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Yours in Gratitude

When your baby dies, you feel isolated and alone. And, while I have the support of amazing people in my life, the truth is … I don’t belong. I no longer fit in. I don’t belong at play dates anymore. I don’t belong in conversations about preschool or how to draw a turkey by outlining […]

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Breakfast with Kyra

I miss Kyra every second of every day. I miss Kyra’s smile, her laugh, her voice and the way she embraced life. And, every morning, I miss our breakfasts together. Kyra was becoming a fiercely independent toddler. “I do it, Momma. I do it,” is what she would always say. In the morning, we would […]

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Do You Believe in Angels?

Kyra’s passing has been so hard to process. There are days when I simply cannot comprehend the depth of her loss…so you can imagine how difficult it has been responding to her friends who keep asking the questions, “Where is Kyra?” “Can Kyra play?” But there has been solace from her friends’ questions, too. Below […]

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A Request from Jacqueline for Kyra’s Angel Day

One year ago was the last time I saw my sweet baby, Kyra, alive – the last time I saw her sweet face, her beautiful smile, heard her say “Momma” and watched her run around in circles and giggle. I dropped her off for a forced visitation, and she was murdered on July 27, 2016. […]

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A Father’s Day Message from Kyra’s Grandpa

Being a grandfather on Father’s Day is incredibly special. Not only do you have your own children, but you have your children’s children to love and to cherish.  And for some, like me, to remember. Kyra was about two and a half when she was taken from us. This will be my first Father’s Day […]

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I Am Still a Mom

This Sunday, we celebrate Mother’s Day. This will be the first Mother’s Day where I am left to “celebrate” alone…in a world without my sweet baby girl. While Kyra was taken from us too soon, I am still a Mom – and I am still Kyra’s Mom. This weekend, please take a moment and think […]

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Remembering Baby Natalee

by Jacqueline Franchetti Today, on the eve of marking nine months of being without my sweet baby Kyra, I find myself heartbroken and troubled. Over the last few months, I have been sharing parts of my story and Kyra’s story. I have been posting about familicides in the hopes of raising awareness of these horrific […]

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