Offering Hope to those that grieve
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Mission Statement: Forever My Baby You’ll Be offers comfort and hope to grieving families and couples who have lost an infant by providing information, guidance and support following such a devastating loss.

About Us:
emmaIn early October 2014, we could not have been more excited. Emma, our first child, was due to be born in a little over a month. Having received a healthy checkup just three days earlier, nothing seemed out of the ordinary on Friday, October 10th, other than Katie had not felt the normally active Emma kicking that day. Just to be safe, we went to the hospital for what we thought would be a routine ultrasound. Instead we were given the most devastating news expecting parents could ever hear ~ that our precious Emma did not have a heartbeat.

After delivering Emma we were blessed to spend a couple of days with her. Soon though, we were faced with the reality of not only grieving our enormous loss, but going home to an empty house and feeling hopeless and heartbroken. We left the hospital with empty arms and with no direction on how to begin to pick up the pieces of our shattered dreams as a family of three. In our darkest and saddest days that followed, we found solace in the advice, support and love from other families and couples who had been through a similar loss. We leaned on strangers who instantly became friends through our shared experience of grief. These new friends taught us so much about how to cope with our grief while still honoring Emma’s life, even though it was shorter than we could have ever hoped. It was through the bonds with other grieving parents that the idea of Forever My Baby You’ll Be emerged.

Our hope is that through Forever My Baby You’ll Be, we can reach out to others experiencing the loss of an infant as early as possible. We want parents to be armed with the knowledge and resources to honor their baby’s life. There are many wonderful organizations that help grieving families through this type of loss. However, in the midst of receiving such devastating news, parents are often numb and in shock. During that time, it is almost impossible for parents to research support services on their own, and hospital staff aren’t always aware of what’s available. The goal of Forever My Baby You’ll Be is to provide resources to help parents prior to and through delivery of their baby, and in the days and weeks that follow. More importantly, we want to be able to give back what we received from so many strangers during our saddest days- love, hope, and a sense that even on your loneliest days, you are never alone in your grief and loss of your baby.

With hope,

Kevin and Katie Burns



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