Hi, I'm Lisa. I am a 27 year old Canadian living in the UK with my husband and my dog - a staffy called Jacob. Earlier this year I gave birth to our first child, who sadly passed away at just 3 days old.
I created my blog Dear Finley as a way to express and share the feelings I was experiencing after Finley passed away. After attending a 'babyloss' group, I was told that writing letters and just writing in general was a useful way to express my feelings. After reading a friend's blog about her stillbirth, I had an urge to share Finley's story with the world; I guess in a way I wanted people to know that he existed, even though he isn't here now. I decided I would share some of the letters that I was writing to Finley - and so my blog began. After sharing experiences with several other mothers who have lost a baby, I realised that it seems to be a lot more common than anybody is aware of, yet it is something that is uncomfortable to talk about. I hope that by sharing my story, it helps somebody even in some small way.