About

My name is Luke Phillips.  I lost my 5 yr old daughter on Jan 25, 2016 to a tragic accident.  I’ve never been much of a writer, and I always did terrible in English and creative writing classes so it’s kind of odd that I am using this medium as an outlet.  Truthfully, this correspondence is only meant for my daughter, Clara, but maybe someone suffering a similar loss will find comfort reading my letters/journal/favorite memories.

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  1. Pamela shaw

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your testimony was very moving. And it put me in tears. I can’t imagine what you are going through. And as a parent myself I couldn’t imagine my life without them. Just know that your little angel is with you.

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  2. Judy Reinecke

    My heart goes out to you and your family. I can’t even imagine the horrific pain you are feeling. Your sentiments are beautiful, and I’m sure your beautiful Clara loves hearing you

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  3. Jackie

    Very very sorry for your loss. My brother also lost his 6 year old son to a very tragic accident almost 9 years ago. I feel your pain. With the heartbreak also was some happiness as he saved 3 lives with his little organs, so parts of him do live on. It does get easier as time goes by. Hugs and prayers to you and your family at this horrible time of loss.

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  4. SHARON GIBSON

    I have been praying for everyone involved is this horrible accident….. I can not begin to imagine your pain for I have never been in your shoes I did loose my daughters twin and I know that one day I will join them in heaven …. but I know I serve a POWERFUL LORD AND SAVIOUR…. HOLD ON TO YOUR FAITH AND LOVE FOR JESUS for the power in PRAYER will help you though this I know with all my heart!!!! God BLESS AND KEEP YOU WRAPPED UP IN HIS ARMS!!!!!

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  5. pamela sheedy

    Luke,
    I am deeply saddened by your loss, and will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I think your blog is a wonderful tribute to Clara and a very therapeutic outlet for you. Your family is fortunate to have such a dedicated husband and father to be the glue that holds them together during this difficult time. Please continue to keep your faith and know that Clara is watching and one day in the very distant future, she will welcome you home once again. Godspeed.

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  6. A.P

    I’m so sorry that your family has to endure this pain. How cruel for anyone to have to go through something like this. Continued prayers for you and your family.

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  7. Kevin Inghram

    I hardly ever go on Facebook anymore but tonight I did and I saw your blog post in my feed and came here. I am not a parent, so I cannot begin to relate to what you are going through but it hurt my heart more than I can describe to read what happened to you and your family. I am not religious either but in times like this, faith, family and friends will keep you. God bless you and your family Luke. Wishing you peace.

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  8. Debbie Z

    Luke and Katy-
    I am so sorry for your loss. I can see in your beautiful words how amazing Clara was. She was ( and still is) so lucky to have you as her parents. I say ” still is” because while she is not physically still here, you know her spirit still is. And that spirit is what makes each of us. I lost my 21 year old son tragically too and I have to believe his spirit is here too. Hold on to her love, your memories, and though I know nothing makes it better or easier, one moment at a time, you will get through this. 1286 days for me. One moment at a time. God bless you all.

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  9. Keri Morrison

    I am so sorry for your loss. Clara looks like the sweetest little girl. I lost my son Jake in a drowning accident on November 30, 2013 so unfortunately I know the pain you are feeling all too well! I remember right after Jake passed people who had lost a child telling me that the pain will lessen with time and I thought they were CRAZY that there was no way. I can tell you that the pain does subside a little each day or I have just learned to live with it. We started a foundation in his honor to prevent this from happening to other children and it has really helped with my grief. If you ever need someone to talk to I am here. God Bless, Keri

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  10. Todd Cooper

    Your words are heartbreaking and inspiring all at the same time. Our story is very similar to yours. Our daughter went to be in Heaven almost six years ago. Since that tragedy we have witnessed Gods miracles and even more tragedy. We lost my grandmother and then my mother in less than 14 months. Then our youngest was diagnosed with leukemia. After the loss of Brianna we started a foundation to help families in your situation. We both are in a fraternity that we never wanted to join. I am not soliciting anything other than help from another grieving father. If you feel like you have worn out your family and friends (because your story hasn’t changed) then I am here. I genuinely mean that and will be here if you need me. Please reach out to me and I can give you our website (to give some background on us) as well as my cell phone number. God bless you and your family.

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  11. Christina B

    I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. As I read the comments, I realized how many of the names I knew. That is because I am also in this horrible club of people who have lost a child, my 19 year old son Ethan. If there is one piece of advice I can offer it is to be open minded to the signs that they are still with us. I absolutely believe this, and only wish I had accepted it sooner. Look for your beautiful daughter in everything you find beautiful, the clouds, the ocean, a rainstorm, the wildlife that visits you, and you will find that she is always there with you. May you find peace in your love and memories.

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