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Jess Clark
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I'm too legit to quit.
I'm too legit to quit.

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to mothers of miscarriage
I gained membership to an awful club about a decade ago. Before I joined, I thought the membership was pretty exclusive, but now I know there are way too many of us. Statistically, 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage. That's a staggering number, and it d...

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Evan and Rees are 12
My twins would be twelve today. I live just outside eternity. My mother heart knows that my children are just out of my reach, through a veil. There, in the safety of that world, they grow and they play without any of the risks and suffering of this side. I...

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Letter to Daddy: Sixteen years
Daddy, Sixteen years today. Sixteen years since we stood around that hospital bed and waited for the beeping to stop. Sixteen years since Uncle Randy sang a hymn to see his beloved brother out. It's been sixteen years and part of me still thinks you're pull...

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Tristan goes to school (a tragic opera)
It is completely quiet in my house. For the first time in over 16 years, there is no child here in my care. I mean, there have been days, hours that they were out for a while, but this is different. Tristan went to school today. Honestly, even as I cry, I t...

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Hard days
Today was a hard day. Not a hard day, like ones I've lived before, days that I woke up in the morning and asked God for more hours with one of my children before they left us forever. Those days are horrific. Today was just hard. Today was one of those days...

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Momnesia
There are multiple safeguards that God built in to make parenting doable. For one thing, babies are adorable. Not at birth, mind you. A very select group of infants come out looking like humans, but the majority are more what my dad (RIP) often referred to ...

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Altars
Why am I not writing? It's not like I don't have anything to say. I am saying things all the time. It's rallying the brain space to put it in words - I'm not finding that space. Not writing feels like I'm missing something crucial, like I forgot how to brea...

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Exit 105, take a seat
I've got things to talk about. Tristan's birthday, moving across the country.. well, diagonally across, acclimating to Texas again, lots of things. But I won't talk about any of that today. See, what had happened was... my KC driver's license expired right ...

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it's my birthday and i'll angst if i want to
Tomorrow, I will be 36. Technically, this year will still be my mid-30s, unlike my husband, who will turn 37 in 2 weeks and definitely be in his  late 30s. 36. Guys, I can  smell 40. 40 is not old anymore. In fact, I'm starting to feel a little iffy about c...
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