Hi! My name is Luke. I am a husband, a father, and a huge fan of Manchester United.
On March 18th, 2018, we suddenly and tragically lost our 3 year old son Noah. Noah was the light of our life who loved Paw Patrol and LEGO. In an instant our entire life changed and we were crushed with grief while trying to navigate life without Noah.
Since losing Noah, my passion has been to cultivate relationships with other grieving dads. I believe there is healing and hope in building community with others who are walking the same path as you.
On June 19, 2018 our beautiful baby boy Colin passed away suddenly. He was 15 months at the time and truly was the smiliest kid with the most amazing blue eyes. Immediately following his death I kept hearing three words, Love, Connection and Community. These became my new words to live by in the coming days months and now years.
The impact that Colin had on our family, and this world in his short time on this earth has continued long after his passing. My life has changed forever, as well as the the people we meet daily who express how their lives have changed after meeting him. Each day is incredibly precious and I am thankful for the every moment I get to spend with my family including my wife, son, and new daughter.
In the months following Colin’s death I was in a real tough place. My mental health was at an all time low, especially when it came depression and anxiety. Although I was surrounded by an amazing community of people who showed us love and support, I didn’t have anyone to talk to who could truly relate to my loss. Through some phone calls I was connected with Luke. I knew instantly that this person gets it, he understands me, and what I am going through, I also think I understand him a little bit too. Over and over again I meet Dad’s who have gone through their own unique experiences and it always amazes me how we can instantly connect and just understand.
I am incredibly thankful for all of the love and continuing support of our friends, family and our community. In a way we are lucky in the most unlucky of ways.