Lately, I've really been trying to focus on the idea of exploring my grief, not ignoring it. I've definitely come to terms with the fact that the pain of missing Ollie will never go away, that I need to learn to live in spite of it, to build my life around it. And, like I've said before, I don't want the pain to completely go away... it is a way for me to "feel" Ollie. I came across this quote this morning on Pinterest, from someone who appears to be another Mom who's lost her child to congenital heart disease... it made me realize that I have in fact been exploring my grief since the day Ollie passed. I acknowledge it, I interpret it, and sometimes I let it lead me. And, you all have allowed me to "shout it out" right here on this page and you've helped me to shoulder the pain, as I work through my feelings and explore my grief. Your support has meant so much to us along the way. Thank you
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.