This summer, I was accepted to be a contributing writer for Still Standing Magazine. Today was the day that my very first piece ran. Honestly, I felt pretty exposed and vulnerable when I saw it in “print”. But, I’m hopeful that it will reach other parents that need to see it. My goal has always been to be honest in my grief. I never ever imagined that I’d have additional grief beyond Breelyn’s death but alas, we have. And we’re doing our best to love and honor our living and non-living children. I share my pain so that others realize that it’s ok to mourn a loss forever- you’ve lost a person. But, it’s also ok to have moments of laughter and joy. Your life has continued, and it’s ok to live it with as many smiles as you can.