An insight to celebrating our baby’s 1st birthday … More Rubén’s First Birthday
If you knew that you only had hours with your baby before they died, what would you do? … More Is Ignorance Really Bliss?
Not a day goes by that I do not think about or miss my son and Rubén’s life may have been short, but his impact on the lives of his family and world will last a lifetime. … More Rubén’s Story
Being a mother that has lost a child on mothers day is hard… … More Mother’s Day Grief
It is with immense sadness, pride and love that I decided to start this blog. 20 weeks into my complicated pregnancy, I went into premature labour and on 17th January 2016 at 12:15am, my beautiful son Rubén Ortiz-Illidge was born peacefully sleeping. … More An Unwanted Journey
Yesterday was a big day for me! I celebrated the 1 year anniversary of registration for my son’s charity ‘Remember Rubén’. It was a bit of a surreal moment and in all fairness, I hadn’t previously anticipated that I may or may not have felt any sort of way about it. To be frank, I … More
Spring comes so quietly, it would be easy for us to almost miss it but once it begins it is impossible to ignore the daily radiance, growth and change around us. We so easily go about our daily lives, rushing to get to work with our heads in our phones, we risk missing the soft … More Springtime
They say you never really know who’s there for you until times are tough and I’ve never been sure if I agreed with that statement. Yet it was only when we were thrown into the deepest depths of our grief, we found out the hard way the true weight behind this statement. … More The Long, Lonely Road…