Having a good day doesn't come as naturally as it use to, and some days are easier than others, but if I didn't wake up everyday and choose happiness, I may some day find myself in a very dark place, and I'm determined to never go there. One thing that makes it easier to be happy after going through the loss of Ollie: we find joy in much smaller, simpler, everyday things now.
Life is so precious and everyday is a gift. Ollie fought SO hard for his life... I can NOT take mine for granted. I'm living for both of us now.
On January 3, 2013, my 1 yr old son, Ollie, passed away. That's where my life "before Ollie" ends and my grief journey begins... My new normal, my path toward healing, my life "after Ollie". I'm a grieving mother who believes in hope. This is my story.