When you look at these images, what comes to mind? A woman who loves her son? A sweet moment captured? Yes, absolutely! But underneath this perfect moment is also the reality you won’t see on social media. When this little guy was in his Mama’s belly, unexpected tragedy shook this family in a way that no one can dream of. His big sister left this earth at only four years old. Barely a year and a half since Vanessa’s little girl walked through Heaven’s gates, the reality of loss is one that lingers far longer than anyone hopes. Vanessa says she cries less, which is a huge victory in the grieving process. She says that time spent alone is her nemesis. She says that she does her best to be strong for her family, even though there are days where she doesn’t want to exist.