by Larissa Laine
(Tucson, AZ USA)
Please feel free to visit the page I made for Lysandra in the "Theirspace" section. I feel blessed to have found this website; it helps to grieve with others.
I lost my baby girl, Lysandra, to SIDS when she was three and a half days old (November 15-19, 2008). I miss her so much. My heart literally hurts with pain. After losing my father last February, Lysandra became the family's silver lining, and now I'm just waiting for time to pass in order to find any silver lining.
This is when faith is tested and I have found who my "real" friends are, because they haven't been scared off by my pain, and are able to look into my eyes without hesitation.
I have a new sense of empathy for others now. I wonder how sensitive I've been when I was in their shoes? I look at people who are up there in years and wonder; just how much loss and suffering have they endured? Yet, they keep going, there's still hope.
Although my faith is under trial, I have found that the only true comfort for myself is to keep trusting God. Imagine how sad He is to see us suffer so much. I will always love you my Lysandra.