Never in one million years did I think I'd ever be faced with the agony of how to celebrate my child's birthday after his death. Yet, it happened to me just as it happens to thousands of parents every year..
Ellie was a precious six-year-old girl who was killed in a tragic accident in January 2012. She was full of life, loved God, and loved people. Everywhere she went she made friends and shared her sweet personality. .. we hope to honor her memory through Ellie’s Way.
This blog is dedicated to my Maxie. Max was only 9 and a half months when he stopped breathing at daycare. At this point, we believe that Max was taken from us by SIDS. We are devastated by the loss of our most beloved baby boy. Hopefully, this blog will give readers a sense of what a beautiful spirit he was and will help to keep his memory alive.
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.
My husband, Phil, and I have two children, Philip and Natalie, who are (of course) the great loves of our lives. On February 23rd, 2012, we found out that our son, who had turned 21 the month before, died. It was sudden and unexpected....The essential question, the one that seems without the answer I’m so desperate to find, is, “How do I live in the face of death? How do I make meaning in the aftermath of the unthinkable?”