glowing in the woods: july 2008

GITWaward_badge.jpg We were truly ridiculous this month, with literally dozens of back-and-forth lobbying sessions, new discoveries and cart-upending nominations. Part of the happy problem is that we're meeting many of you for the first time, digging back through your archives and finding not only gems in this month but in past months that we can't resist acknowledging here.

So we always say it's tough to choose one 'best post', but this month, your hearts and words made the task especially difficult.


This month we honour Carol at Happy Sad Mama for her post, Happy-sad. Five years past the stillbirth of her daughter Charlotte, Carol reflects on holding her own identity, blessings and ordinariness in one hand, and the vivid, almost-like-unrequited-love of babyloss in the other. I liked how Carol's writing holds a bright light further down the path, showing flashes of acceptance that give me hope.

Remember to nominate your favourites by the 14th of every month--we so deeply appreciate hearing new voices. And as always, thanks to all of you for participating!

July's glowing nominees were, in random order:

STE at So Dear and Yet So Far for High wire act 

Hisaak at Rebuilding Myself for What I wish I could tell you

Angie at Bring the Rain for A beautiful song

Carol at Happy Sad Mama for Writing

M at My Sanctuary for #135

Mrs. Spit at Mrs. Spit Spouts Off for Last kick and Fathers

Steph at Mi Isla Sola for Dear Isla

K@lakly at This Is Not What I Had Planned for The fear

Jenny at There's A New Monarchy In Town for What I know

Stephanie at Hopefully Trying for This is what it is

Becky at Life with Love and Loss for Pregnancy after loss, part one