Michelle Murray is the bereaved mother of Tyler Jason, who passed away in March 2006. He was only seven weeks old when he died and Murray wanted to have a proper baby book for him that would serve as a memorial of his short life.
So, she decided to create and self-publish one. “I Will Hold You In My Heart Forever – A Baby Book for Little Angels” is what Murray produced, under the umbrella of her company Forever Heart Publishing.
In addition to running her website and selling her book, Murray also works full-time as an x-ray technologist and two other children at home. “Balancing all of this on my plate sometimes can be a juggling act,” she admits. “My father helps me a lot with the book as I am not home to do the shipping.”
“I really feel that this book is helping mothers who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. There are a lot of mothers out there who suffer from a loss of a child. Having been through the grief of losing a baby I know more than anything that people want to talk about this precious baby that was a major part of their life,” she said. According to Murray, bereavement professionals who have looked at the book feel that it helps mothers with the grief process.
Murray is happy that Tyler’s legacy is helping other families through their grief and that something special has come from his short life.