"Some people only dream of angels; we held one in our arms."

Below you will find Austin's story in multiple parts in order to tell the full story of my pregnancy, his birth, funeral and the months following.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Spring is most definitely in the air, and while I have been away for quite some time, it doesn't mean that I am completely over everything. In fact, I fooled myself into thinking that Springtime would erase the pain and I would finally be starting anew... how many times I have been telling myself this, and yet, I still have to remember that this journey takes time.... and a change of a season is really only that.

I have been really busy the past month, which is why I haven't been posting, but I have been thinking about my own grief, the grief of all of the women that read this, and I have kept you in my thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to call in to many of the phone calls with the Anchored by Hope group; however, I am following along in my book, and it has brought me so much comfort. It is amazing how the verses selected just make such complete sense, and how very important and real it is to feel all of the many emotions that we all feel.

Anyway, Austin's tree has bloomed, and I found it very ironic that 17 blooms were to be counted as of last night; it does look so beautiful, and I am so grateful for the people that planted it because last summer I didn't realize how much it would really mean to me. Also, this week, Austin's headstone has finally arrived... ugh... that is something I have been dreading, and I didn't think it would be here that soon... nonetheless, it is, and I guess it is time that we finally put it where it belongs.

I hope all of you are doing well and are able to find some peace and most certainly, some hope this Easter weekend. As the flowers bloom and the weather gets warmer, I know the moments of sadness, grief, anxiety and loneliness won't disappear, but at least the dark, dreary, grey and cold days seem to be behind us.... and for this, I am extremely grateful.

Happy Easter....


  1. Lifting you up friend, and praying for your peace this weekend and always!
    Much love!

  2. Meredith,
    The tree is beautiful.
    I am enjoying the Bible Study, also. I think it has been a very good one and I am amazed at how the verses are just what I needed to hear at that particular moment.
    Happy Easter to you to....
    Thinking of you...

  3. I love Austin's tree, and I too have been enjoying and looking forward to this nicer weather. I have been thinking of you too. :) XOXO

  4. BIG hugs, Meredith! Always in my heart, thoughts and prayers---and always here for you if you need me :) Hannah's tree has bloomed, too. It's so bittersweet.

  5. Love the blooms on the tree!

  6. Just found your blog. I am very sorry for your loss. My 5th pregnancy resulted in a stillborn birth of our 5th son, so I can relate...at least a little!