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Looking for the Light

Looking for the Light

I’ve looked at this picture 100xs since Wednesday morning. I was up early and crying before I even lifted my head off my pillow. I miss Toby. I want to hold my son. I want to say “You’re four!” And see him smile or laugh at me. I want to hear him laugh. I want to hug him and not let go. May 27, 2016 Wednesday I sat on the couch and waited for the sun. I thought it would...

Toby’s Fourth Birthday Celebration!

Toby’s Fourth Birthday Celebration!

On May 27th, Toby will turn four! In honor of our son, we are on a mission to raise $4,000 for The Little Fox - Toby's Foundation. [caption id="attachment_2346" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Tobias "Toby" Stern - born May 27, 2016[/caption] This campaign will run for four weeks and the proceeds will support the mission of The Little Fox, supporting families welcoming a new baby, educating on Safe Sleep Practices, and advocating for SIDS research. Over the past three years, the success...

Sunsets & Signs From You

Sunsets & Signs From You

We have seen some incredible sunsets over the last few weeks. Quarantine has my heart, among other things, missing Toby so incredibly deeply. I always feel like my heart can’t break any more, but it’s in the deepest places of grief, approaching the time of year when Toby was born and spent 12 incredible weeks with us, that I find that my heart, can and does continue to break. I was upstairs tonight helping Luke get ready for bed and...

Looking Back While Stepping Forward

Looking Back While Stepping Forward

Thank you to everyone who supported us, shared Toby’s story, donated to support a family, referred families (near and far) needing a monitor, encouraged us, and continue to believe in our mission to grow in 2020. 2019 was pretty amazing and we were continually reminded of Toby’s work from Heaven and presence in our lives daily. Although the heartache from his absence and the constant surge of grief is a piece of our lives that will never subside. No matter...

Finley the Fox – A Holiday Gift for Children

Finley the Fox – A Holiday Gift for Children

We are partnering with AVON to donate their 2019 Holiday Stuffed Animal to children in the hospital during this holiday season! Meet Finley the Fox! You can purchase Finley for $30. On average, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has 350 beds, a day, full. Our goal is to have 500 foxes purchased by the beginning of December so that we can deliver these gifts to those children. Your $30 purchase places Finley into one child's hand and a portion of the...

The Photo Shared ‘Round Steeler Nation

The Photo Shared ‘Round Steeler Nation

The last six hours have been nothing short of amazing. Dan and Luke went to Latrobe today to watch Steelers Training Camp, as they’ve done the past few years. Luke handed out Terrible Towels to Steelers fans as they arrived with Toby’s Random Acts of Kindness cards, in memory of his brother. Dan sent me some photos and I decided “on a whim” to tweet the photo and tag the Steelers and a few players, telling what this amazing 4...

Happy 3rd Birthday, Toby

Happy 3rd Birthday, Toby

Happy 3rd Birthday, Toby! We love & miss you so very much. We hope you were able to see and hear all the birthday wishes sent to Heaven for you today. View Toby's birthday video via YouTube: https://youtu.be/nNRbd48tKFM This video was complied by Dan, Toby's dad, for his special day. ♥️ **We do not own the rights to this U2 song. This was purchased thru iTunes for use in this video. In memory of Tobias Graham Stern.**

When You Have A Child In Heaven

When You Have A Child In Heaven

When you have a child in Heaven you spend the night before Easter doing activities for him and talking all about him with his siblings. ♥️ Easter has by far been the most gentle holiday for my heart since Toby died. The first Easter without him Lucas had the flu and I sat on the floor with him most of the night. I watched the sun come up through the window that his tree is directly in front of and...

National Sibling Day

National Sibling Day

Today is National Sibling Day. ???????????? Today I want to take a moment and talk about our oldest son, Lucas. Luke turned two 10 days after Toby died. Many people said to us, when we expressed our fear and anxiety for him, "He's too young, he won't remember or understand." Well, I'm here to show you - you're wrong. He absolutely understands and he does not miss a breath when someone talks to him, or us, as if he is...

Hold Tight To Your Umbrella

Hold Tight To Your Umbrella

This little guy is 12 weeks old today. While this should be a celebrated milestone, my heart is heavy, my nerves are frazzled and on edge, and the anxiety running through me is intense. This was the last week we had Toby with us in our arms. Just a normal week, in our minds. Not knowing the plans God had for Toby and our family. Not knowing the events that would forever change our lives in 5 short days. As...