Charlotte Bonnie

It is with broken hearts that our family tells you that our darling Charlotte Bonnie died suddenly yesterday morning. Though we only had two days with our beautiful girl, she has left the mark of a lifetime. We ask for your patience while we take some time to privately care for each other.

721 thoughts on “Charlotte Bonnie

  1. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. What a tragedy for the entire family! Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  2. Oh, Steph. I am so heartbroken for you and your family. It’s been such a privilege to be alongside your family’s journey for so long, and I hold you close in your devastation now. There are no words, no words. All my love to you.

  3. So heartbroken for the family. No words but much love and prayers for all of the family. Stay close to each other and prayers for healing.

  4. I’m so, so sorry. Thank you for letting us know and for letting us be a part of the journey in the first place. I know I’m not part of your real family, but I’ve grown to love you and Meg and Joe and Elliot and ALL of you over the years as if you were part of mine. Take the time you need. Do what you need to do. And know that we’ll be here when you get back and every minute in between, sending love and hope from all corners of the internet.

  5. This is just heartbreaking. There are no words. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Just as your family loves each other, we love you too. Warmest hugs.

  6. Oh my God, Stephanie and family. I cannot find the words to express my shock at your terrible grief and loss. I am so, so sorry to hear this devastating news. I wish desperately I could do anything to help your family through this pain at this time.

  7. Stephanie, I am sorry sorry you and your family have to go through this. Please know that The Blog is sending so much love to you and yours right now. Even more than usual. Take care of yourselves, and we will care for you from afar.

  8. So very sorry for the loss of this lovely small creature. She will be missed by so many who will never get to meet her. All my sympathy to everyone in her family.

  9. I know this pain all too well. Keeping you and yours close to my heart. I’m so so sorry you have had to join this horrific club.

    You are not alone and we are here for you when you are ready. We send all the love we possess, all the strength to endure, the tenacity to keep going and the knowledge that you are so so brave.

    • Every day, members of this club wish for no more members. Sadly, we love on you and yours more than you know. We here for you.

  10. I am so heartbroken for you and especially Meg. I cannot imagine what you are going through, but know that I and the blog will hold you in our hearts. Take all the time you need. I hope that knowing that so many people care about you and your family is some comfort.

  11. How devastating for your family. I am so very sorry for the loss of this beautiful baby. Much love to all of you in your grief.

  12. Words are very hard to come by during this time. I am so very, very sorry for your family’s tremendous loss. Lean on each other for support. Thinking of all of you. Prayers.

  13. Oh my God, Stephanie. I can’t begin to understand the pain you and your family are going through – I hope it helps just a little to know how many people are grieving with you today. My friends and family share their love –


  14. Oh Stephanie and all your wonderful family, may her memory be a blessing and may you find comfort in your love. Sending you all my heart

  15. We the blog hold you up and send all of our collective love to you and yours in this . I have no other words but tears down my face.

  16. I can’t imagine the pain you and your family must be feeling. You’ve been so generous in sharing your lives with us and I hope you know that we’re all thinking of you. I’m so incredibly sorry for the loss of Charlotte.

  17. Oh my god. No words are good enough. My thoughts are with your daughter Meg, you and every other member of your family at this horrible time. To loose someone so quickly is awful.

  18. I am so sorry. My thoughts are with your whole family. You take every bit of time you need and we’ll all be here sending you so much love.

  19. This breaks my heart – I can’t even fathom how yours is. Much love to you and your family during this difficult time.

  20. I’m so sorry for your loss. Words are so completely inadequate for this, but my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  21. I´m so sorry for your loss. Sending you all love and thoughts. Charlotte Bonnie was a very loved and waited baby. Thank you for sharing this terrible and heartbreaking news with us. Love to all of you from Denmark

  22. There are no words of comfort that I can give you outside of telling you that I grieve for you and with you. I send all my love.

  23. Your blog, volunteer work, creative spirit, and amazing sense of humor have truly inspired and lifted me through some challenging times. I rejoiced with you in anticipation of this new addition to your family and mourn her oh too brief time with you. Please know your family is in the thoughts of prayers and thousands of dedicated blog readers as we hold you in our prayers and wish you comfort and peace. Hug each other tight! If we can help as you have helped us, please ask.

  24. I am so, so sorry you and your family must endure this unimaginable pain. Your love for each other will help to pull you through these dark days.

  25. My prayers go out to your and your family. I have watched your family grow and change for many years on this blog. I cannot even imagine the pain. Please give each other lots of hugs and hold everyone tight.

