Hey, friends! If you've somehow landed on this page, I pray that your heart is encouraged by this compiled list of women bloggers who speak to the silent grief of many. My hope is that you'll find encouragement, comfort, understanding and HOPE when you read these posts. My heart aches if you've found this page with personal experience dealing with child loss. I am so sorry for the loss you've experienced.
I can't tell you how immensely helpful these blogs have been in my season of grieving my miscarriage. First of all, I had NO idea how common miscarriages are among women. No idea! 1 out of 4. That's absolutely devastating. With this statistic, I know I can't be the only one who would benefit from these other bloggers posts specifically about miscarriage and loss.
Throughout my journey of grieving the loss of our child, I remember scrounging around the internet, searching for someone to relate to or share their experience. Ever since October 2016, I've been compiling a list of sites that I would love to share with you.
Top 6 Blogs-
Becky, author of Hope Unfolding and Love Unending, shares her heart so honestly on her experience with miscarriage and motherhood. This is the first blog I subscribed to when I scoured the internet for a haven to know I am not alone in this. This is a blog I follow devoutly. Would recommend to a friend. Love love love it.
Also, my beautiful friend, Kayla shared the book Hope Unfolding with me soon after my miscarriage and it brought so much hope and a sense of understanding that I was searching for.
Card Ministry to honor the Mom's who have lost babies and to honor the babies' lives, no matter how short. Krystal's testimony of her life after miscarriage is so moving and inspiring how God has used her experience to make others feel known and understood.
Hope Mommies creates a safe, Biblical community through our online forum, Hope (support) Groups, annual retreats and resources/ministry partners.
Brittany Lee Allen Blog-
Brittany shares her testimony of her three sweet babies in heaven. She models a transparency and authenticity that has been so refreshing in this community of loss mamas. Her passion for the Lord is simply contagious.
Here are some of my favorite blog posts Brittany has written:
Carly Durham shares stories about navigating the waters of infertility, adoption, and miscarriage. I have had the pleasure of knowing this phenomenally brave and encouraging woman.
Have you ever just read something and instantly thought, "Woah, I'd love to be besties with this lady!"? Her blog is honest and my heart shouts "AMEN" with every post.
Franchesca Cox is the founder and editor of Still Standing Magazine and she is also the author/illustrator of her workbook for grieving mothers called Facets of Grief.
StillMothers realized the great need for a positive resource in the babyloss community that focused on the unique needs of mothers with no living children. A place to connect, process, and seek healing with other mothers who understand the heartache of being a mother, but not being able to mother in a traditional way. Because we are all Still Mothers.
Blog Posts About Miscarriage
Glorianna Boge's Blog- Grief
Callie Clayton's Blog- No Good Thing
Pregnancy Loss Journey- Resources
Maw's Laws- Miscarriage Blog Posts
Coffee and Crumbs- Miscarriage Posts
Risen Motherhood- Suffering and Loss Resources
Desiring God- One Way to Wade Through Grief
Deeply Rooted Magazine- Immanuel
Made New By Grace- Story of Grace: Fighting for Life After Loss
Niki Shirkman's Blog- Frame of Reference- A Trial Most Unexpected
Still Standing Magazine- A Controversial Challenge- To Sit With The Pain
Kelly Needham Blog(Yes, Jimmy Needham's wife!)- The Grief of Miscarriage
Eryn Lynum's Blog- Why Having An Early Miscarriage Is Anything But Normal
Kristin Nicole (The Daily Grace Co.) Blog- Sophia's Birth Story: A Story of Hope
Goal Digger- Jenna Kutcher: What Miscarriage is Really Like- Podcast episode and blog post and her post, 10 Things to Never Say to Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage
Adriel Booker's Blog- Dear Baby: Four Years After Miscarriage- "Grief is a companion and she won’t be boxed in for safe keeping. C.S. Lewis wrote of grief comparing it to the sky—hanging over everything, touching it all"
While We're Waiting- Faith-Based Retreats for Bereaved Parents- Retreats, Support Groups and Care Packages
Please feel free to share with anyone you think may benefit from this community to know they are not alone. While these things may be difficult to read, I have found so much comfort to hear the words of these women writers, that so perfectly convey how my heart aches and feels. Before coming across these posts, I couldn't even put into words how I was feeling, but I found a haven in knowing my struggle is not in vain and that I am not alone.