On August 14, 2017, my husband and I welcomed our beautiful daughter, Elowen Carter Simpson, into the world.  On August 19, 2017, we said goodbye to her forever.

The loss of a child is one of the most unnatural occurrences in the world: it’s out of order of the natural world.  Parents die–not children.  But, when it happens, not only do we have to deal with the grief and the pain, we have to deal with everything else that becomes unnatural as time moves forward.

People.  Holidays.  Grief.  Everyday challenges.  This is the story of how I navigate the journey no parent should ever have to take.  This is the story of how I’m learning to make sense of the life I find myself surviving.