My name is Hackie. I’m first and foremost a husband, son, brother and friend. I’m also a computer geek and a sucker for new electronics. I enjoy cooking, new adventures, bowling, video games, movies and a newly found passion for fly fishing. I have a very loving and goofy personality. I’m genuinely very happy and I try to make everyone around me feel the same.

I’ve been struggling to find myself again after the death of my baby girl, Maya. I helped my wife start her own blog ( to connect with other mothers who have lost a child. It has helped her through the healing process. I wanted to create to hopefully do the same.

I would really love to connect with others who understand this heartache. Please feel free to comment and follow me.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.


3 Responses to About Me

  1. Bobby Rinehart says:

    Hello Hackie,

    Thank you for sharing your story with the world. I will not say I know exactly what you have gone through, even though my wife and I lost our daughter at almost 37 weeks nearly two years ago. Life is not the same for any of us, but I am acquainted with the feelings of losing a little one at such a tender age.

    Like Maya, our Ellie was born in June (only 2011). We went in for a routine ultrasound checkup and there was no heartbeat. Labor was induced and 26 hours later (give or take), my wife had an emergency C-section.

    We had a representative from Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep to take pictures of Ellie and us, which are among my most prized possessions. A group called SHARE also came in and did plaster molds of Ellie’s hands and feet. (My wife and I are now on the board for the local chapter and do these molds as a service to parents, as well as monthly support group meetings.)

    For fathers of angels like us, there aren’t a lot of resources and personal blogs; we are an underrepresented group in this area of infant loss. That’s why I’m glad I stumbled on your blog. It’s nice to get a dad’s perspective on things.

    I grieve with you as a fellow father who lost his dreams with the passing of his daughter. You and your wife are in my prayers. Thanks for sharing this blog with the world. If you ever need anything, please feel free to email me or message me, especially with Father’s Day coming up.

    Bobby Rinehart

  2. Guy Wolfe says:

    Hello, Hackie.

    First of all, let me say that I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I know all too well the pain and loss you feel as I have experienced the same thing. In March of this year, we lost our three-month-old daughter, Mia, to SIDS. She simply went to sleep and didn’t wake up.

    I found your blog while searching for images of “Daddy of an Angel” to use on my Facebook page. I’m glad I did. It’s not often that I see perspectives on this kind of loss from other fathers. It’s a God-thing I found you :).

    I’m linking you the story I wrote on my own blog about the day Mia passed away. I pray that some of the things that I have written may help you, just as I pray that I find some peace and comfort through your journey as well.

    Please feel free to message or email me should you need anything at all. I’ll be directing my wife to your wife’s site as well. Blessings of strength, peace and His amazing mercy to you and your family.

    Guy Wolfe

  3. Rob Dippel says:

    Hackie, among all the others things you are, you’re a much loved son-in-law, with a father-in-law who will be forever grateful for the wonderful husband his daughter has found. God Bless you both.

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