The Purpose of Paizlee  (Our Borrowed Angels)

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(Note: #OurBorrowedAngels is a series I will continue on my blog through the end of October in recognition of Infant Loss Awareness. If you have experienced the loss of a child, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, infancy, or an older child, I would love to share your story. Contact me if…

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Aaliyah, my Daughter, my Motivation (Our Borrowed Angels)

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Note: #OurBorrowedAngels is a series I will continue on my blog through the end of October in recognition of Infant Loss Awareness. If you have experienced the loss of a child, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, infancy, or an older child, I would love to share your story. Contact me if…

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Jacksen–My Shooting Star (OUR Borrowed Angels)

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Note: #OurBorrowedAngels is a series I will continue on my blog through the end of October in recognition of Infant Loss Awareness. If you have experienced the loss of a child, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, infancy, or an older child, I would love to share your story. Contact me if…

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October Giveaway — Infant Loss Awareness 2017

Oct Infant Loss Giveaway 2017

  October is a time of recognition for a number of significant events and organizations, including Infant Loss Awareness, with October 15th specified as a day of remembrance. My son, Ty, would be eight years old next month if he didn’t die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome seven years ago.…

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Kendryek Norton (Our Borrowed Angels)

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Note: #OurBorrowedAngels is a series I will continue on my blog through the end of October in recognition of Infant Loss Awareness. If you have experienced the loss of a child, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, infancy, or an older child, I would love to share your story. Contact me if…

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To Give a Heart–thoughts on organ donation

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Every so often there are organ donor videos that circulate Facebook that really put me back in this place of deep reflection on my decision not to donate my son’s organs. It’s a place where I feel both regret and gratitude for my choice. After only minutes of holding my four-month-old’s body…

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“…Words Will Break Our Hearts”

My heart is hurting as I imagine the horrific events that took the life of two-year-old, Lane Graves. And I shake inside when I read the cruel comments from outsiders placing blame on the parents. The toddler and alligator incident in Orlando is just one of many heartbreaking scenarios where strangers…

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“Taumafai” — Song from Borrowed Angel

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For those of you who have read Borrowed Angel, you know there is a special song that is referenced in the beginning and the end of the book. I have a video of this song to share with you. But first, from the final chapter of Borrowed Angel: “On Dan’s…

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