“How to explain the inner workings of a mother’s heart who just knows there is another child waiting to be born to her?”


Waiting from Generation Mindful on Vimeo.

You do not need to have lost a child to know what it is to question, to doubt yourself, or to hope against all odds for a miracle.

This is my story from the magical day I presented it live in front of hundreds in my home town of St. Louis Missouri, and on Mother’s Day no less. I hope it speaks to your heart in some small way. More than anything, I hope my story encourages you to ask whatever it is that is on your heart, to listen, and to follow — even if (especially if) it doesn’t make “sense” to your head.

What is on your heart today? Do you know what it is to wait? What questions have you been asking and what, if anything, are you hearing in return? I know it takes something to share, but I’d love to hear from you below.



I write here and on My Mommy Manual‘s Facebook page about the connection we are, reminding myself and others to look inside for instructions. I also write about the spiritual journey that is life after loss at In The Face Of Loss and Pinterest as well. If you are a fan of conscious parenting and education, please join me and others at Generation Mindful and here on Instagram where we advocate for PLAY, and helping the generations to slooooow down and to simply connect.

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“This site is a great place to be able to tell your story, hear other people’s stories, feel understood and help others.” ~ Maria Carella, Licensed Professional Counselor.

If you have a story to share, we encourage you to leave a written or audio comment below. This is the strength of community and connection… where those who have shared experiences can support each other and meet each other, understand and be understood.

Maria Carella has a private psychotherapy practice in St. Louis, Missouri. She has focused her work on helping women with the emotional challenges of Infertility, Pregnancy, Parenting, Miscarriage and Infant Loss.