I am the mother to a beautiful angel, Lincoln Everett. I lost him during childbirth on my birthday, December 22nd, 2015. Every day I struggle with the pain, and I fight to be happy because I know that he’d want me to. I am also the wife of Lincoln’s incredible, loving father. I’m a preschool teacher and an aunt to seven nieces and nephews. Since losing Lincoln, I’ve taken up painting and have found joy in creating works inspired by him.
I now have one living son, Jonah. A vibrant, joyful 2 year old who fills my days with light and love. Our family recently welcomed Liam into our lives. He passed away from RSV complications at 6 weeks old, on February 17th, 2020. I now have 2 beautiful boys who live in my heart instead of my arms. I never imagined this would happen to me again.
I titled this blog Missing Link because, no matter how much time passes, I will always be missing my baby Link and his brother Liam. They will also always be the missing links in our family. We may add some other pieces to our chain, but we will never quite be complete. No other piece will replace my beautiful, firstborn son or my precious third son.