Our Little Warrior Owen

This blog is dedicated to our little sunshine angel Owen. We named him Owen because it means little warrior and we knew he would have to be with two older brothers. He was our little sunshine and his heart stopped beating unexpectedly on his 5 month birthday. We are devastated by the loss of our little guy. Hopefully, this blog will give readers a sense of what a beautiful spirit he was, how he completed our family and will help to keep his memory alive. We hope this gives light into our grieving process and can help other families that suffer a similar tragic loss.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Dear Owen,

Need I say more?

I see so much of you in her.  Your pudgy cheeks, your soft lips, your big round eyes, your flowing locks (though I think she has you beat there!).  I will forever look at her and miss you but I do realize she has helped us as a family move forward.  I wouldn't say we are healed but she has helped lessen the wound. 

She has a connection with you.  Every night when we go to turn out the lights in the nursery she reaches for your picture that is right there.  We say goodnight to you and she just lights up.  I honestly feel like I gave birth to twins 15 months apart.  She has a connection to you like twins have with each other. 

I love you both to pieces and couldn't imagine my life without either one of you.  You both have shaped my life more than you will ever know. 

We all miss you but your spirit and love lives on.

Your one and only mom

Sunday, January 12, 2014

1.5 years too long

Dear Owen,

It never gets easier. Today was soooo sooo rough. Reilly fought sleep today just like you did your last day here on earth with us.  Watch over her tonight.

You should be turning 2 in a month. I hate this. I want you here.  

I love you.  More than ever.

Your one and only mom