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My Journey of Grief Attacks

  Late at night, I came across this picture on Instagram and thought it resembled how I’ve been feeling this past year. It’s been 5 1/2 years since I last held my only son, Kadan and told him how much I loved him. Every year, I have different emotions. The 1st year was complete chaos, nothing made any sense. I would just stay in bed all day and cry. To vent, I wrote a 7 page letter to my friends expressing my feelings, attended therapy and support groups to keep myself together. That 1st year, I will never forget. The 2nd year, I wasn’t in denial anymore and became bitter and angry because reality set in that I’m living here on earth without my son. I basically “let myself go” and ate everything in sight.  I was just physically and emotionally exhausted. The 3rd year, I said to myself, “How did I survive all those years?” I was adjusting to living as a “new” Katelyn. The 4th year, I had a sense of peace and found myself crying less and started listening to my gut. My best advice is to listen to your gut. I don’t push myself too much. I still find it really difficult to attend kids birthday parties and baby showers, so if I’m not in the mood, I just don’t go. Trust me, it’s okay to let yourself feel a certain way, such as bitterness or sadness at that time. Take your time, and do what you feel is best for you. But, if a mom has had a baby loss in the past, without...

Register Today for The OC Golf to Remember Tournament! And Take Advantage of the Sponsorship Opportunities!

OC Walk to Remember is hosting its first ever “OC Golf to Remember Tournament.” Please consider supporting this event either by golfing, attending the dinner, being a sponsor, or volunteering. All proceeds benefit the work and services of OC Walk to Remember. Hope to see you there!                                                 REGISTER HERE TODAY INFORMATION The 2013″Golf to Remember Tournament” benefits the work and services of OC Walk to Remember, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting to families who have lost babies through miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, pregnancy loss, or other infant loss. OC Walk to Remember supports all Orange County hospitals with a labor and delivery unit, local support groups, and some national organizations. Education and resources are provided to medical professionals throughout Orange County. SCHEDULE 11:30 – Arrive/Check-in 12:00 – Lunch/Introduction 1:00 – Tee Off Shotgun Start 5:30/6:00 (depending on play) – Dinner, Reception, Prizes and Raffle PLAYER PRICE INCLUDES  Golf, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks & Beverages, Golf Cart, Practice Balls, Bottle of Water, Closest to the Pin Contest, Longest Drive Contest, All bag handling fees, Complimentary raffle ticket. Mulligans and additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at check-in and lunch area. CONTACT  Ryan Farnsworth, Board Member of OC Walk to Remember email Ryan at rfarnsworth@ocwalktoremember.org. We are seeking sponsorships! Take advantage of this opportunity! Click here for the SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION...