The Lasting Impression of Grace

A Midwife's Perspective of Sharing the Grief of Infant Loss

Written by Amy Allred – Certified Professional Licensed Midwife http://www.blessingsofbirth.com/

As a midwife, it is so difficult to put into words what it’s like to care for a client and her family who are anticipating the birth of a child whose life will be fleeting. Being someone who can’t leave “work” at “work” and knowing that each life is a precious, irreplaceable reflection of the Creator, I grieve each time a client has an early pregnancy loss.

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To be chosen to attend the joyful birth of a child – an event that will forever change a family – is an

Gracie Jade’s Slideshow

Forever In Our Hearts

Today Gracie Jade would have been 3 months old. In honor of her short but precious life we wanted to share an intimate picture slideshow that until now we have only shared at her memorial service. A huge thank you to Misty Colvard of www.MistyColvardPhotography.com for capturing these precious moments that we will cherish for a life time.

Dustin & Dorothy Anne’s Wedding Video Montage

As a yearly tradition on our anniversary we watch our wedding video montage. This year we decided to make it public and post it to our website. Brings back so many great memories with such amazing friends and family. So sit back, relax and enjoy a walk with us down memory lane.

 

Question: What was your favorite memory from your wedding? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

A Friend Asked Me The Other Day…

by Dorothy Anne Dauenhauer

A friend asked me the other day, “How are you doing?” Well… I’m finding that grief comes in waves. It’s a really weird mixture of sadness and gratitude, tears and healing. We’re having a peaceful rest with our little family this week. We know people are praying not just because they say they are but because we definitely feel it. 

I know this might sound odd but I didn’t think it was going to be like this. I’ve dealt with loss before. Losing my beloved grandparents was so sad and difficult. But losing a child is a whole other challenge. I guess you can only prepare yourself so much. I find myself wishing I could hold her just one more time.

It Hasn’t Been Easy

People have been coming up to us and saying how proud and encouraged they are by our strength and how we’re handling everything. I can only say that it hasn’t been easy but Jesus has been carrying us through. He’s never left us.

Also the love and support our friends and family have shown has been incredible. We never want to take that for granted.

People Have Been Asking…

“If there is anything you need just let us know.” So a friend of ours set up a Facebook group page called Bereavement Help for Dustin & Dorothy Anne Dauenhauer. You can find it here.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with us.