A Lifetime to Heal

Our first born - Lucille Jeanne

  • Karyn, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your precious baby girl Lucy. I actually read this post first, but wanted to comment on your earlier one. I know what you mean about sharing. That dreaded question sometimes of how many kiddos can be difficult. Many of us on the site have talked about that. I'm an angel mom too and lost our third son at 30 weeks and was 30 years old at the time. I came home from the hospital exactly as you did and disappeared to our master bedroom to take a shower. It seems like it takes forever to get the feel of hospital off. My milk came in too and resorted to ice packs on my chest over several days to stop it.

    Those moments, that time, the smells, the triggers are all there as you well know. One does their best to navigate through so many emotions and so much heartache. These little angels give us strength to do amazing things. I am so glad that she is providing that guiding light for your family. You're right in that Lucas will so want to know all about her and he'll feel that same love that you have for her in your words. Your story will inspire and give strength to so many. I have to believe that some kind of good comes from such loss. Thank you for sharing your daughter with us and I anticipate more chunks when you're ready. I'll be thinking of your family through this holiday season.



  • Thank you for sharing your sweet Lucille with us Karyn. Your words will help so many moms and dads know that they're not alone and someone understands what they're feeling. I hope Share becomes a space of support and comfort like it has for so many families. And I hope you continue to share more with us when you're ready... we're here for you!

    Just a few months ago, we launched our Wall of Remembrance to honor all babies gone too soon. Here, you can read memorials from other families who have experienced pregnancy and/or infant loss and, if you're comfortable, leave a tribute for Lucy. You can see the Wall of Remembrance here: www.marchofdimes.org/remembrance.aspx. Thank you again for sharing a piece of your heart with us <3

  • I am so sorry for the loss of baby Lucy. I lost my first daughter to Trisomy 18, back in 2007. I am fiercely protective of her memory and all of my feelings surrounding her birth and her death. While many people know about it, very few people know just how much it changed me. In fact there are few people in my life who knew me before Josie. I also find that to be one of the strangest and most common themes in loss, the world is divided into before and after, and its simply never the same.

    Thank you for sharing Lucy with us.

    Love and Hugs


  • So many hugs to you!