Emerging from the shadows...
Matthew Lee Vantine was stillborn on August 29th, 2010. I didn't know it at the time, but my baby boy whom I never met would change my life forever.
For years I bottled up my emotions and got on with life. I thought I was dealing with life well, but in retrospect I was distant and closed off from most of the world. Only my immediate family and a few tight friends were allowed into my world.
In January 2017, however, I suddenly began to examine my life and finally grieved my baby boy. Over the ensuing months I began to truly wake up. I opened up to people, began seeking out other women who were experiencing their own pregnancy/infant loss and began to experience life again.
I started this site and called it Matthew's Song because it has been my sincere hope that this site would sing words of hope and understanding to people who are struggling with their own loss. As time has passed, I've realized that I also called it Matthew's Song because he's singing healing to me and encouraging me to grow and share our story with others who may need encouragment and love.