We are the Lowe family. Two of us are living on Earth and two of us are living in Heaven.
Our story begins during our senior year in high school. We started dating in 2005. We got engaged in 2013. We married in 2014. We bought our first home together in 2015 and at that time we decided we were ready to start a family. We were blessed quickly when I found out I was pregnant in the fall of 2015. We were scared and excited. We were going to announce this pregnancy at Thanksgiving but a few days before it sadly ended when I had a miscarriage. I was devastated. I took it harder than I thought. I had only known I was pregnant for about a month but we really wanted that baby. I found support through a few friends during this time and we decided we would let my body rest and try again.
To our surprise we were blessed quickly once again!! I found out I was pregnant in March 2016 and this time things progressed perfectly. Our sweet 7 pound baby girl, Leah Marie, was born on October 29, 2016 at 4:23 a.m. We were in love. We had 7 months with our girl. We had long nights, early mornings, holidays, smiles, monthly photo shoots, giggles, bath time, play time, perfect monthly check ups, and walks in the stroller with our girl. Life was great!
On May 26, 2017 all of that came to an end when I received the worst phone call I will probably ever receive. Leah wasn’t breathing and I needed to come quickly. What do you mean? I just saw her smiling face three hours before and she was fine. I called Erick on the way and he met me at the sitter’s. We were then all rushed off to the ER. It was too late. Leah had already entered into heaven’s gates. Her was life taken too soon due to SIDS. We were shocked. We were devastated. We were numb. How could this happen? Leah was healthy. Leah was perfect. Leah was happy. Why did this happen to her? Why did this happen to us? We are good people. We are good parents. We would have given her the world.
Our only choice now is to continue living, being the best people we can be, serving others, and continuing to honor our girl.
She has forever changed our lives for the better. She has taught us that each and every life is a miracle and a blessing. She has taught us what is truly important during our time on this Earth. I don’t know how we have made it all these days and months without her but with the grace of God and support of others we have.
We have found peace and joy through receiving comfort gifts and serving others. We want to continue to do this and so Leah’s Love has been created! Our wish is to bring comfort and give support to families who are experiencing one of life’s hardest losses.