This blog is to help create awareness for stillbirth and let bereaved parents know that they are not alone on their journey of loss. It is in loving memory of our son, Benjamin James Travers, born sleeping on 16th April 2017.
I started Benjamin’s Light to help me navigate through the feelings of loss, pain and a seemingly hopeless future after the stillbirth of my son. Benjamin was at 35 weeks + 2 days gestation when we found out that his little heart had stopped beating. In that moment our lives were changed forever. Broken and in despair we had to face our unthinkable new reality – life without Benjamin.
As each day passes since his leaving us, it is his light that is helping me to find my way out of this desperate darkness. I am determined to become a stronger and better person as a result of having had him in my life. I owe that to our son, to honour his short life and the amazing happiness and love he has brought us.
Reading others’ stories has helped me immensely and made me realise just how many families go through this devastating loss every day. I hope our story helps you to find some peace through all of the craziness…