  26. I can’t even express how sad I am for your family. My thoughts are with you all as you figure out how to go on.

  27. I am so very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this devestating time. I can’t imagine how tough this is ❤️❤️

  28. Words cannot express how painful this is to hear. I am keeping you all in my thoughts. She is loved and she will be remembered.

  29. just went through this with our grandson Michael. I know your heart is breaking three times, for you, and your daughter, and for the baby. there are no words for this kind of pain.

  30. Oh, no! I opened this with just a fraction of the anticipation you all have surely been experiencing waiting for her arrival. I’m so, so sorry to learn this. Sending you all prayers and peace at this sad time.

  31. There are no words for your pain. Your beautiful baby will always be missed. I am so so sorry Take care of yourselves. Much love!

  32. My deepest sympathies to your entire family. I stunned by this as we all are here. We too lost a newborn Grandchild. Words cannot express feelings at a time like this. It is hard to comprehend . Know that you are all proved and how much we all care.

  33. Oh my heart is breaking for. The worst, most terrible news. There are no words that can convey my thoughts. Much, much love to you and your family.

  34. How utterly and completely devastating. Sending so much love to your daughter and you and your whole family. This is heartbreaking news.

  35. May her memory be eternal!

    I can almost picture two tiny girls playing together right now and comparing knitwear.

  36. My heart just broke for you, reading about your sudden loss. There are no words to say to make anything better. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dear family.

  37. I am so sorry for your loss. Wish there could have been a better outcome for you. It’s so sad. Babies shouldn’t pass. I will pray for all of you.

  38. I am so sorry ggpr your loss. I cannot imagine how you feel right now. Sending love and healing thoughts to you and your family.

  39. Alex and Meg, we are holding you and your family tight to our hearts, wishing you all the comfort, strength, and courage our love can give.

  40. My deepest condolences, to you and your whole family. What a terrible tragedy. You’ll be in my thoughts. May her memory be eternal.

  41. I’m so sorry to hear this – my sympathy to you and all who loved and were ready to love little Charlotte. This is heartbreaking news.

  42. Since your last post, I’ve been checking the blog several times a day…waiting for the baby to arrive. I’m sorry to hear this news. Love to you, Alex and Meg, and the rest of your family as you grieve for yourselves and for this little girl.

  43. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. ~ Washington Irving

  44. I am so sorry for your family. I hope that the doctors can determine what happened. May you all come to find peace and support in the coming months.

  45. Words are so inadequate at a time like this. Take all the time you and your family need. The blog will wait.

  46. There are simply no words strong enough to say how very sorry I am to read this devastating news. Please know how many people are thinking of your family and sending love, prayers and good thoughts to you all.

  47. Stephanie, Meg Elliott and everyone else,
    I’m so sorry- no parent (or grandparent ) should have to endure the death of a child/sister

  48. There are no words of comfort in such a situation. My heart aches with you and family. You are all in my thoughts. I send you peace such as you may find in heartbreak.

  49. I am absolutely heartbroken for you and your family. Let Meg, Alex, and Elliot know that so many around the world send their love, thoughts, and support for them in this time of great sorrow.

  50. I have walked part of this path with the loss much earlier in our own family. I can only hold you close in thought and prayer now. Sending love and hugs from miles away and people you may never meet but who will hold you all, especially Charlotte Bonnie, in our hearts.

  51. I am so sorry to read your devastating news. So utterly heartbreaking and such a shock for you all. You are all very much in my thoughts and prayers. Sending heartfelt condolences from Scotland. Much love to you all.
    Kelly. X

  52. I am so so sorry to all in your family. I wish there was something more to say than that. Sending lots of light and love your way.

  53. There are no words that can properly express condolences, love, and pain that we, The Blog, feel for you.
    We love you, and your family.
    We send you all our love and thoughts and prayers and healing and everything that we cannot put into words.
    We share your sadness and heartbreak.

  54. “I’m sorry,” isn’t near enough – but nothing ever will be. Sending you all the love and prayers and peace and healing.

  55. I am so sorry, I know how you feel. My baby died at 5 days and it has been over 40 years. But when I read your post it was like it was only yesterday. Please take care of each other and give yourselves time to grieve.

    Holding your family in the Light

  56. My heart is breaking for you all. Words are not adequate. Love and peace to you all…we are here when you are ready.

  57. My deepest condolences. Like everyone else here my heart breaks for you and your family. Love and prayers.
    We the blog love you and your family.

  58. Stephanie, my family and I send you and your family, and especially Meg and her husband, our utmost sympathy at this very difficult time.

