Celebrating my 100th post!

This is my 100th post.

I thought I should probably make it somewhat meaningful, possibly a celebration of how far I have come, or a glance at what I have become.

Or both.

Well, I have come from a place of despair, of darkness, of hopelessness, of fear.

I have become a fighter, a survivor,….. an advocate.
In March 2008, I gave birth to one of the most precious blessings in my life.  4 1/2 years ago I experienced both the best and worst day of my life.  At the same time this beautiful light entered my life, my own light went out.  I suffered both physical and emotional consequences I could not have even imagined.  My world stopped making sense.

Through my struggles my family remained by my side, supporting me in my therapies, medical testing, and surgeries.

Slowly, with time, support, and extensive therapy, I began to emerge, a stronger, better, LOUDER, advocating individual.  I fight for women’s choice in birthing options, access to timely and correct prenatal and postpartum care, and recognition of the very real devastating effects of physical and emotional birth trauma.

I am happy to announce that I have been able to take the next step in my life journey.  I am expecting.  A thought, a dream, that I could not entertain for months, years, because of the physical and emotional ramifications of my first delivery.  I am so very happy to be able to share this with you, my readers, with the very real hope that I am offering YOU hope.  Things can and will get better.  It is possible.

Thanks for reading,

Lauren (and baby bump)


  1. lisa simmons Said:

    Well done!

  2. Lesley Said:

    You are amazing!

    • peace4lauren Said:

      Lesley-Thanks! I appreciate the words of encouragement! -Lauren

  3. Congratulations, Lauren! 100 posts AND expecting!!! 🙂 You are so incredibly brave and an inspiration. Good-luck for this wonderful next chapter of your life. xx

    • peace4lauren Said:

      A Write Relief-Thank you so much for the support, I truly am looking forward to sharing this next chapter! -Lauren

  4. Kayleen Halpin Said:

    Lauren, You are an amazingly strong woman. What a wonderful teacher, daughter, sister, wife and Mother you have become through this difficult experience. Baby bump and Evie are so LUCKY to have you! Congrats to you and Craig!!!

    • peace4lauren Said:

      Kayleen-Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m hoping that others can draw strength from my journey. We are so excited to be adding to our family. -Lauren

  5. Sarah Cedeno Said:

    Congrats to you & your growing family 🙂 I know your parents must be so excited for you!

    • peace4lauren Said:

      Sarah, Thanks! Everyone is so excited, especially me 🙂 -Lauren

  6. Mrs. W Said:

    Congrats Lauren and family – wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy pregnancy and delivery.

    • peace4lauren Said:

      Thank You Mrs. W! Looking forward to my elective c-section as delivery method this time, thanks for sharing your story!

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