July 8, 2015
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July 7, 2015
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Crossing Over. Thanks for this Otto.

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Day 13- No Regrets

July 7, 2015
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The last two weeks have been hell on Earth for Ty, Kayla and myself.  Moving on without our Beautiful Light at time seems like an insurmountable task, but move on we will.   During this time we have done a lot of reflecting on the past 15 years. What we did right, what we did […]

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Day 12- No, I’m Not Strong

July 7, 2015
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I get up and do a couple of hours of therapy on Facebook and tumblr. Processing like this helps until I can get into grief counseling which won’t be for another week. My good friend who checks in on me every morning via Facebook messaging checks in. My plan is to go for a power […]

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Day 11- The New Normal

July 7, 2015
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Today, the last of the family left. My brother, his wife and my mother said their good-byes and returned to their lives.  Their support was great, but at some point we all have to go back to our lives. People have stopped just dropping by. This is a good thing. It’s time. We have to […]

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Day 10- Trying to Process All Of This

July 6, 2015
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Woke up feeling pretty good. Actually made it out of bed without crying- a first. Decided to go for a walk. Gotta get back into the routine. But, when I got downstairs, I started to work on the Tumblr I’m using to document this journey. Did Shayna send this idea to me? Shayna didn’t like to […]

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Day 9- Grief Counseling

July 6, 2015
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Now that the service is over and I have a moment to breathe, it’s time to start trying to heal. Ty and I have decided since Day 2 that we are going to need help through this. There is no way I can do this on my own and even with the amazing support system […]

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Day 9- If You Love You Will Suffer

July 6, 2015
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Yesterday was Shayna’s celebration where 500-700 people gathered to celebrate the life of an amazing girl. The more I reflect on Shayna, the more I realize how blessed I am to have had her choose me as her Daddy. I went to bed with my heart full from all the support given to me, but […]

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July 5, 2015
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Mourning is selfish. Do it anyway.

July 5, 2015
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Grieving the loss of a loved one is inevitable. If you are human, you are going to have feelings of attachment to certain people and when those people are gone, it’s going to hurt. But, my Jewish friend said something deeply profound to me the day I told him Shayna had passed. He said “Mourning […]

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Day 8- Celebrate Me Home

July 5, 2015
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Today is the day that we share our Shayna with the world for the last time. Our hearts are ripped wide open, but we have to get through this. We want those who knew a little of the story of this very special girl to come away knowing more and being nearly as amazed as […]

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Planning a Funeral for A Child

July 4, 2015
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First of all, I would suggest simply not planning a funeral for a child.  Do not make it dim and dark and morbid.  Make it childlike. Let the service reflect the character of your child.  Shayna was a partier. Shayna celebrated every day of life.  Shayna liked for people to have a good time.  We […]

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