We are Bryan and Moriah Clifton, the proud parents of Millie Grace. We met through mutual friends in 2010 and kept in contact until we started officially dating in 2011. We were married by 2012 and spent the first 5 years of our marriage finishing two graduate degrees and traveling as much as we could. In 2017 we decided to try and get pregnant and after 7 months we were over the moon to discover we were expecting and due the day after our 6th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed sharing with family members in unique ways as this would be the first grandbaby and great-grandbaby for many of our families. Our world would never be the same when on June 6th, 2018 our Millie was stillborn at 20 weeks.
No one in our immediate family had experienced pregnancy or infant loss, so we were all at a loss for what to do or how to find comfort. I immediately realized I had previously had no idea how to care for my friends who had shared miscarriage with me. To the internet I went, reading blogs, finding books, interacting with support groups. I started journaling, writing “letters to Millie” in which I would title them “Dear Millie,” which is where our name comes from.
We are so sorry you find yourself at our website whether you have experienced loss yourself through chemical pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, SIDS, infant death, fatal diagnosis, or any other kind of loss, or if you are a friend or family member trying to figure out the best ways to support those you love. Oh how we wish we were meeting you under different circumstances. Our goal is to support those experiencing loss, raise awareness about this unbelievably huge community of grieving parents, and to provide resources to parents, friends, and family to help navigate the long road of grieving.