August 5, 2019

You learn a lot in years of grief. What works, what doesn't. And it's not the same for everyone, but here's what I see looking back a year after my second daughter, Molly, died.

March 7, 2019

March 7th has rolled around again. With little fanfare. Sorry Dad. 

It’s not that there’s no thought, just that where do you fit even a thought in amidst regular 16 hour work days, kids, washing and whatever else people need. Life keeps trucking and unless you book a ti...

November 16, 2018

I feel like a bit of a fraud. Last blog I wrote about this real sense of joy I’d had post-Molly. This underlying happiness despite it all. Moments of weighty tears, you bet. But overall a lighter load to carry than after Nina. 

And then another baby was born. 

Any sense...

September 8, 2018

Another baby with an unbalanced chromosome translocation, another little girl incompatible with life - Molly's birth and time with us.

August 1, 2018

​​The reality of this journey is all under a week away now. And while I’ve felt a lot of peace in this pregnancy compared to last time round, the words of Meatloaf ring out and it’s all coming back to me now! And some of those memories are hard.

I don’t really feel anxi...

July 3, 2018

There’s this thing I really love. Me, myself and I, in a car with my favourite worship playlist up very loud. 

I don’t care what anyone driving past me thinks, I’m more than happy to belt out the tunes at full volume, full facial expression, full drumming on the steerin...

July 2, 2018

Death’s not something people like to talk about. It’s a subject people often avoid. They’re scared to bring it up for fear of upsetting people. Or it simply just scares them

I guess it’s a topic that comes with a lot of baggage. 

Death’s often a defining moment in life...

May 21, 2018

Life has flown in the 10 weeks since I last wrote, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. 

Good because sometimes you can have too much time to think. And bad because we literally only have 36 weeks with our baby, and the closer she gets to being bor...

March 13, 2018

We went in to the hospital this afternoon to get results from our CVS test on whether this bub will be healthy or ‘incompatible with life’, like Nina was.

February 27, 2018

This is news we’re not 100% sure how to feel about yet… we’re pregnant again (and no, it wasn’t an accident!).

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