I first came to Empty Arms in January 2013, after the stillbirth of my daughter Ruby. For years I attended meetings every month, and stayed in contact with the families I met there for support and friendship. Empty Arms has been a steady undercurrent in my life since, through mourning the loss of my daughter, parenting my then 2-year old son through the grief, living through three early losses, and the amazing subsequent pregnancy and birth of my second daughter. I am now honored to be a member of the peer companion team, supporting newly bereaved families through their losses and assisting hospital staff with memory making. I also co-facilitate the monthly bereavement group with Carol, and assist with administrative work from time to time. The next big step for me is going back to school for a nursing degree, so that I can continue my work with folks through this complex and sad and beautiful process of building our families, and caring for each other along the way.