I think that most of you...

that are following the WWBD Memorial page know me enough to know that I am a very open book kind of person. I will open my heart to those that want to know the good, the bad and the ugly. This journey is one that I hope none of you have to become a par

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Grief is a very difficult thing.

It is something that you just can not explain to someone. What I do say to those that are curious is to close your eyes and imagine for just one minute losing that one person that you feel would be the most painful to you and then imagine feeling that

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Silent Grief - Child Loss Support

When our child died, the word "grief" became very real to us. We cried millions of tears, and we know that our heart will forever have an empty place reserved only for our child who is no longer living here on this earth. Society has often tried to tel

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Another holiday without my Bri...

The holidays just do not have the joy that they use to. Every year the kids have gotten Easter baskets with a few small gifts but the last couple of years I haven't even thought about shopping for them. One of the boys asked where the baskets were... I

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Today I have no words...

No words to express the pain and heartache that I feel. Today should have been a day of celebration to celebrate BriAnna's 20th birthday but instead it was a somber tearful day. Today we decided that we would go out for dinner as a family and I believ

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It has been 15 months since...

I was able to hold my Bri in my arms. I miss her laugh, her smile, her voice and her energy. She made our holidays bright and cheery. She loved celebrating and giving. She would wrap her gifts with love and would wear her smile so proudly. This year Ra

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Thanksgiving...

An act of giving thanks. The holiday's are exhausting and they don't have the same meaning as they use to. They use to be a joyous occasion, a reason to celebrate, and now they bring me to nothing more than a pile of tears. I find it difficult to be t

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There is not a day that goes by...

that I do not shed tears for the loss of my sweet Bri. I have yet been able to go through her room instead I just sit on the floor near her door and soak up the pictures, the awards, the backpack from her college classes, the empty bed, the silence....

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Through the last 13 months...

I have met so many parents who have lost a child and have heard so many horrific stories. No matter the story I say to myself, "I couldn't imagine." No matter how our child passed the bottom line is that our children are no longer with us. As parents w

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Today has been a tough day...

Last year at this very moment I was sitting on the couch watching TV with Randy laughing and enjoying life. I was exhausted from my long 12 hour shift but still had a sense of joy. At about 8:30 pm I heard both BriAnna and Brandon laughing about someth

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I have always...

had such a heavy heart when I would hear about parents who have lost their children and have always said to myself I couldn't imagine what I would do if I lost one of mine. Losing my sweet Bri has changed my life in so many ways. Our house is empty.

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When BriAnna passed away...

we made the decision to allow Life Source to use her tissue for donation. This decision was not that difficult for us because we knew that BriAnna would want to do anything that would help another...That was her nature and who she was. That is why we d

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The trip back from the Mayo was long and slippery. Accidents everywhere! The boy’s tests both checked out okay. Brandon has something that will need to be followed up with annually. The next step is genetic testing. It could take 3-6 months to find o

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Finally after 13 weeks we have received a call from the medical examiner with an answer. We were told that they were not able to find anything. I believe it will be documented as natural causes. Ultimately they believe that it was a lethal arrhythmia b

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Today is week eleven Sad that you went to heaven! We think of you each day Still have so much to say Why did you have to leave? Why do we have to grieve? Wishing you could give us a call Because the tears continue to fall We are still unable to

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