About Us

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Hello- My name is Danyelle and my husband’s name is Eric. We met in college and dated on and off as we each attended graduate school and found our ‘place’ in the world. We were married on May 18, 2013 in a beautiful, intimate beach side wedding with our closest family and friends present. Shortly after we purchased a beautiful 100 year old home with ‘charm’ galore… Life was so good. On May 29, 2014 we found out we were pregnant. On June 23, at our first doctor appointment, we found out we were having twins. From the moment we found out we were ecstatic- how lucky we were!! We felt as though we were a part of an elite group of people privileged enough to be the parents of twins. On August 14 we found out our twins were 2 beautiful little girls. Life could not have been more perfect. Eric became adorably over protective through out the pregnancy, and was already spoiling his little girls the way any first time dad would be- anything I showed him- hair bows, sparkly shoes, pink owl and elephant blankets- he put in the cart and purchased. I loved being pregnant- I loved watching my belly grow bigger by the day and had finally broke and went maternity clothes shopping. We were making daily short videos of the pregnancy to compile to eventually show the girls. Life was just perfect. We were at the highest of highs. It truly was, though, just too good to be true…

On September 15th, 2014 my water broke prematurely at only 20 weeks along. By the time we reached the hospital my sweet, sweet ‘baby A’ had lost her heartbeat. We were informed that neither of our precious girls would be able to survive… 6 hours after my worst nightmare began, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Rylie Nicole who was stillborn. 5 minutes later she was followed by my precious baby girl, Avary Lauren- we had the privilege of holding Avary during her first and last breaths, and for that we are so grateful. With the arrival of Rylie and Avary we became the proud parents of the most beautiful little girls. Sadly, with our proudest moment also came our greatest heartache…

And that brings us to where we are now. Identifying as parents, but having no children in the physical world… healing from the aftermath of pregnancy and labor/delivery without our sweet crying babies needing us at home…having loving and caring friends and family in our time of need, but no one who can ever really understand our heartache… This is about finding our ‘new normal’ after 2 losses we are still grappling with… finding peace with how things are now… finding ways to forever honor, remember and memorialize our daughters Avary and Rylie… and about finding ways to heal…

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