Mom to Brinley Nicole

Stillborn at 37 weeks on August 18th, 2010

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


From the beginning, I was scared of the little life inside of me. I didn’t know what I would do with a baby. I didn’t feel ready yet to be a mother. Of course, I loved little kids, but babies? Babies were a different kind of commitment. They completely rely on you for their comfort of living. It took me 8 months to be ready to have this new baby in my life. I was feeling ready to take care of her for the rest of my life. I looked forward to holding her, dressing her, feeding her, and playing with her. She was going to be a new chapter in my life that I was excited to start writing. [Read more…]



Hi All,
We asked for your help in creating the ultimate healing/therapeutic playlist on facebook a few weeks ago, and here is what you came up with. Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions!

Here in Minnesota it’s cool and cloudy out, and I’m in one of those ‘lay in bed and listen to music’ moods, so I figured it was the perfect time to compile and post this list, in case there are others out there in a similar mood :)

We’ll be linking to this list on the Resources page; please leave additional suggestions in the comments below and we’ll get them added. Happy listening! -Kristin

I have included YouTube videos for almost every song today (Sept. 11th). If you have any other songs you want added please email me courtney@facesofloss.com! -Courtney

Faces Playlist:

“A Mother’s Prayer”–Celine Dion
“A Visitor From Heaven”–Twila Paris
“Across the Universe”–Rufus Wainwright
“All Good Things (Come to an End)”–Nelly Furtado
“Amazing Grace”–Various Artists (Video selected is by the Celtic Woman)
“Answer in the Sky”–Elton John
“Arms of an Angel”–Sarah McLachlan
“As Long as You Love (Scarlett Wings)”–Cindy Bullens
“Baby Blue”–Dave Matthews Band
“Baby Mine”–Various Artists (Video selected is by Bette Midler)
“Baby, now that I’ve found you”–Alison Kraus & Union Station
“Beautiful Boy”–John Lennon
“Beautiful in My Eyes”–Joshua Kaddison
“Beauty From Pain”–Superchick
“Beauty will Rise”–Steven Curtis Chapman
“Believe in Dreams”–Flyleaf
“Be Ok”–Ingrid Michaelson
“Better Than a Hallelujah”–Amy Grant
“Better in Time”–Leona Lewis
“Borrowed Angels”–Kristen Chenowith version
“Breakthrough”–Greg O’Quin
“Breath Me”–Sia
“Bright Eyes”–Art Garfunkel
“Brighter Discontent”–The Submarines
“Bring the Rain”–MercyMe
“Celebrate the Children”–Alan Pedersen
“Chasing Cars”–Snow Patrol
“Dance for the Dead”–Cloud Cult
“Dancing with the Angels”–Monk and Neagle
“Denn er hat seinen Engeln”— Mendelssohn
“Dreams Collide”–Colbie Callait
“Encourage Yourself”–Donald Lawrence and Tri-City Singers
“Faith Enough”–Jars of Clay
“Falling Slowly”–The Frames version
“Family”–Dar Williams
“Far Away”–Nickelback
“Fix you”–Coldplay
“Fly”–Celine Dion
“Fly”–Jars of Clay
“For all we Know”–Donny Hathaway
“From Where You Are”–Lifehouse
“Glory Baby”–Watermark
“God Will Take Care of You”–Plumb
“Godspeed”–The Dixie Chicks
“Goin’ Through Hell”–Rodney Atkins
“Golden Slumbers” –The Beatles
“Gone Away”–The Offspring
“Gone Too Soon”–Michael Jackson
“Goodbye Baby”–Fleetwood Mac
“Goodnight Kiss”–Dream Theater
“Hallelujah”–Jeff Buckley
“Happy Trails”–Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
“He will Carry Me” –Mark Schultz
“Hear You Me”–Jimmy Eat World
“Heaven in the Face”–Steven Curtis Chapman
“Heavenly Day”–Patty Griffen
“Held”–Natalie Grant
“Hello, Good-Bye”–Michael W. Smith
“Her Diamonds”–Rob Thomas
“Here With Me”–Dido
“Here Without You”–3 Doors Down
