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Christmas without Kyra

I keep trying to focus on how Kyra’s story can help to bringabout needed changes. But, I would be lying if I didn’t say it hurts as muchtoday as it did the day I learned she was murdered.

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Happy 4th Birthday in Heaven Kyra

I LOVED Kyra’s birthday. I loved celebrating the day she was born, the day she entered our world, and honoring HER. Kyra always made me laugh, and her curiosity and excitement for what would come next made each day brighter. Kyra came into our world in a complete whirlwind. I had a complication and, within […]

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Kyra’s Irish Eyes Were Always Smiling

Kyra had the most gorgeous blue eyes. They were a soft blue. They were always dancing, and you would see her eyes light up when she was exploring something new, conquering a new challenge, or just happy to see someone. It was so amazing to watch her conquer her toddler world with excitement and amazement. […]

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Christmas in Heaven

Christmas would have been one of Kyra’s favorite holidays. You see, before she was taken, Kyra had been watching Elmo Christmas specials for months. She knew every song by heart and would sing along. We would get some odd looks in June and July when we would be in the supermarket or playground and she […]

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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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Kyra’s First Day of Preschool

  Today, should have been Kyra’s first day of preschool. Over the last few weeks, I have seen pictures of my friends’ children on their first day. These parents are celebrating milestones with their children – how old they are, what grade they are in, what they want to be when they grow up. And, […]

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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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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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