This post is going to be tough for me to write. Just over a year ago two very close friends of mine lost their twin daughters within a few hours of their birth. The pain and devastation they went through afterwards was horrible. The loss of a child, especially an infant, is utterly tragic and I would never wish that kind of hurt upon anyone. Sadly, their loss is shared by many more parents around the world, including members of our own community.
About a month ago, IAM: Miss3uggie and her husband Troy lost their 5 1/2 month old daughter, Scarlette Adora, to SIDS. 2 days after getting the final autopsy report, Troy and Bug went to visit Kerri Kiple from Rendezvous Tattoo & Body Piercing in Marquette, MI where she gave him his first tattoo, a portrait of Scarlette. With the memory still fresh, Kerri was able to give Troy a small amount of closure. This is a wound that probably will never heal, and anything that will help Troy and Bug at this time in their lives is greatly appreciated. Kerri did a wonderful job capturing the joy that Scarlette was able to bring to this world in her brief time with us.
Scarlette was taken way too soon from this world, however her memory will always be kept alive by those who loved her. A group of IAM moms put together a facebook page as a memorial for Scarlette, which you can find right here.
12/20/2010 – 06/06/2011