  59. My deepest, deepest condolences – how wrenchingly heartbreaking. I have so loved looking at the beautiful picture of Meg and her family from your recent posting. Charlotte certainly made her mark – I’m so very sorry that she is no longer in her family’s arms. Sending lots and lots of prayers. God bless.

  60. Oh Stephanie! At this most sad time, know that the love, support, hope, and kindness you’ve shown to the world is now making its way back to you and your family. So, so much love and sympathy for the devastating loss of beautiful Charlotte Bonnie.

  61. I was keeping an eye out for news of the little one’s arrival. I felt joy when I saw the entry heading, which turned immediately to shock and grief. This could only be a pale reflection of what you must all be immersed in.

    May the light and love of the Blog surround you all and bear just a fraction of this terrible loss for you.

    We’re here and always will be.

  62. I never post a comment but I am so deeply saddened by this. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  63. I could not believe the words I just read. I am so sad for all of you but I know how strong your family bonds are and that you will help one another through this.

    When you are ready, the BLOG is here to offer hugs and support, or ears to listen to you grieve, rage or whatever else will help.

    In the meantime, I know your mom will take good care of her.

  64. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, believe me I know from experience what you are going through and my heart goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  65. Words fail. Be gentle with yourselves in the midst of so much pain. Charlotte Bonnie won’t be forgotten–she touched all of our lives even at this great distance. My heart breaks for all of you and especially for Meg and Alex.

  66. Sending love to you, Megan, Alex, Elliot, and your family as you hold each other close through this unimaginable loss.

  67. My heart breaks for Meg, for you, your whole family. It’s an unimaginable loss in a time already full of if stress. Love, light, and peace to you all.

  68. I cannot even begin to imagine the devastation you are feeling right now! My hearts and prayers go out to all of you during this most difficult time!

  69. Don’t know what to say except that I’m shocked and horrified to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Know your knitting family around the world is grieving with you.

  70. There aren’t really words, are there? I wish there was something that could help. Sending a lot of love, and my deepest condolences, to your family.

  71. There is no possible way to express all the sorrow and heartache I feel right now for you. My heart and love goes out to you, to Meg and to your entire family.

  72. My heart aches for Meg, Alex, Elliot and the rest of your family. I can’t even process this unimaginable loss. Love to you all especially for Meg

  73. I’m so sorry Stephanie. Our family has had the same experience so we know your pain. Keep talking about Charlotte Bonnie. She lives in your heart as does Eliana in mine. Sending healing and loving vibes.

  74. Weeping with you. You are surrounded by love and grief in equal measure, but love will triumph. Reaching out to you and your extended family with open arms.

  75. This has happened to two friends of mine. I want you all to know you are not alone, and it’s devastating. Take as much time as you need. I’ll hold you all and Charlotte Bonnie in my heart with you.

  76. I’m so very sorry. I hope your family can find some comfort in the love being sent from all corners of the world, including mine.

  77. A word from a stranger won’t help now, but thank you for having taken us on the journey to meet this babe. She was much loved, however briefly she was with you. Lots of hearts aching with yours at this tragic news. Sending love to all of the family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  78. Everywhere it feels like the world is out of control, and now this devastating personal loss for Meg and you and family. I am thinking of all of you~

  79. I am at a loss for words and in tears. Six and a half years ago my grandson died at age two days. You and your family will be in my thoughts throughout the coming days.

  80. Oh, Stephanie. I am so, so, so very sorry to read this. I will keep you and all your family close in my thoughts and heart. May you all find a way through this loss, and into the sunlight on the far side.

  81. Oh my heavens. I can barely imagine how you all continue to breathe. Please know that waves of love and comfort are flowing toward you from so many who care. When you think of any way in which we can support your family, please let us know. Praying for your peace.

  82. Weeping with you. I am so sorry for this unimaginable loss. Love and comfort to you, Meg, Alex, Eliot, and the whole family. Charlotte Bonnie is loved and cherished by us all. Take all the time you need.

  83. Oh Stephanie, I’m so sorry for you all. I have quietly followed your blog for years here in Australia – you have brought such happiness and laughter to me during this time, and I have always been awed by your sensitivity, considerateness, strength, and resilience during the tough times you have faced as well. I hope that in some way all the positive energy you have shared with so many people in so many ways can flow back to you all now and support everyone through this time.

  84. I’m so sorry for your loss, this is just heartbreaking for you all. Please know our thoughts are with you during this time, take good care of each other.

  85. I am so sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts. Take all the time you need to take care of each other.

