4 Most Meaningful Condolences

The topic of death makes most people uneasy. When it is the death of a child, even more so. It’s no surprise that knowing what to say in those moments is rare. We all tend to go with the standard, “I’m so sorry for your loss”. It’s just what you say. This is a topic I wish I knew nothing about. … Read More

Cameron’s First Balloon is Found

The first balloon has been found! On January 6th, exactly 1-week after the balloon launch, we got our first email. If you’ve read the story of Cameron’s Memorial, you know we launched balloons with a message attached. We asked anyone that found a balloon to email us, letting us know where they found it. That Cameron had touched one more life. This … Read More

Cameron’s Memorial Balloon Launch

No one can begin to imagine the loss of a child. Until you are standing right in the middle of it, experiencing it, trying to wrap your brain around what the doctors have just said. Searching for any amount of hope you can cling to. Only then do you begin to understand what it means and how it impacts your … Read More

Parenting After the Loss of a Child

I’ve had so many bereaved parents tell me it was their other children that helped them through. Gave them a reason to get out of bed every day. Helped them move forward and live again. I get it. My girls are the only reason I get out of bed. Though at this stage, I feel as if I’m just existing. Going through … Read More

Our “New” Normal

I hate our new normal. HATE it! I’m told that will never change. Right now I believe them. Don’t get me wrong, none of this changes my love for my husband and the girls. It also doesn’t mean that I won’t continue putting one foot in front of the other and living. The first couple of days were the worst. … Read More

Cameron’s Secret Voice Recordings

Tonight as Melia was playing with Cameron’s 3DS it hit me, Cameron had voice recordings on it! He made a big deal out of recording a special song. It was a secret. He didn’t want us to hear it until it was done. One night he played it for me, which was the only reason I knew it was on there. David had … Read More

Overwhelming Thank You

When I wrote the blog post telling our story of losing Cameron, it was cathartic. Taking the video that plays in my mind over and over again and putting it into words (minus some details). It felt good, though I’m completely numb and not sure my emotions have caught up to reality. As people started reading it, I was flooded … Read More

Losing a Child – Our Story

My son went to bed a normal boy. Excited that Santa was on his way. Hopeful that in the morning, he would find everything he wanted under the tree. He would have! I never would have guessed that 2 hours later, when he woke up sick, it would be the start of my worst nightmare. Every waking moment I replay … Read More