Hello, I’m Kimberly – fast talking, loud laughing, Disney obsessing, farmer’s market shopping, rustic decor loving, sweet tea drinking, wife, mother, and baby loss advocate.
The Love of My Life
My husband, Brian and I have been a couple since May of 2007. We dated through high school, seeing each other through our most awkward teenage years. Once we started college, we somehow managed to maintain a relationship despite all of the studying and fast food jobs. After five years of dating, Brian finally popped the big question while we were standing on a dock in Annapolis, Maryland. I said yes, and we tied the knot just ten months later on June 15, 2013.
Shortly after our wedding, Brian and I moved from Maryland to Florida. It was a huge change, especially for two young newlyweds. We left behind all of our family and friends to begin a new life together. Thankfully, we adjusted really well and have built a great life on Florida’s emerald coast. About a year and a half after we settled into our new home, we learned our family was expanding. We were expecting a beautiful baby girl, who we decided to name Aria. When I was 20 weeks pregnant, we learned she had a congenital lung defect and it changed our lives forever. You can read Aria’s story here.
Our daughter, Aria passed away from complications of her congenital defect on the same day of her birth, January 2, 2016. In the days that followed her passing, I felt like I needed an outlet to tell her story and express my feelings. I’ve always found that with writing, it’s much easier to explain myself. So I created this blog to share my thoughts, vent, and mostly to keep Aria’s memory alive.