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30 Things I Learned This Year That I Never Wanted to Learn

30 Things I Learned This Year That I Never Wanted to Learn

I can’t say that I’m sad to say goodbye to 2012. OK, yes, we did get to take the girls to Disney (something we’ve wanted to do since they were born), and my husband got a much better job. But then there was that “losing your only son” thing that kind of just dominated the […]

What Happened After Christmas?

What Happened After Christmas?

Christmas is such a high. The gifts, the family, the food, the Savior – it’s the pinnacle of the year for many of us. No doubt, it was somewhat of a high for the cast of characters at the first Christmas, as well. Let’s see…angels, heavenly host singing, an immaculate conception, a birth that fulfilled […]

And a Sword Will Pierce Your Soul

And a Sword Will Pierce Your Soul

When most of us think of the Christmas story, we think of joy. The glory of Gabriel’s announcement, the miracle of the virgin birth, the fulfillment of aged prophecies and expectation. Christmas nativity scenes portray the beauty and wonder and peace of it all – even the angels proclaim to the shepherds “Peace on earth”. […]

Seeing God’s Glory in a Christmas Without a Baby

Seeing God’s Glory in a Christmas Without a Baby

It’s funny how grief works. You can be going along pretty well, moving forward and feeling relatively normal, and then, all of a sudden, WHAM! Grief hits again. I don’t know exactly what triggered it – spending time with my therapy baby, seeing other friends’ newborn adopted baby, getting news of friends’ baby’s terminal diagnosis, […]

Christmas Is All About a Baby

Christmas Is All About a Baby

The Christmas season is just so very much about a baby. You realize this when it’s your first Christmas without your baby. Yes, Christmas 2012 will be unlike any other – the first Christmas we celebrate as parents who have lost a child. And whereas each December has always been focused, in our family, on […]

So Much Emotion With Babies

So Much Emotion With Babies

I got to keep my therapy baby today. I call him that, because he’s the one that’s gotten me over the hump. The one that has moved me from being emotionally decimated every time I even saw an infant, to being able to enjoy holding one. Well, maybe not any infant, but I love to […]

See Luminosity

See Luminosity

Luminosity: n.   A measure of brightness, radiance. The quality of being enlightened or inspired.   There is something fundamental about light. Luminosity, brilliance, radiance – even the words usher forth a sense of wide-eyed awe in the face of something that captures, jolts, blinds. The right amount of light helps us see. Helps us […]

Why I Write

Why I Write

My life has changed. July 31, 2012 is the day it happened – the day my son Dominic was born. After an uneventful pregnancy and beautiful home birth, our son was diagnosed, much to our surprise, with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – a degenerative, fatal disease which affects the body’s muscular system. The Lord gave us […]

Luminosity: noun

Luminosity: noun

1.  A measure of brightness, radiance. 2. The quality of being enlightened or inspired.