How Do I Help My Children with Their Grief?

How Do I Help My Children with Their Grief?

I feel so burdened for my children. Loosing these baby boys has been hard on me, but my children, too feel it. They were excited about having a new baby join our family and it was something we excitedly talked about on a daily basis. We still talk about the boys almost on a daily(…)

Every Day

Every Day

What does every day look like? It’s different. I hope it changes. I know it all won’t go away, but I want it to get a bit better. Grief is still so close to the surface. Someone can just say something kind or show they care and the tears will well up in my eyes.(…)

My New Year Theme

My New Year Theme

O come, let us sing unto the Lord : let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God. Psalm 95:1-3a Over that last few weeks I’ve been trying(…)

Happy 1st Birthday Avi

Happy 1st Birthday Avi

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year. But it also seems like eternity as well. Today as we celebrate and grieve our little boy I think of all the milestones I’ve missed. I’ve missed the first smile, the first coos, giggles, and belly laughs. I didn’t get to count the first teeth, the first(…)

Thoughts of a New Year

Thoughts of a New Year

I’m ready for a new year. This closing year of 2015 has been one of the hardest in my life. Probably the hardest to date. There is a part of me that wants to throw it away. Forget about this past year and move on to a new and hopefully better year. But is that(…)

Grief at Christmas

Grief at Christmas

I know my posts lately haven’t been the most joyful, especially as most seek to ‘enjoy the Christmas season’. But with the comments and feedback that I’ve received from those around me, I am more aware of trial and grief this year than ever before. I’m usually one to find the silver lining in all(…)

Family Christmas Letter

Family Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas from the Mintz Family, This has been a very full year for us! I hardly know where to start! We have had lots of time at home, time with extended family, a few local and out of state car trips, field trips, trips to the pool, birthdays, picnics, concerts, plays, a few trips(…)

Overwhlemed

Overwhlemed

What does it mean to be overwhelmed? To me it means to be overcome completely in mind or feeling, to be overpowered or over come, crushed. And that’s how I feel right now.

Dear Jussi

Dear Jussi

Last Friday we had a little memorial service for our precious little boy, missing from our family. We had it at home and it marked one month since he was delivered. As a family we buried him next to Avi a few weeks ago, but waited a bit for a good day to hold a(…)

Birth of Jussi Emmanuel Mintz

Birth of Jussi Emmanuel Mintz

Jussi (YU-si) (God is merciful) Emmanuel (God with us) Mintz was delivered today, at 9:29 AM, November 4th at 19 weeks gestation. He is now safe and well in the arms of Jesus. The whole family grieves the loss of this precious little one, but also find strength and provision in Christ. We would appreciate(…)

What is ‘your life’?

What is ‘your life’?

I haven’t really ever done a post like this, but this seems to be a new season in my life, in our family and for the blog too! This post is definitely a bit more philosophical than most, and I think we often don’t take time to slow down, think and contemplate or meditate. So(…)