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At 32 Weeks …

30 Jun , 2017  

by Kate Polley.   At 32 weeks, after what my doctors had termed a “perfect twin pregnancy”, my life took a devastating and unexpected turn. On the evening of my baby shower, I was rushed to the hospital. Although I was assured, that in all likelihood my waters had broken and everything would be fine, […]

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ACCEPTANCE by Kate Polley

28 Mar , 2017  

“Hey Jude, don’t make it bad Take a sad song and make it better Remember to let her into your heart Then you can start to make it better” From the moment that Sam died, I knew I would have another baby.  We had spent eight months pregnant with the twins, planning our life around […]

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The Infiniteness of Grief

27 Jan , 2017  

I met up with an acquaintance the other day who has tragically, recently lost her child. She has emerged out of the numb shock which usually follows, (I think somewhat mercifully), directly after the loss of a loved one and now she is in that raw, indescribably painful stage of grief which literally consumes you. […]

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Sad Christmas – A Poem

24 Nov , 2016  

It is Christmas Day, but you cannot see, Any smiling faces, around the Christmas tree. But if you look close, you’ll see something dear, A tear in the eye, for what happened this year.   It might not be happy, but for them it is true, Just like you have a loved one, so they […]

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Its not a Christmas Tree but a Yugen Tree

24 Nov , 2016  

After the loss of a child, so many days become so hard. Anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas – they are all fraught with a kaleidoscope of emotions, even more so when you have other children who you want to show the joy and happiness of these events to. You think about all of those things that you […]

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Hello, old friend, I see you’re back…

1 Nov , 2016  

Well hello, Old friend. I see you’ve shown up unannounced again. Shows how close we really are, no introduction or reminders needed. Just pop in and just as quickly be on your way. This time it was at the mall. The three of us were shopping for winter clothes for our rainbow about to turn […]