  86. My deepest condolences to your and our family on this heartbreaking loss. May the memory of Charlotte Bonnie be a blessing.

  87. This world is very cruel at times. I’m so very sorry for your terrible loss. My heart goes out to your daughter & her little family.

  88. I am so sorry to hear of her death. May Yehovah bless you and be your comfort. Praise be to our wonderful Creator for her life.

  89. I am overwhelmed by your loss. I don’t know what to say except that I love you and support you in any way you need.

  90. This news left me in tears. I have been reading your blog for a couple of years now, but never replied before. But this… there are no words of comfort, that I can offer. Just this, that I am grieving with you for the loss of your darling Charlotte Bonnie. I am sending you all my love and compassion. May Charlotte’s parents, her brother, grandparents, aunties and everybody else find comfort in these devastating times. Lots of love from England

  91. I’ve thought about this all day, heart breaking over it. I didn’t respond earlier because everything I could say just sounded so inadequate.

    All I can say is all my heart and love go out to you, your sweet daughter, and your family. Big love.

  92. I am so sorry to see this. Please know that I am holding you and your lovely family in my heart through this tragic time. There are no words.

  93. There are no words to express how profound this loss is. I am so terribly, terribly sorry for your family- and especially for Meg. Know that this bright and beautiful spirit was loved. Nothing loved is ever gone. Peace be with all of you; I know that your hearts are broken, and really-you need quiet and time. Everything that you knitted for her was part of the wish to tie her to this world. It is a tangible expression of your love and her life. Treasure them- whether they go with her, stay in this world as a physical memory, or go on to her siblings as a connection between her and them. If there is anything that you need, you need only ask.

  94. Oh Stephanie, such utter, utter sadness. I am heartbroken. My thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family. For reasons all my own, the passing of little Charlotte is hitting me like a brick wall. I envelop your family with warmth and my heartfelt sympathy. With lots of love from your fellow knitter in Montreal.

  95. This must feel like more unbearable loss on top of all the other losses in your life. I’m grieving with you and the whole family. In the short time she was here I’m sure her soul knew how loved she was. Know that you are surrounded with love, too.

  96. I am so very, very sorry. I’ve been refreshing the blog multiple times per day for news of the arrival of your baby grandgirl. Very glad you had time with her, but gutted at your unimaginable loss. I’m holding you and yours very tightly in my heart.

  97. I rarely post, but I just wanted to say that I am soo sorry to hear this. I am sending all the love and light I can to your lovely family. As your joy has been our joy, so now is your grief our grief. We love you, Steph.

  98. My heartfelt condolences to all of you at this devastating loss. We are all sending love, strength and our support for as long as you need it.

  99. My heart breaks with yours. Hold each other close. The knitting world is reaching out as best we can with love and deep sorrow.

  100. I am so, so, very sorry. This was such a beloved and wanted little spirit. Peace be with you and all of your family. I know how each and every knitted garment that you made was intended to tie her to this world. I cannot imagine the loss that you, and Meg in particular feel. If there is anything that I (or any knitter) can do, please let us know. We hold you all in our hearts.

  101. I am just gutted for you and your family. I cannot begin to imagine your pain. Grieve as you need and the Blog will be here on the other side, sending love and condolences always.

  102. It’s just too much. Your family has had just too much. Take time to grieve and love and heal. We love you and will be here when you’re ready.

  103. Meg, Alex and Elliot and your extended family, my deepest condolences on your loss.

    Meg, as you are aware, many of us have watched you grow up (model a lot of knitwear) and establish your own family unit. Since the announcement, we have followed the saga of the blanket and been waiting for the baby announcement (especially since the blanket was finished).

    I hope that it is some comfort that the brief life of Charlotte Bonnie is felt by each of us that follow the blog. We love you.

  104. Sincere condolences in this devastating situation.
    Words are definitely inadequate. The comments above are very heart-felt.
    Thinking of you and your family.
    We look forward to hearing from you whenever.
    As usual you have been very generous with the Blog in recent months. Thanks for keeping your readers around the world up to date – most of us are strangers after all!
    Will go check the ravelry group to see about donation destinations.

  105. Words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your little angel. Know that you and your loved ones are being kept in the thoughts and prayers of many.

  106. So many others have expressed my thoughts so much better than I could. I can’t stop crying for your daughter and her husband. Love to you all.

  107. Look at her beautiful, perfect hands and such lovely graceful feet. She was so loved and so wanted and so cared-for. I am so so sorry your sweet Charlotte Bonnie isn’t still here for you to hold, I know you will love her deeply forever.

