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Abby Leviss
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It's important to me for you to know....
If you met me today, you'd think I was happy. Even if you heard that I'd lost a child, or found out after you friended me on Facebook, or I sat right down and told you. I'm not saying you'd like me or that knowing about what I've been through wouldn't make ...

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It wasn't about you
Dear Friend, We have not spoken in ages. I understand you were hurt by the way I acted after Max died. I retreated into myself. I did not always answer phone calls, emails or texts. When I did leave the safety of my home, I was very careful about where I we...

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Maxie's Sixth Birthday
The night before you were born, daddy and I took a class at the Pump Station in Santa Monica.  I was eight months pregnant. That night, I got up to use the restroom at around midnight and my water broke. That was the beginning of our journey with you Max. Y...

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Fifth anniversary reality check
Perhaps you imagine me, on this morning, sighing and wistfully smiling, my eyes knowingly turned upwards, as I think about my child's spirit dutifully watching over us. Perhaps you see that we have three beautiful, funny, and perfect children that bring us ...

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Heavy Questions
"How are you doing today Mo?", asked his teacher when we got to school the other morning. "Do you know if someone goes to Heaven that maybe they will come back here again...?" he asked/said. The teacher didn't quite get it all. "What?", she asked me. "I thi...

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New Resolution
Don't assume that you and I feel the same way about life: about pregnancy, birth, or death, or the emotions surrounding watching children grow up, We don't necessarily feel the same about what constitutes a tragedy or even what is worth making a big deal, b...

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Full Hands
I found this post  yesterday on another grieving mother's blog and nearly couldn't believe my eyes as I have been thinking this non-stop since Myla came home to live with us.  I am sure there are many grieving parents just like us who are thinking this same...

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You can't escape from yourself
I've been going through a weird spell.  And, I know I always say that - so I am thinking that maybe I am now just "weird".  Or maybe I always was.  I will leave that up to the people who know me to decide.  Anyway, as it turns out - you can't run away from ...

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On Maxie's Fifth Birthday
Always in my head India Arie You're like a cool breeze, on a summer's day You are a river running through the desert plain You are my shelter, from the pouring rain You were my comfort, even before the pain I can hear the sound of five drummers in the wind ...
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