A Mother’s Day Tragedy and a Birth-Death Day Celebration

Annah Elizabeth Family, Gavin, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Parenting Leave a Comment

Dear Neighbor, Twenty-eight years ago, a miracle happened when a child was born. When you think about everything that must occur prior to any birth, the precise nature of so many scientific details, every delivery is miraculous. When I began writing this post, I realized that twenty-eight years ago, at the exact same hour, I was timing and logging contractions …

I Remember

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Parenting 2 Comments

Dear  Journeyer, Today is a special day on so, so many levels! Most of you know it simply as Mother’s Day. But for some of us, it is so much more… …a more that is equally complicated, courageous, saddening, maddening, underwhelming and overwhelming… Though I’m not surprised, I hadn’t expected the outpouring of sharing that began after The Grief Toolbox …

What Kind of Mother Has No Child?

Annah Elizabeth Child Loss, Grief, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Parenting, The Five Facets of Healing ™ 6 Comments

Two of my cards are in the mail, the third is filled out and waiting for Warren to read. Radio stations are running contests while television commercials are packed with everything from flowers to chocolate to fine jewelry. Everyone wants us to remember our mothers, to pay tribute to women everywhere, females who know what that classroom is all about… …

Healing and the Two Sides of Spirituality

Annah Elizabeth Uncategorized 2 Comments

One of the key elements in The Five Facets Philosophyis the spiritual facet. I chose the term spiritual over religiousbecause each of us is born with a spiritual essence. Though organized religion attaches itself to spirituality, our spirit is not linked inherently to organized doctrine. Our spirit is our very essence; at its core it includes things like our compassion, …

Angels, Friends, and The Fool

Annah Elizabeth 4 Comments

Happy Sunday (now Monday), Journeyer! It’s been an equally delightful and dreary week. The frigid temps forced me to break out my coat of all winter coats, a knee-length down parka, and my furry hat. You know it’s cold when I break out a hat. Brrrr… I especially miss sunshine this time of year… We arrived home one evening early …

Family, Fun, and Holiday Festivities

Annah Elizabeth Leave a Comment

Beauty and Fave made it home safely… School’s out for a glorious SIXTEEN DAYS! Our home has been filled with laughter, love, and liveliness… Rousing games of the silliest sort of Mario fun… and, of course, an occasional serious discussion or two… signs of continued growth and healing for all of us… The stockings are hung… The shopping is done… …