  108. I am so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with Meg, Alex, Elliot — all the family as you grieve. Please take care of yourselves and each other. Stephanie, we’ll be here when you’re ready.

  109. Oh Stephanie. Sending Great Love. May it strengthen your hearts as you love one another through this turbulent time.
    Virtual hugs.

  110. I am so, so sorry for your loss, and for this terrible family tragedy. I am not sure how to send love and hugs through the internet, but I’m really trying. All peace and love to you and the whole family.

  111. I am so sorry for your loss and heartache! I can only imagine what everyone is feeling! Please know Alex, Meg, Elliot are in my prayers! Please accept my virtual hug.

  112. There are no words.
    Hold each other close and heal in your own time.
    You have a huge job to help your daughter navigate this grief, while you also grieve. My heart goes out to the family but to you and Meg, in particular.

  113. No words. I am so, so sorry for your loss. The blog is here for you in whatever way we can be. Take care of each other.

  114. I am so sorry for this terrible loss in your family. Having lost a child myself, I know the darkness and heavy days that you have ahead of you. Lean on everyone that you can and then lean again when you can.

  115. I too have been where Meg is. I know that no words can help. They can however do damage control. Someone needs to look to the older child and reassure him that it is not his fault. We were late in realizing this after a stillbirth and it caused some issues.

  116. Oh Stephanie how completely sad for everyone. Please know & let Meg’s family know how much we love them and will pray for comfort to you all. God Bless you as we honor little Charlotte. Peace & Love

  117. Words hard to find for such sad.sad news.except perhaps for John Masefield’s poem:
    ‘ Come with me, oh human child, to the waters and the wild.,
    With a faerie, hand in hand,
    For the world’s too full of weeping, for you to understand.’

    Love and light to you all

  118. Oh Stephanie, I am so terribly sorry for you and your whole family, and for all the readers here who have suffered similar unimaginably devastating losses. Sending healing thoughts and giant virtual internet hugs to you all as you grieve. I wish you all comfort through this hardest time.

  119. Steph, I kept thinking all day that better words would come to me, or even any words that that could be remotely adequate, but there really are none. I’ve cried with you most of the day, partially for the unimaginable loss, but especially for your pain in how much your own daughter is hurting. Your clan is so strong and so tightly woven, if any family can come through this on the the other side, it is yours.
    One of my best friends whom I’ve known 50 years lost her daughter 30 years ago after just a few hours of life. Her name was Nora and she was beautiful. And every year we honor her and speak her name. Because she lived, she was loved, and she mattered. Charlotte Bonnie lived, and she mattered, and she was desperately loved, even by The Blog who never met her. Thanking you for sharing her with us. My heart is with you.

  120. Shocked and saddened.
    We say “May her memory be a blessing”, short as her life was.
    To all of your family and those close to you.

  121. I have no words, only tears. We’ve watched Meg’s journey with you, and celebrated your joy. I can only guess at the depth of your sorrow. Gentle hugs to your family…

  122. My heart goes out you all, and I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing Megan and Alex and Elliot, and all your clan, courage and love.

  123. Love…..
    Nothing I can say makes any of this easier. There are no words. This huge family here on the ‘blog’ all love you & yours so deeply that hopefully your family can feel our strength and that you all take every ounce of it to use in any way that its needed right now or even months from now. Your family is a tight well loved group who will travel this journey knowing that when one branch is overwhelmed, the others will hold them up, no questions asked. Your roots and branches are strong and bonded in love. What a beautiful treasure your family got to know – ever so briefly….. Charlotte Bonnie – daughter, sister, grand-daughter, niece, cousin…..she is loved forever and always.

  124. Oh, dear people, I am so very sorry for your loss.
    I will keep Charlotte Bonnie, and her entire family, in my prayers.

  125. There are no words, and yet words still matter. Know that if each one of us could take just a little of the pain from each of you, we would do it in a heartbeat.

  126. I’m so very sorry for such a heart-breaking loss. Sending big, supportive HUGS to you and yours. Take comfort in each other, and take whatever time you need. We’ll still be here, knitting along.

  127. On top of everything else in the world, this must be unimaginably painful. My heart is breaking for you and yours. There is so much love for you and your family and I hope it gives you some tiny bit of comfort.

  128. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will hold you and your family in my heart, with a wish that you will all find some comfort and peace in the days to come.

  129. So incredibly sorry. I can’t begin to imagine how devastated you all are. Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve for Charlotte together.

