There is a hole that has been ripped into my heart, my womb, my core, in my entire being, that will never heal. You can’t seal that. You can’t duplicate it, can’t replace it, can’t imitate it; it’s gone. The one little person that I did everything for, made every choice and decision for, did certain things for, didn’t do certain things for, was – based on that one – has been taken from me.
— Nardyne

Your life is a box, and this grief is a box inside that box, and it’s occupying a large portion of it. And as life continues, the bigger box gets bigger and that grief, it doesn’t change in size. It’s still there, but there’s just more room in your life, other aspects of it.
— Chris

What if I would have done this? Then they would still be alive today.
— Jackie

I get up and I’m like, ‘Today I’m going to do this.’ Momo couldn’t stay here for me, but I’m doing my best to walk it out in a way that maybe a young person that I talk to or they see me smiling even if I’m crying and just keep going and maybe it’ll make a difference. Sometimes I wonder because if we didn’t make a difference in my own child’s life...
— Judy

The pain will always be, always be there. It will never go away. However, as each day passes, you will learn how to, not deal with it, but it’ll become a little easier to handle. The pain will not be as sharp as it might be right now but as each day goes along, you’ll be able to actually cope with it and be productive in society.
— Jackie

I’d like to think that I’ve become a better person, more compassionate because of her...I focus on the positive memories. That’s what keeps me going.
— Gale

Don’t ever allow what other people say or think about your pain to keep you from allowing yourself to feel it. Because the only way you’re going to get through this is to feel it and process it. It’ll get better. You’ll always miss your baby. I’ll always miss my baby, but I do have good days. Every day is not a bad day.
— Kimmie

I didn’t smile for a long time. I felt so guilty like how can I smile when my child’s not here? What is there to smile about? Why should I be happy? I just felt like I didn’t deserve to even smile, really even to live. Because as a parent you’re supposed to protect your child.
— Nardyne

It’s happened four times for me now. It’s been a long time, when I woke up in that morning going, “I have to get the kids up from school.” Oh...she’s not there. That’s only happened four times but you know what, as bad as the realization is, that one minute that she’s still there is priceless.
— Gale