The Reason

This blog was started as a way for me to record our, my daughter Luisa and our family's, journey with Amniotic Band Syndrome that presented itself on the head of our sweet daughter. And has turned into a journey of dealing with a fatal prognosis, and the very premature death of our sweet baby. My great hope is that we might be able to help at least someone, if not more, by sharing this experience.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1st

Today is April 1st. A big day for pranksters and jokesters, but not a day of pranks and jokes for me. This marks 3 months since the premature birth of Luisa. I am sad. Not in the depths of despair sad, but just a touch of melancholy, I guess. I bought some white shasta daisies to commemorate the day. They look pretty on my table, and do lift my spirits a bit. Its days like these that I really, really wish we lived in Utah so that I could go visit Luisa's grave. I would love to be there right now to put some fresh flowers on her beautiful plot of land. Anyone in the Salt Lake area feel like doing that small service for this melancholy Mommy :)? Luckily, we will be there in about 3 weeks. I can hardly wait. But, I guess for today I will let myself be melancholy and enjoy the Shasta daisies and maybe I can think of something else to do to lift my spirits. Right now, I am drawing a blank. Suggestions? Anyone?


  1. HUGS to you on this 3 month anniversary. Not sure what to suggest, but hope tomorrow will seem brighter somehow. Glad to hear you get to visit your sweet girl's grave in a few weeks!

  2. I sure love and admire you!
    Just a thought... Maybe you could visit the cemetery that is around the corner and leave some flowers for someone else.

  3. Thank you both. Amy, that is a great thought. I like it.

  4. Sending loving thoughts. How wonderful you will get to visit her grave soon and then you can leave her flowers there! doing an act of kindness always lifts my spirits.

  5. Sending you a big hug and good vibes. Every milestone will get a little easier, I promise!