  130. I too lost our baby at the start of my ninth month of pregnancy. Even after an autopsy and testing, we still didn’t have an answer as to why. We decided to try again and I spent the entire pregnancy in fear of a repeat of the previous one. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy who is almost 19 and the joy of our lives. Even though, the lost little one is still in my heart and thought of daily. My prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Time heals somewhat, but you’ll never forget.

  131. Such immense sadness. Charlotte Bonnie–a beautiful name for a lovely little girl–has been surrounded by love and always will be. Thank you, Stephanie, for allowing us to share this journey.
    Love and prayers and peace.

  132. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious angel Charlotte Bonnie. My heart aches for you, Meg and all your family. There are no words to ease the pain but please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve and breath through this devastating loss.

  133. Oh, Stephanie, you and your family will be in my thoughts. I can only imagine the pain you are feeling. Sending much love and many tears from Atlanta, GA.

  134. Though I don’t know you nor you me, I find myself here in tears for you and your family. Know that even from the distance of a blog, you and your family are loved. We grieve with you.

  135. There are no words. I’ve been looking at Oatmeal Stout. Now seems the time for me to purchase and cast it on. And ping the Bike Rally.

  136. Loss is a terrible price to pay for love, but love is always worth it.
    Thinking of you all as you walk this path, sure you will do it in your own inimitable ways. When you are ready, I will look forward to reading you again, but take the time you all need to gather strength to support each other.

  137. Written and spoken words become inadequate at times like this. Please know that because you have so generously shared your life and family with us that we have become invested in your well-being. Please do not hesitate to ask for anything we can do for you. Please know that you can lean into us to help lift you up. Please know that you and your family are loved and cared for by all of us that have been following your story. May you all be granted peace and blessings. We will be here waiting for you when you are ready to be with us again.

  138. I’m so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can possibly help but know that all our thoughts are with you and yours. Hold your loved close, comfort each other and mourn together and when you are ready the blog will be here.

  139. I am sorry sorry for your loss. There is nothing to say to make this better but your community is here for you and your family.

  140. I am so sorry for the loss your family has suffered. I wish there was more I could say or do, but know that there isn’t. Take care of each other.

  141. Stephanie,

    There are no words to heal your sorrow. Just know that we are thinking of you and here to listen.

    Love to you and your family,

  142. So very sorry that your family has to walk this road. Much love to Meg and Alex, to you and entire family. Lean into each other and know you are loved.

  143. I have no words. May the few memories you have of her, and all the memories you have of anticipating her, bring you and yours joy always.

  144. My heart is utterly broken for you and yours. Please accept my condolences and know that The Blog will be here, united, for you and your family when you are ready to return.

  145. There are no words. I am lighting a candle today for Meg and her family and for you and Joe… and Elliott. This is so damn much. Please feel the warmth of my thoughts, and the light of my candle. I embrace you all, and am sending my love to Meg and you and all. The world is so hard sometimes… so very hard. Love, Kathleen in Vermont

  146. Oh dear Steph and family – I can hardly see as I type this through my tears. I cannot even imagine the weight of your grief during this difficult time. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Loving thoughts to you and your family.

  147. I’m so, so sorry for your family’s loss. I can’t even imagine what you’re going through. Take care of each other. <3

  148. I’m so sorry to read your devastating news. May our
    love and concern and the energy therein support you

  149. My heart breaks for you and yours.
    I’m a grandmother also and yet can not fathom the pain of such a loss. Hugs from Port Ludlow, WA.

  150. i am so so so sorry for your loss. i can’t imagine the pain you all must be feeling. sending you love and virtual hugs.

  151. Such devastating news. I cannot imagine the pain you all must be experiencing. Please know that your family has all the sympathy and support The Blog and knitting community can offer. Hugs to your family.

  152. Oh Steph and family…I’ve been checking the blog every day and today I gasped in dismay. Words cannot express how sorry I feel for you and all yours. May your days with wee Charlotte lead to memories that will comfort you in the days and weeks to come…

  153. My sincerest condolences. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Take care. You and your family are in my, and so many others’, thoughts and prayers.

  154. I join everyone above in feeling shock and sorrow for your family. Thank you for sharing your life with us, even this most painful time. Keeping you all in thought and prayers,

  155. As a former OB nurse I’ve seen what families go through with a loss like this. You are all in my prayers. Stay strong and love each other.

  156. My heart breaks for you and your family, and I hope that you can all find some peace in these difficult days and weeks ahead.

