My beautiful daughter Maya Avaree Marie Tully was born on October 31, 2014 at 4:18pm. Her few short months were full of love and laughter, until her life was claimed by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on April 25, 2015. She was the light of our lives and her death came as a complete shock to everyone. She will be forever missed. This blog is my way of coping and will be raw and uncensored, so bear that in mind when you read. Thank you to everyone who has supported my husband and me, read my blog, donated to our family, left me a comment, or said a prayer for us. We appreciate you all.



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  1. I juat want to say how truly sorry I am for you and your family.. I will keep you all in my prayers.. I hope this blog helps you find strength.. and you are still a mom.. a great mom!


  2. I am tremendously sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daughter, Maya. The pain of losing a child can never be compensated. I wish I knew the magical words to heal your heart. Please know and truly understand that there is no wrong way to grieve.
    Please write about what you need, what will help you ~ so that your followers can help you along your journey. Please do not feel guilty for hurting so badly. You loved Maya, with all your heart.
    It is only right that you will hurt for her just as much.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your feelings, and your sacred & precious memories with all of us! Knowing Maya~ through your stories ~has changed me.
    Warm hugs to you, sweetheart. ❤

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  3. Hi
    I read all of your blog and I feel your pain. I can relate to your pain because my wife and I lost our baby girl Phoebe on June 16,2015 to sids. The pain is so tremendous. I still feel like it was a dream but reality set in when we had her services recently. There is no pain more painful than losing a child. I feel so many emotions and they are overwhelming.

    I don’t know what the days will hold for my wife and I. But we try but it is difficult to live the way it was. Everything is gloomy and sad and painful.

    I read your blog on how you were not religious and now found religion so that you can have peace that your baby maya is being taken care of by God. You and I are in the same situation. I found peace knowing our Phoebe is in heaven being taken care by God.

    Take care.

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    1. I am not sure if you will see this, but if you do, please know that I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your precious Phoebe. I hope that you and your wife can find some happiness and peace in your lives in the long months to come. I hope that my daughter’s story can somehow help, and I invite you both to visit my blog anytime that you need to. Feel free to update here about your lives, and start a blog of your own even, I would love to read it. Thank you so much for your comment!


  4. I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear your story. I found it by chance last weekend on BBC and then here and read every line, often having to step away and collect myself. I have not been able to quit thinking about you and your little Maya ever since. My little girl was also born was born on October 31, 2014 at 4:18pm. Maya was also my first choice in little girl names while pregnant. My husband and I came to a different decision, but I spent many of the first months thinking of this little person in my belly as Maya. We also live in MN. Something about all that really resonated with me, so I just wanted to tell you that your story, Maya’s story, has made an impact on my life. I haven’t been able to look my baby the same ever since. She was always precious and loved, but now I am quick to remember how suddenly and unexpectedly life can turn your world upside down. I admire you for your courage to share this journey and make such a difference in the lives of others. For such a little girl, Maya has made such a profound impact on so many lives. Again, so very sorry for the loss you and your husband have suffered. Peace and prayers for all three of you.


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