I am a 39 year old mother of two boys, Pierson (2 years) and Merrick (2 days) and wife to my soul mate, Paul. In November of 2016 we lost our precious son, Merrick, only two days after he was born due to a tragic birth accident. Writing is and has always been the easiest way for me to expel all the stress, anger and overwhelming emotion that life can mount on my shoulders. After Merrick passed away, I felt the strong desire to write about how I’m dealing with the every day struggles of grief. I strive to always look at the bright side of things and my journey through grief is no different.
While I realize it’s important to take this process seriously, I also know that if I don’t allow myself to balance out the sadness with an equal amount of sillyness, well…I’m not sure what would happen. But it wouldn’t be pretty and I for one don’t want to find out. No one knows how to make me laugh better than I do and I’m going to need my A game to climb this mountain. Many people suggested that I start a blog to record my journey so here I am.
To anyone out there going through a similar loss, or any loss for that matter, my heart is with you and I’m happy to chat or email back and forth if you have questions or want to know how I handled a particular situation. And to everyone who chooses to listen to my story, thank you, I am honored by your attention.