Samarella's Journal


  • I'm so sorry you're having a blah/bummed day!  I'm missing my girls a ton right now too, it just sucks!  Ugh, so annoying when people don't even acknowledge it, these walks are so important to us and our lost angels!  Thinkin of you!


  • Thanks Stacy!!! Wish you lived closer could use some more people on my side!!!

  • We're having a similar experience this year with our walk.  I feel the same way, it really hurts.

    Thinking of you!


  • That is so sad  just keep trying  xoxo Siena

  • I think we've all had struggles this year with our donations, but I completely understand your frustrations.  Have you thought of sending an email to say that if she were still here that everyone would want to get her something for her birthday and Christmas and you'd like for them to donate what they would've spent on a gift??  Just wonder if that'd help.  

    I hope that you're surprised with the wonderful support that you have both in person and monetarily come walk day!


  • Hi,

    I understand where you are coming from. My fundraising has hit a slow spot too .... and it bothers me as well. I've sent emails; I've posted on facebook, and I just finished sending out a tons of letters. The first year -- people couldn't do enough. The farther away it gets from my loss ... the harder it is for some people to commit. Heck, I can't even get anyone other than my mom, husband, niece and nephew to walk with me.

    I don't know if the people in our daily lives will ever get how we feel about events like these. You are right: we have only a handful of times that we are still able to do things for our angels ... and we want friends and family to be behind us.

    I hope that things turn around soon for your fundraising and awareness efforts.


  • I am so sorry for your loss. My baby survived but it was a hard struggle. We spent 87 days in the NICU and there were several moments when the outcome looked bad. By the grace of God he survived and is almost 2 now. I know how it feels to want to help other babies and families to keep from feeling this same pain we did. We have a march for babies team as well. I know our support this year hasn't been as big as last year. However, I don't know if you realized this or not but you actually have all year to receive donations. It doesn't have to end with your walk. I know it's discouraging. I too have placed it on facebook and a lot of people would click they liked the post but never donated a dime. It's sad. Anyway, I am so sorry for your loss and I hope and pray you will keep fighting the battle by telling the world your story. Thank you for sharing it.