Tag Archives: loss of child

In Adelaide’s Memory

A grieving mother finds comfort and purpose in creating clothing for children lost through pregnancy

When Keira found out she was pregnant with identical twin girls, her joy doubled. There were two car seats, two cribs, two minds — Keira’s and her husband’s — coming together to figure out how to help these girls find … Continue reading

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A Prairie for Emily

A grieving father restores a prairie habitat in memory of a dead daughter

Lush prairie grasses sway in the breeze and the golden crowns of black-eyed Susans turn towards the summer sun. Emily’s Prairie runs along Salt Creek, behind the Rolling Meadows High School in the suburban town of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Once … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Birds of America” by Lorrie Moore (1998)

Lorrie Moore's stories deal artfully with illness and mortality in young children

Lorrie Moore has made an appearance on this blog before for a reason. Her simple, incisive writing and her tragically everyday characters make for some very affecting pieces on life, death and sickness. Moore’s 1998 collection of short stories is … Continue reading

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Beyond Goodbye – Coping After the Loss of a Loved One

A filmmaker and photographer offers a space for others to grieve and heal after his son's death.

In January 2011, Joshua Amos Harris Edmonds was killed in a road traffic accident in Vietnam. He was 22 and on the trip of a lifetime traveling across South East Asia. His parents created Beyond Goodbye — a book, website, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tree of Life (2011)

Hugely ambitious, and gorgeous, film which takes on no less than the meaning of life

The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s fifth feature film, is as polarizing as it is experimental. The reclusive Malick has a reputation for creating a film entirely faithful to his original vision, sometimes to the chagrin of his producers who … Continue reading

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How to Deal with the Loss of a Child? An Interview with Sandy Puc’

The president and co-founder of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep on the healing power of photography

In 2005, photographer Sandy Puc’ co-founded the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) with Cheryl Haggard. NILMDTS administers a network of thousands of volunteer photographers around the world who conduct free hospital and hospice portrait sessions of … Continue reading

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