . . . Read More

It's been two years


Chris Fishel | January 10, 2021

It’s been two years. And I’m just starting to grieve. I’ve forgotten whole parts of that first year. My husband’s family . . . Read More

When Cancer Scares


August 16, 2020

by Angela Bergmann I found a lump in my breast on January 1, 2019. Surely this isn’t serious, I thought. . . . Read More

It's Gone!!!


Cathy DiBella | August 9, 2020

After going out for dinner one evening with my husband, I had no desire to go back home to isolation. . . . Read More

A Genealogy of Strong Dysfunctional Women


March 1, 2020

by Mary Ellen Collins Dysfunction is rooted in generations. Seldom does dysfunction begin in the present but we can trace . . . Read More

'Frozen II' Hit Me Hard as a Motherless Daughter


Kirsten Clodfelter | December 22, 2019

This essay includes spoilers for Disney’s “Frozen II.” Source: NY Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/opinion/frozen-2-movie.html When I settled in next to my 7-year-old . . . Read More

Touching the Center of My Pain


October 6, 2019

by Mary Ellen Collins Scroll down this link to find the poem. Read this poem first. Then identify what moves . . . Read More

Motivation


August 4, 2019

By Marisa Saenz “How can you be so bold to help others when you have so many issues yourself?”, says . . . Read More

Where Can I Go?


Gladys Bell | May 26, 2019

I was never looking to become a pastor’s wife. That was not my chosen pathway. However, it was the pathway . . . Read More

Unmet Expectations


September 30, 2018

By: Heather Wolper Tuesday, was my 40th birthday.  I woke hopeful and excited anticipating the day ahead. My husband was . . . Read More

Remembering My Mother


May 13, 2018

By: Heather Wolper Every year as the blue expanse of May sky stretches out above my head and new life . . . Read More

Dear Strong Woman


Christine Fishel | May 6, 2018

Dear Strong Woman, I see you. You ask questions, seek answers, and attempt to fix, even as you know it . . . Read More

Not All Mothers Are A Happy Memory


Anonymous | March 18, 2018

Reflections and Book Review Honestly, I get so tired of seeing on social media, commercials, and especially in Hallmark, how . . . Read More

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely


Cathy DiBella (Guest Blogger) | February 11, 2018

Unvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely – written by Lysa TerKeurst Most of my family . . . Read More

Wholly Undone


May 21, 2017

By: Christine Fishel I’ve been reading Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into The Abundant Life. I feel like . . . Read More

Will the Pain Ever Go Away?


Mary Ellen Collins | May 10, 2017

Recently I was asked by a new motherless daughter, “Will the pain ever go away?” That is such a very . . . Read More

The Phone Call That Changed My Life


April 10, 2017

By: Julie Thompson There are certain moments in time that change our lives forever. For me, one of those moments . . . Read More

Dear Other Mother


November 2, 2016

By: Christine Fishel As my siblings and I watch the mental deterioration of our mom, we see more and more of . . . Read More

Still Lost Without You


October 26, 2016

By: Veronica McCall (Guest Blogger) I have always been a strong person and planning out almost anything is part of . . . Read More

Lost Without You


October 19, 2016

By: Veronica McCall (Guest Blogger) As a little girl, I always looked up to you and enjoyed being in your . . . Read More

Confessions of a Compulsive Motherer


Christine Fishel | June 8, 2016

Everywhere I go, I am surrounded by little kids. And it’s not that they are drawn to me, it’s that . . . Read More

Grief: The Sad-Mad


May 25, 2016

By: Christine Fishel Grief has lots of emotions. Sometimes, when we experience it, all we want is to escape into . . . Read More

Looking For Lovely


April 20, 2016

By: Julie Thompson I know they say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but when I saw the . . . Read More

I'll Never Forget


March 23, 2016

By: Julie Thompson I’ve always had a hard time remembering dates. Whether it’s dates of famous historical events or even . . . Read More

Taking Risks


February 21, 2016

By: Julie Thompson This past summer I took a risk. I did something I had thought about for years, but . . . Read More

Are You Willing to Do Anything?


January 17, 2016

By: Julie Thompson A few months ago, I joined a Women’s Bible study at my church and we did a . . . Read More

What Loss Taught Me About Life


June 24, 2015

By: Julie Thompson “Happy Birthday!” As a kid, I remember being so excited to celebrate my birthday each year. I . . . Read More