“His Eye is on the Sparrow”–Lauryn Hill
“Holding Onto a Dream”–Billy Ray Cyrus
“Hope Now” –Addison Road
“Hope for the Hopeless”–A Fine Frenzy
“I Will”–Alison Kraus
“I’ll Be”–Reba McEntire
“I’ll Be There” –The Escape Club
“I’ll Fly Away”–Allison Krauss
“I’ll See You Again”–WestLife
“I’ll Stand by You”–The Pretenders
“I’m Already There”–Lonestar
“I Give You to His Heart”–Alison Krauss
“I Believe”–Diamond Rio
“I’ll Hold You In Heaven”–Stacey Noll
“I Knew I Loved You”–Savage Garden
“I Told the Storm”–Greg O’Quin
“I Will Carry You”–Selah
“I Will Love You”–Fisher
“I Will Not Say Goodbye”–Danny Gokey
“I Will Not be Moved”–Natalie Grant
“I Would Die for That”–Kellie Coffey
“I Would’ve Loved You Anyway” –Faith Hill
“I Would’ve Loved You Anyway” –Trisha Yearwood
“If I Could Be Where You Are”–Enya
“If I Die Young”–The Band Perry
“If I Had Only Known”–Reba McEntire
“Into the West”–Annie Lennox
“Iris”–The GooGoo Dolls
“Jesus, Etc”–Wilco
“Jesus Loves Me”–Various Artists (Video is by Whitney Houston)
“Just For You”–Lionel Ritchie
“Kailer’s Song”–Adam Wesley
“Kings and Queens”–30 Seconds to Mars
“Last Kiss”–Pearl Jame
“Last of Days”–A Fine Frenzy
“Lean on Me”–Glee Cast
“Let it Be”–The Beatles
“Let it Rain”–Jason Michael Carroll
“Little Earthquakes”–Tori Amos
“Looking Through Your Eyes”–Leanne Rimes
“London Bombs”–Eskimo Joe
“Lucy” –Skillet
“Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)”–Billy Joel
“Mark’s Song”–Eastmountainsouth
“Memory”–The Call
“Miss You”–Avril Lavigne
“Much Afraid”–Jars of Clay
“My Name”–George Canyon
“Nobody Knows” Tony Rich Project
“Not a Day Goes By”–Lonestar
“Oh Love”–Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood
“One More Day” –Diamond Rio
“One More Day”–Rocketclub
“One Sweet Day”–Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
“Open Your Eyes”–Snow Patrol
“Ordinary Day”–Nick Lachey
“Our Hope Endures”–Natalie Grant
“Praise you in this Storm”–Casting Crowns
“Precious Child”–Karen Taylor-Good
“Say Goodnight” Beth Nielson-Chapman
“Second Chance”–Shinedown
“Show Me How”–Sterophonics
“Silent World”–Donna Lewis
“Sissy’s Song“–Alan Jackson
“Sleep”–Eric Whitacre
“Smallest Wingless”— Craig Cardiff
“Smile”–Natalie Cole
“So Are You to Me”–Eastmountainsouth
“So Hard”–Dixie Chicks
“Solider”–Ingrid Michaelson
“Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth”–Cindy Bullens
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”–Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
“Sound the Alarm”–Howie Day
“Spark”–Tori Amos
“Still”–Gerritt Hofsink
“Stolen”–Dashboard Confessional
Sweet Dreams Our Angel“–John Black
“Tears in Heaven”–Eric Clapton
“Tears of the Saints”–Leeland
“The Child is Gone”–Fiona Apple
“The Dance”–Garth Brooks
“The End Where I Begin”–The Script
“The Prayer”–Celine Dion/Andrea Bocelli
“The Wrecking Ball”–Dead Confederate
“There You Are“–Martina McBride
“There is a Reason”–Allison Krauss
“This Woman’s Work“–Maxwell or Kate Bush
“Three Little Birds”–Bob Marley
“To Where You Are”–Josh Groban
“To Make you Feel My Love”–Adele Version
“Too Good for this World”–Kevin Burdick
“View From Heaven”–Yellowcard
“Water on the Moon”–Cindy Bullens
“Welcome Home” –Michael W. Smith
“When I Get Where I’m Going”–Brad Paisley
“When I Look to the Sky”–Train
“When the Rain Comes”–Third Day
“When Your Dreaming With a Broken Heart” –John Mayer
“Who You’d be Today”–Kenny Chesney
“Winter Song”–Sarah Barielles & Ingrid Michaelson
“Wish for You”–Faith Hill
“You’ll Be There”–George Strait
“You Won’t Ever be Lonely”–Andy Griggs
“You’re Not Alone” — Meredith Andrews
“Your Hands”–JJ Heller

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