Life After Your Angel came to be after its owner, Kimberly, lost her baby girl at just three days old. Six generations of women in Kimberly’s family, and not one had never experience the death of a baby. Kimberly found herself feeling isolated, lonely, and over-burdened by her sadness. Leaving the hospital, she received three pamphlets on dealing with grief, which were the only resources she had as she battled her overwhelming sense of loss over the next several months. She read the pamphlets over and over again, wishing she could commiserate with others who understood how she felt.
Six months after the loss of her daughter, Kimberly found a support group for parents who had lost babies. Finally, she was in contact with people she could relate to and who understood her vast sense of sorrow. The group gave her support as she battled day-to-day life. However, the class ended 6 weeks later, and she was left alone again, still processing thoughts about her daughter’s death. The grieving process is not something that can be wrapped up and tucked away within a period of six short weeks.
There were moments when Kimberly thought she would never feel normal again, but 3 1⁄2 years later, she realizes there is life after loss. Her experience has taught her that it takes time to re-acclimate oneself to day-to-day living, and that life as she knew it before has passed on. Today she understands that ongoing support makes all the difference to finding a new normal.
Life After your Angel, or LAYA, is a website that was developed to be a support network for those who are grieving the loss of their little angels. Contact us today, and receive the support you need to further your personal journey toward a new normal. Please join us by sharing your experiences here, or by participating in events supporting those affected by pregnancy loss. Make sure to take advantage of our posted resources and share the word with those in need.