True to form, the Hinkles were HEART-ing up the beach yesterday ❤️ I was in charge of making the hearts and Maddie wrote "Ollie" in each one. A couple walked by as we worked on our little Ollie/love project and I overheard the man say, "it says 'Ollie' inside." I LOVED hearing his name spoken ❤️ And there was something special about hearing someone who never had the chance to meet him say it... He said it in a way that made me feel like he knew that what Maddie and I were doing meant a lot to us. I can't explain it. Ollie, Ollie, Ollie ❤️
On January 3, 2013, my 1 yr old son, Ollie, passed away. That's where my life "before Ollie" ends and my grief journey begins... My new normal, my path toward healing, my life "after Ollie". I'm a grieving mother who believes in hope. This is my story.