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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hello All!
As you can tell I am new to all of this so bare with me. I started this blog to share my scrapbooking "adventures". Scrapping has been my way to deal with the tragedies I have endured in my life. I also hope to somehow turn this blog into some sort of support system for those who have lost their loved ones. I have had to fight to recover from my injuries, to deal with the death of my only two children, and most importantly fight for justice...You can not kill two children and walk away without any ramifications and it seems like that just may very well happen. One day I hope to have some sort of organization in my childrens memory. I would love to lend any support to anyone who has suffered a loss because if I heard my story I would say that there was no way I would be able to survive such a tremendous loss. Don't ask my how but somehow my husband and I get up everyday. I believe that it is our children that are giving us the strength to deal with Mikey and Annie's death. Plus we have received so much prayers and support I KNOW that has also helped us cope. PLEASE...reach out to me if you have any advice to deal with such pain or if you need help coping. I know the future may look bleak but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


  1. LOVE ya, LISA!! You go girl!! You keep that pretty chin up now!! Big Hugs and Lots of Love, Your friend, Kathy

  2. I can't possibly say I know how you feel. I don't!
    I have a very amall inkling, as I lost a grandson at 7 weeks old due to cot death.
    My heart goes out to you and your husband and I'm in awe of your strength. You will get there, follow that light!!
    Hugs Viv xx

  3. Welcome to Blog land, reading your story made my heart ache at your family's loss. But your strength, courage and love also show though. Scrapbooking and stamping is a wonderful hobby, so glad you have found it as a soure of joy and as a way to honor and cherish your children's memory.

  4. Hi Lisa!

    First, let me just say that your blog looks great! I don't have one set up yet...but I'll probably get one up soon...hopefully!

    Though I have experienced deep loss of loved ones (my dad, 2 brothers & 1 baby niece) I can't say that I have experienced what you have went through. I lost my unborn baby 5 years ago and had to have surgery preventing me from having any other children. But that is far from losing a child that's already starting growing up. I am lucky enough to have 1 amazing daughter (who will be starting college next month) that is the heart & soul of my being!

    You are an astonishingly strong woman and my thoughts & prayers go out to you!

  5. Lisa,

    After reading your side bar story I just had to go further back in your blog to see if you had more info or details as to what happened to your sweet Angels. I ended up all the way back here at your first post after seeing the sweet Birthday posts for your Heavinly Angels and I applaud you for going on I am not sure how I would do it. I lost my father to a drowning accident I whitnessed when I was 13 and living in Hawaii and I thought that was horrible and still miss him over 20 years later now, but I think loosing one of my sweet babies would be much harder now!!!

    Way to go with all your wonderful creations and Keep on Keeping on I know your children are playing with Jesus and that he is keeping them safe, happy, and no more pain!!!! I hope some Justice finally came from your tragedy!!

    Heather Schlatter

  6. Hi Lisa,
    First let me say what a strong woman you are! I am in awe how you and your DH managed to go on, but life does go on and so you did. You have an awesome blog! I am new to it but have been through it and just love your style. I to live in PA, not to far from you. I live in Hanover/Gettsburg area of PA. Thank you for being an inspiration to others who have had tragic losses like yours. You are truly amazing! Hugs-Brenda

  7. Hi Lisa ! I have ended up until your first post of your blog.... I have read all about your story. You remain me all mothers from my family and friends who has been living in a pain like yours. I'm catholic and since we lost my cousin in a motorcycle accident 2 years ago, every sunday I receive communion on their behalf, and since now I will include your Name, all my prayers go out to you. Keep faith in God.
    p.s: Love your crafting !

    Many Blessing !
    ~Maria Elena~

  8. Second p.s: I'm your newest follower ! ;)
    ~Maria Elena~