My angel was born on Monday, April 9, 2007 and we had 5 weeks and 3 wonderful days together until SIDS took his life on May 17, 2007. Liam’s name means “unwavering protector and guardian,” however I didn’t know that until after he passed away. Liam is my second born son, my oldest was nearly 4 at the time of Liam’s birth and passing…Liam was born at 36 weeks, 1 day and weighed 7lbs 11.5oz and was 20 inches long…he was completely healthy, completely amazing.
On May 17, I nursed Liam and played with him until I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore due to an awful migraine I gained the night prior…I fell asleep looking into my beautiful boy’s eyes and listening to his soft baby coo’s. At 5:35am, I awoke to my worst nightmare-my son was not alive.
A huge piece of me died that day, and that’s a piece of me that can’t be revived…but my hope is to find a way to celebrate Liam’s life every day-help others, and remind parents to never take a day for granted. You never know if tomorrow will come.