After the Miscarriage – Burial and Mourning

Miscarriages, or spontaneous abortion, is the loss of the pregnancy before the fetus is viable.  Miscarriages occur in around a quarter of all pregnancies.  It is an unexpected loss during a time of happiness.  The mother often forms an attachment to the unborn child early in pregnancy.  This feeling of loss may be compounded if the mother has been undergoing fertility treatment in order to … Continue reading After the Miscarriage – Burial and Mourning

Time heals old wounds – a letter to my departed daughter

Dear Ayala, Today it is the tenth anniversary of your death.  I can’t believe that 10 years have passed since you were in my life.  So much has happened that you were not part of, and at the same time, so much occurred because of you.  I still miss you and wish you were with me but time does heal old wounds. I have noticed … Continue reading Time heals old wounds – a letter to my departed daughter

To Mourn or Celebrate

In exactly one month it will be the 10th anniversary of my beautiful daughter Ayala’s death from cancer. This year I thought of opening the usual small gathering of family and close friends at the grave for a informal memorial service, to those who knew Ayala during her short life and may want to remember her on this anniversary. I feel somewhat presumptuous to assume … Continue reading To Mourn or Celebrate