The Darkness of October Gives Way to Light

I am completely honored to share that I had the opportunity to be a guest writer for Courageous Mothers; A compassionate community for Moms. The creator, Joli, started the site after the stillbirth of her son, Jonah, as a way for people to find comfort and community. I honestly cannot think of a better way to honor your little one. Thank you, Joli, for creating a platform for each of us to share our stories and encourage one another on this journey. 

This post is one of my favorites and one that honestly just poured out of me. Sometimes I sit down to write and it takes a bit to find the words, but this was not one of those times. 

Here is a preview:


"As some of you may know, October is such a bittersweet month for us; it’s the month that we said hello and goodbye to our precious daughter Savannah in 2013. There is some sort of unspoken freedom that I usually give myself for this whole month; the freedom to feel however I’m feeling without the guilt that sometimes follows. It’s almost like I am able to justify my feelings more this month than others because it is Savannah’s. However, this year I have been unusually quiet and unable to make sense of my emotions.

This past Sunday we went to church, as we do every other weekend, and yet I had no idea that God had been planning an awakening of my heart..."


Head on over to Courageous Mothers to read the rest of the story. Then head back over here to share your thoughts!

Thank you all for allowing me to share a bit of my heart with you as we bring October to a close in the next few days. 

This photo is from Savannah's 6 month memorial. Photo credit:  Desiree Angelle Photography

This photo is from Savannah's 6 month memorial.
Photo credit: Desiree Angelle Photography