Support and Comfort

While Leah’s Love is the end result of a tragedy, it’s become a resource of help for other parents that have experienced the loss of a child.

Our mission is to collect and fill comfort boxes with items and information that will help young parents through this devastating loss.

You can help by donating online. You can also help by connecting parents who have lost a child to this website. We want to help and we want to offer comfort.

What's in a "Comfort Box"?

  • A small Bible
  • “Holding Onto Hope”
    – by Nancy Guthrie
  • “Mommy Please Don’t Cry”
    – Linda Deymaz
  • Bath bombs
  • Bubble bath
  • Candles
  • Memory picture frame
  • Small journal
  • Small angel statue
  • Small memory box
  • Kleenex
  • Forget me not flower seeds
  • Coffee mug
  • Eye mask
  • Lavender essential oils
  • Bookmark with bible verse
  • Adult coloring book with colored pencils

Our Story

Erick, Mandi, and Leah

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.

A Grandmother's Story

Sue and Leah

Our first grandchild.  Our sweet girl.  It was not our choice to live without you, so we choose to live and honor you.  We will carry you in our hearts until we are reunited in heaven. 

Devastated. shocked, numb.  These are a few words to describe how we felt after losing our Leah.   I began to search for help – counseling, a grief support group or just someway to connect to people who had gone through what we were now experiencing.  It was really difficult to find any information.  After many many calls and much searching on the internet, I did finally find some resources.

I decided at that moment, that information needed to be more readily available to families experiencing the loss of an infant.

Then Mandi received a “hope box” from an organization called “Hope Mommies“.  It was filled with comfort items – tea, bubble bath, books,  a bible, a coffee cup, a little angel and more.  It was such a blessing to her.  Although she had the support of a wonderful community and a family who loved her, I knew we couldn’t understand the depth of her loss.  This gave her a connection…..someone who understood what she was going through.  It made a difference.

In honor of our precious Leah, we want to support families in our community and make a difference.  We want to fill our lavender boxes with helpful information and resources.  We want to create a “comfort box” that will help families and give them a connection so that they will never lose hope… that they too will never feel alone.