Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Grounded to earth
But split between two worlds
Reaching for all of her children
One arm towards the heavens
One arm here on this planet
A constant struggle
about the piece.
Christine talks about her piece, "When I was thinking about this month's topic of trees, I was at the same time contemplating all of my children. So often I feel split between worlds, between children. I have four children in heaven and two on earth. I was taking photographs of different trees and saw this one, which inspired the poem."
about the author.
Christine started this journey June 3, 2001 when her daughter, Nora Elizabeth, was stillborn at 37 weeks. She was beautiful with black hair. It was at that point she realized that she needed to grieve the three children she lost to miscarriage and was able to go back and give them names, Mackenzie, and twins Peyton and Jamie.
She has used art therapy throughout the years to move with her stages of grief. Christine enjoys experimenting with many different mediums, including photography, watercolor, scrapbooking, and charcoal. Christine currently lives in Iowa with her husband, her children Corey and Abby , her dog Ellie and her three chickens. She shares her life lessons in her blog, Contemplations from the Cornfields.