Two Years Ago Today

A post by Lisa Elifritz, Founder and Executive Director of You ARE Loved

Just a few thoughts about the tragic loss of my daughter, Amy Ray Elifritz . . .

Two years ago today, I lost my daughter to tampon induced Toxic Shock Syndrome.

The fear and anticipation of her death was far worse than her actual dying. When she left us I felt as though her soul come into me. She is now with me twenty- four hours a day, seven days a week. I am very fortunate to have the beauty of her presence within me. This feeling has given me a great sense of peace. Although she can’t speak directly to me, I communicate with her all the time by simply thinking of her. And she will always, ALWAYS be my beautiful little girl.

I love you Amy.


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  1. Jessica says:

    Thank you SO much for all that you’ve done in light of your loss. You are such a strong person, and a great inspiration.