There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Thursday, April 22, 2010

the beginning...

So begins the beautiful life of Mark Allen Zurovec...July 2006.
We loved you before we even met you. And then, there you were...
healthy and perfect in every way.
The splash of blue in our sea of pink.
Our son.

This picture sits on my nightstand. I say "goodnight" the same time..."goodbye".


  1. Angie, I find that so many times my heart is just breaking for you. You were so lucky to have your son as long as you did and I hope you find so much joy in the life that he did live.

    I'm always thinking about you!

  2. Beautiful pictures Angie. He was one handsome newborn! I often wonder what he is doing in heaven at this very moment.

  3. Hello! I found your blog somehow through another blog and have been reading your entries. My heart is literally broken for you. I dont know you, nor will we ever meet but I really feel your loss. I havent been able to stop thinking about your boy as I have an almost 2yro son. (Unlike you though, I have three boys and only one girl :) )

    Mark sure was an adorable baby who was clearly loved by his whole family. He grew into an even more handsome toddler! I cant say that I can understand your pain because I cant. I havent lost something so precious that my whole world has changed. I can, for a moment imagine what it must feel like....even if what I feel in that moment is a millionth of what your feeling. I am SO VERY sorry for your loss. No parent EVER should have to go through this. Its just not fair :( I have anxiety and sometimes (ok ALOT lol) I think of something like this happening. I think of losing my children and going on with out them....and even just the pictures/thoughts in my head are enough to make me want to curl up into a ball and die (ok not literally but Im sure you get what Im saying). I cant begin to imagine how I would be able to go on. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I find your strength and love for God through all of this so inspiring. I do not know that I am capable of the same.

    I look forward to reading more about your life and sharing your tears.

    I pray today and every day, that God wraps His loving arms around you and brings you some sense of peace.

  4. I am so glad :) As always, you are more than welcome! I will be sending you something else shortly. It's on its way to my house though now. Hope you and your family have a blessed day.

  5. your boy was (is) gorgeous.. I am not sure how I've never been to your blog before..but I read back and I must say how incredibly heartbreaking it was to read it are a strong woman and your children seem very blessed to have such a great mommy..

    Your pics below of Maegan gave me chills, I have several similar ones of our Ella..all of your girls are little dolls!xo