Topic Tuesday/Blog Prompt

  • When I went back to school after Allison's death I cried as soon as I opened my locker I seen one of her ultrasound pictures. My peers all told me not to cry as a way to try to comfort me. I cried throughout first period. I was surrounded by people that I could no longer relate to. I don't think that there is ever going to be enough time to have off for maternity leave when your child dies.

  • You are amazing Brandi!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Love you Brandi!   Thank you for sharing this.  I'm sure so many (sadly) can identify.


  • As i read your blog, the feelings came rushing back of when i returned to work after losing the boys. I had taken three weeks off, and when i returned, i was miserable. Didnt want to be home staring at walls, and didnt want to be at work. I left early on several days, went to empty offices to cry, etc. I came back to silence, and someone asking how long it was going to be before i stopped ignoring people?

    There will never be enough time in the world to grieve when you lose a child.

    Hugs and love.


  • ((Big hugs)) Thank you for sharing this. I don't think many people even realize there is a need for "this". This time you talk about here in this blog. That time when a family loses a child, yet is somehow forced to conform to "maternity" leave. Again.. you're journey with Josie is helping those around you learn that there can be a better way to help moms like you. Moms on this path none of you wish you were on. Thank you for your honesty. I'm sure there could never be enough time that would make of it any easier.

    Hugs and love,


  • Hi Brandi, thank you for sharing such a heartbreaking and important story. It's a gift to so many other people who've had similar struggles. Sending love and hugs to you and your beautiful family!