My daughter Kyra was born on June 5th, 2020. She was our first child, and we didn’t know what to expect as new parents. I always knew I didn’t want to be an overprotective mother and I was overly confident in my motherly instinct abilities and thought everything would just come so naturally. I contemplated getting an owlet for a long time but decided we didn’t need one because Kyra was perfectly healthy and so many families didn’t have them and they were just fine. I think that’s part of what has made her death so much harder, the guilt I add to my grief can just become unbearable at times. Especially now as a new mother (again) it’s so hard for me to tell what is normal parenting versus my over-protectiveness that is brought on by my anxiety that reminds me that today could be my last day with my child. It’s just so hard for me to think that I only had a couple of weeks with our sweet, sweet little girl. Kyra was a very good little baby, and we had an incredible time with her. We got to spend 7 weeks on earth with Kyra and that will just never be enough. Anytime I hear of a young child passing I literally stop breathing for a second because it’s just all too real to me, and I just know that intense pain those mothers are feeling, and it hurts me because I just can’t stand the idea of anyone else having to experience something so awful. My own story has and always will be too much for me to process which is why I won’t go into detail. Our little girl went to sleep on July 19th, 2020, and did not wake up and that was the last day we got to spend with her. I miss her so incredibly much and it’s weird because now that the intensity of the pain is gone, I still miss her the same, but I grieve differently now. I’ve accepted the fact that although she is gone, she will always be my daughter and I will always talk about her as though she is still here because to me, she very much still is. Since my daughter passed, another grieving mother & I started a nonprofit to help other grieving moms, called Our Little Angels. It truly baffles me that in such intense grief I was able to not only establish my business but succeed in it in the degree that we have. I have hosted events with hundreds of people and talk in front of them about my daughter Kyra and how we want to help grieving families and that is something I never would have imagined I’d be able to do. The motivation my daughter has given me to spread her story and spread love to others that need it the most is incredible. I promised myself that I would not let her passing make me bitter, I wanted something beautiful to come from her life story, and I wanted a reason to talk about my daughter every chance I get. I love and miss you always,
Kyra Laney Primm 6/5/20 – 7/19/20 "A million times I've needed you A million times I've cried, If love alone Could have saved you
You never would have died. In life I loved you dearly; In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a space, Where no one can ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn't go alone Part of me went with you, The day God took you home." -Unkown
Written by her mother Hayley Griess.
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