  157. I’m so sorry for this overwhelming loss for your family. I have read your blog for over 10 years and you are like family. I hope and pray for light to shine through the darkness as much as possible. Sending love.

  158. I am so so sad for your loss. I hope you can feel the love and support from the wonderful community you have built here.

  159. With deepest condolences to your family on this heart wrenching loss of Charlotte Bonnie.. May the love, and support from your community of readers be felt by all..

  160. So horrified to think that such a thing can happen to a healthy young mother and baby. As impossible as it can seem for adults to grasp what has happened, I feel so very sorry for poor little Elliot, just old enough to understand but not really.

  161. Sadly, you’ve become a member of a club no one wants go join. Bad enough when we lose our own children and even worse when we’re a mother to someone who has lost a child. Frustratingly helpless to ease the suffering of our shattered children while dealing with our own grief and sorrow. We’re all holding you and your lovely family in our hearts. You make our lives richer. If only we could truly be helpful…….. sincere condolences to all.

  162. Words cannot convey how sorry I am for your loss. You have shared so much of yourself with us, please know that in some way we most certainly share this unfathomable loss with you. I cannot imagine how Meg is feeling as well as Alex and sweet young Elliot, I am sure Meg needs to be wrapped up in her mother’s arms right now and that is what you are doing. Charlotte Bonnie is such a beautiful meaningful name and I pray that her Great-Grandmother has her wrapped up in her arms now. Love to all of your family, and this family is here for you when you are ready.

  163. I am so, so sorry for your family’s loss. I have been in your shoes and it is not a path I ever want to walk again. Heartfelt condolences to the whole family.

  164. Dear Stephanie, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, and sorry too that there is nothing I could say in a situation such as this, that could possibly ease your family’s grief at all, at all. Poor Meg! she must be distraught, but I hope she is physically well, and am glad, that at least she has her mother and father and sisters, as well as husband and son, to support her. Dia gra duit.

  165. Dearest Stephanie and family, I’m sending you a thousand waves of love as you hold each other through this unimaginable loss. Charlotte Bonnie – a beautiful soul, forever loved, forever part of you.

  166. Absolutely stunned and heartbroken for you all. I am so so very sorry for the loss of your precious Charlotte Bonnie. My deepest sympathies to you and to your darling Meg and also to Alex.

  167. So very sorry to read this very sad news. Meg, Alex, you and all of your family are in my thoughts. As so many have said, there are no words that can heal this situation. Only love and caring.

  168. What?!

    No no no no no no no.

    This is heartbreaking. I cannot imagine the depth of pain you and Meg and all the family are experiencing.

    I’m sending you love and kind thoughts in the hope of providing a tiny balm to the rawness of your grief.

  169. There are never the right words for something so devasting. I will continue to pray for your family and pray some comfort comes to you all through your love for one another. My deepest sympathies. Love, Bonnie

  170. I am so sorry, I don’t have the words to express how I feel about the death of a child and I know that “sorry” doesn’t cut it but it is all that I have

  171. I am so very, very sorry that this happened to you of all families at this of all times. It just shouldn’t ever happen, to lose a child is just the most heartbreaking of tragedies. I’m so glad that you have each other, and the love that your family has to share shines brightly in this darkest of times. I know it’s nothing to offer, to think of you now, but I am.

    Every year we light a candle to raise awareness for baby loss, and now we will light another for Charlotte. We donate already to SANDS here, and when has been settled where you would like the expression of love for Charlotte to go, we will send money to them too, to help them to help you, and other families through the devastation it brings. Grief is love with nowhere to go, and you all had a lifetime of love waiting for Charlotte. It’s so desperately unfair that she’s not here to share it.

  172. My heart breaks for your family. I lost my son when he was 22-holding you all close as you deal with your grief.

  173. I am heartbroken for you and your family. I cannot begin to imagine the depth of your sorrow. Sending love and light. Charlotte Bonnie, May her memory be a blessing.

  174. Dear Stephanie and family…thousands of hearts are with you all at this time. We are all so sad. Blessings to you all.

  175. Oh my dear….as I finish the last few rows of my blanket for my own soon to be grandchild, I mourn with you in deepest sadness.
    may her memory be a blessing, and may you and yours know no more sorrow.

  176. I am devastated for all of you. Our third grandchild was stillborn at full term, so I know how helpless and baffled you must be feeling.
    Take care of Meg and take comfort in one another.

  177. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. Breaks my heart just to imagine what Meg and your family are going through. Sending love to you all.

