Posts Tagged ‘hope’

Ep. 013 How to Support those who are Grieving // Rachel Gainer of Rachel Rebuilt

A podcast with specific ideas of what to say and do for those who are grieving

Many of us know friends and family members who have lost precious loved ones.  During those heartbreaking times, it’s so hard to know what to say and do to show our love and support.

What are meaningful acts of service?  Which gifts are appropriate?  Is there anything we should or shouldn’t say?

On today’s podcast, we hear from a mother who has been there and has so much wisdom to share.  Several years ago, Rachel Gainer lost her two-month-old daughter, Daphne, and was engulfed in sorrow.  She talks about her journey to “rebuilding” her sense of self after Daphne’s death, and she shares invaluable insight into what it’s like to grieve and what we can do to serve those around us who are hurting.

This is an episode that everyone should listen to–because, at some point, we will all inevitably need to support someone whom we love who is grieving.  You won’t want to miss Rachel’s ideas for specific, heartfelt gifts we can send and meaningful words we can say.  You’ll also want to hear all about her angel baby, Daphne.

Rachel Gainer on 3 in 30 podcast

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Rachel is the mother of four children and an angel baby, and she is a personal trainer and mindset coach who focuses on body positivity and life-long wellness.

You can find out more about her and her work at RachelRebuilt.com or on Instagram @rachel_rebuilt.

Show Notes

Ink Puddles by Karin (custom artwork for families):  https://www.etsy.com/shop/InkPuddlesbyKarin?ref=l2-shopheader-name

**This portrait was done for a family who lost their baby:

Family Portrait after Loss--Ink Puddles by Karin

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Ep. 006 Three Messages of Hope for the Darkest Times

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This week, my family has been through a terrible loss: the death of my son’s birthmother, Katie.  We’ve had an open adoption with her and she became part of our family over the last seven years.

We are grieving deeply, and I couldn’t go on with business as usual on the podcast; so I took a break from our usual show format to record some thoughts on how we can find hope, even in the darkest of trials.

Listen in as I share three scriptural phrases that gave me strength during my long battle with infertility and the ups and downs of the adoption process.  Whether or not you’re religious, whether or not you’ve ever adopted, I think these messages of hope will uplift you.  They are universal.

  1. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
  2. He gives unto them beauty for ashes
  3. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Hold your families close this week.  Much love.

Noah's Birth

Noah's Sixth Birthday with Katie

In Memory of Katie Rose Stratford

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Come Forth as Gold // 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms

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