Hailey Marie was born with Trisomy 18 on December 1, 2009, but healed completely on January 6, 2010 when the Lord called her home.

I created this blog in honor of my daughter, Hailey Marie, who was born with Trisomy 18. On January 12, 2010, 6 days after Hailey passed away, I made the decision to start a blog.  The idea of writing a blog appealed to me because I needed a way to handle my grief. As an English major and educator, I have always enjoyed reading and writing, and I find both very therapeutic.* So I began this blog with the hopes that writing about Hailey and my grief would enable me to handle this season of my life in a healthy way.

When I decided to start a blog, I did it for myself. I had a  journal that just happened to allow anyone in the world to tap in and read. My blog is a space for me to be honest and vulnerable and share what’s on my heart – this blog is me wearing my heart on my sleeve. Recording stories of Hailey’s life helps me remember her and helps me keep her alive in my heart, and I am sure I will really appreciate it in the future years when more and more time has passed since I held Hailey in my arms. Also, I simply needed an outlet to express my sorrows so I didn’t keep them hidden in a dark place in my heart.

While my blog began for “me,” it is now for you who are reading this. I want to share Hailey’s story and my story with the world. My desire is for you to know Hailey, to know her remarkable life and story, and ultimately, for you to be impacted in some way – to be inspired, to be encouraged, to find hope, to find someone who may relate to your trials and sorrows, to find God, to be impacted for the better somehow.

I titled my blog “In His Hands” because Hailey Marie is now in His [God’s] hands in Heaven and because my husband and I have dedicated our lives to Christ; therefore, our lives are also in His hands and will come through in this blog.

This link will take you to one of the posts where I explain “Hailey’s Story” – I suggest starting there. After learning about Hailey’s story, I suggest you read this post that talks about the meaning of her life.

Here is her story on Be Not Afraid: She Was Always In His Hands

For more information on Trisomy 18, please read my posts by that name. You may also want to check out the Trisomy 18 Foundation link on my homepage.

Hailey fighting, tubes and all

Hailey shining brightly, tube free

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Megan Moore  |  March 22, 2010 at 12:47 AM

    What a sweet angel. We lost our Sam in February to Triploidy. It’s a tough road to walk, but Sam was completely worth it–I know you feel the same about Hailey. God bless you as you carry the memory of your daughter day by day.


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