Where This Blog is Headed

Where This Blog is Headed

Dearest friends, family and fearless readers,

Letters to Jonah is going to be changing a bit. I am still going to write letters to Jonah, of course, because that’s what this blog was started for, and that’s what still heals me the most <3

However, I’m also going to start writing more about…well, life. Right now, life is weird and different and not what it was supposed to be. I’m getting swept around and around in a whirlpool, trying to find my “new normal”. Yes, this is because of losing my sweet Jonah, but not every post will have that as a focus.

No, I am not “moving on”.

My baby died. I will never move on, in the traditional sense. I will always miss and grieve my son, but my grief will continue to morph as time goes on. I seem to find new ways to mother him every day, even though he’s not here in my arms.

This blog will chronicle this crazy journey called life. It will be heavily grief-focused, because that’s what life is for me right now, but it won’t be constrained to grief and loss topics. I promise to keep it as raw, emotional and open as it is now, but the topics are about to expand.

Thank you for supporting me in my writing – I hope to someday do this for a living!

If you’ve read this far, I love you. Please love me back by commenting on this post with a supportive message. I thrive on them 😍

If you REALLY love me and want to walk this crazy road with me, please throw your email into the sidebar to subscribe —->


Hi! I'm Joli, mom to my precious Jonah. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Please feel free to reach out to me at any time <3


  • Christine.
    March 31, 2017 10:05 pm

    You are a fantastic writer. Thank you for sharing your soul.

  • Jessica
    March 31, 2017 10:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing your writing with the world! Sending you guys love and hugs!

  • Mel
    March 31, 2017 10:32 pm

    Love you big time, and am happy to read whatever you feel like writing whenever you feel like writing it–this is your space. Hugs!

  • Kathleen
    March 31, 2017 10:45 pm

    Happy to be part of the journey!

  • Stephanie Thompson
    April 1, 2017 1:24 am

    Wow it is so amazing to me that you write these posts and pour your heart out. I can feel your struggle and emotion so much that it often brings me to tears. Really wonderful but heartbreaking too. You are a wonderful mother and your son is so lucky to have so much love from you. Your writing journey will morph along the path that is your life. ♡

  • Naomi
    April 1, 2017 3:39 am

    I love reading you! I followed you from the first post and have been captivated from the start. I love how you share so brilliantly, wisely and beautifully your grief journey. Both our babies are gone because of Hydrops. Much love to you xx

  • Kayla
    April 1, 2017 4:18 am

    Love your writing Joli! Keep it up 🙂

  • Anna
    April 1, 2017 6:00 am

    Love ya Joli and your writings in whatever form they take! They always help me (and my mom!) and I trust they will continue to do so thanks to your authenticity and talent 🙂 subscribed long ago and wont be changing that! Jonah and grief are part of life so why shouldnt the blog expand to other topics of life. Lots of love!

  • Danielle Killian
    April 2, 2017 8:28 pm

    I love reading your posts, we lost our sons only a few days apart. I love that you often write what I am feeling. I will continue to go on this journey with you

  • Becky
    April 3, 2017 12:56 pm

    Commenting, but you know I’m never far away…

  • Jesse
    October 22, 2017 4:03 am

    Even as I cry every time I read your letters, I also rejoice at a mother’s love that is so powerful that it transcends earthly boundaries! Your writing is very compelling. Jonah and any future children are very lucky to have you as their mother.

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