I’m expanding. In a good way.
I’ve been writing posts in my Taking Flight series about healing and moving on from the intense new pain of child loss. That’s not to say that the pain goes away or that one can “move on” from the loss. The loss changed me. It changed us, and we will not ever be the same people we once were. But I’m actually so grateful for that. The changes have been for the good and have challenged and strengthened us so very much.
But I know that not everyone is there.
For some folks just coming across this blog after losing a child, it may be hard to read about healing and moving on. I want this blog to be a place of comfort for folks who may be new to the experience of loss and looking for understanding and validation for their pain and the intense emotions they are feeling.
So I’ve decided to start something new – a new place where I can blog about everyday life since our loss and not seem like I’m doing a disservice to folks coming here feeling raw and broken. I will still share here about things related to our loss and what I’m learning in the years following. It will be five years tomorrow since our little Fiona died in utero. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed, and I often wonder what life would be like if they were here with us in this chaos.
I’m creating a link in the sidebar to the new site, so that if anyone wants to read some of the posts about healing, they can access the new site from here. But I’m going to transition the Taking Flight series over there so that it’s not so “in your face.”
So if you are interested in reading about my healing journey – from our loss and from some lifelong wounds that I’ve carried for years – you can click over to my new blog, Bless the Chaos. It is hard to heal. It feels even harder sometimes with little ones around, though they may motivate us to get out of bed and put one foot in front of the other, because we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves, too. But if we make the time for our own healing, it is so worth the effort.