  178. Words don’t or can’t express the sorrow and pain I feel for you, your husband Joe, and the rest of your family, most especially Meg, her husband (please forgive me, I can’t remember his name) and Elliot. You wrote a few years ago about how having a child is having your heart walking around outside of your body. May Charlotte Bonnie’s memory be for a blessing for all of you.

  179. Dear Stephanie,
    I can’t stop thinking about you and your family, especially your beautiful daughter Meg. My heart is broken for you. Sending love from Linda in Florida

  180. There are not any sort of adequate words for this situation. I am so deeply sorry for your family’s loss. Lots and lots of love to Meg and Alex and you and Joe and all of the aunties and uncles and grandparents and scores of people who were lining up to love and cherish the wee bairn for years and years to come. I hope that peace can find its way to you all in due time, though it will most certainly be much longer than anyone would wish.

  181. I cried when I read the news. I’d been refreshing the page for days waiting to hear and see that first picture of a precious baby. Like so many readers of your blog I feel like I know you and your family. I’ve followed you for 15 years and never left a comment until now. You have been an inspiration in my life but I know that will be meaningless for you now. I feel heart broken too. I wish there were something I could do. Sending love.

  182. If I wrote every time I thought of you guys, there’d be a million posts by now. Again, lots of love headed your way.

  183. My heart is breaking for all of baby Charlotte’s family. Wishing you healing through love. Many hugs especially for Megan.

  184. So terribly sad for Meg and Alex and all of you to lose this beautiful girl, and so poignant she was named for your mum. Sending love and hugs as all of The Blog stands behind you.

  185. I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine the right words to comfort anyone through something that can only feel wrong. It’s just too much grief, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. My greatest sympathy flows to you, the entire family, and all of the friends who’ve anticipated Charlotte’s arrival.

  186. Oh my God no, I am so sad, so heartbroken and in disbelief. I will be thinking of you and praying for you all.
    All my love.

  187. There are no words, but I cannot imagine the grief. My thoughts are with your family as you try and get through this sadness.

  188. I am so sorry for your loss, for Meg, for Alex, for your entire family. I’m so sorry. This is a devastating thing, and I so wish you would all be spared from living through this. The Blog sends it’s love, I send my love, I wish I could do more. God, I am so sorry. This is awful.

    This is a column written by Cheryl Strayed, it brings me a little comfort. Maybe it will bring you a little comfort, too.

    Hugs and I am holding you and your family in my heart.

  189. We lost my nephew at only three days old. It’s amazing the impact these brief lives have. I know Charloote Bonnie is loved cherished and grieved for by you all. I too believe she continues and is still loved, cherished and welcomed where she is now. Take care of yourselves. Take the time you need and want. We’ll be here whenever you want an ear or a (long distance) shoulder.
    Judy B

  190. I am so sorry to hear about Charlotte. I cannot imagine what you and your family are feeling right now. I’m sending prayers and virtual hugs, and take all the time you need to return to The Blog; we’ll be here whenever you’re ready for us.

  191. Dear Stephanie and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear this. Please know I am keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. You have given so much to us, the Blog over the years and I know we all want to do anything you might need. We’re here for you.
    Sending very sincere hugs and love.

  192. Dear Stephanie and family,
    I couldn’t process this news yesterday, I am so very sorry for you.
    Hearts are breaking for you all over the world.
    Know that we are sending much love to you all at this very difficult time.
    Hugs n love xx

  193. My heart is broken for you all. I lost my little granddaughter eight years ago next month so I understand your feelings.
    I have no words, just God Bless You and May Peace Be With You All.
    I’m so sorry.

  194. Oh, I am so sorry. What a shattering loss. I know that as sharp as my heartbreak feels, yours and your family’s is unfathomably deeper. So I am binding you, and Meg and Alex and Elliot and Charlotte, and the rest of your brave clan up in my heart, trying to be one small stitch in this blanket of love that we are all wrapping around you from afar. Even though I know none of us can make your loss any easier.

    May comfort find you now, and may the grace of peace find you again in time. Beautiful Charlotte Bonnie, so fiercely loved, will be remembered. May her memory be a blessing.

  195. I am so sorry to hear of Charlotte Bonnie’s passing, someone so loved from day 1. My heart goes out to you all.

  196. I am so sorry for thhis heartbreaking devastating terrible loss. We will hold little Charlotte Bonnie in the light.

  197. So, so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks and am praying that God will lift you and your family up and wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.

  198. No words. Only my deepest hope that each of you will find what each of you need at this time and in the days, weeks, months ahead.

  199. Still struggling to make any sense of this hearbreak. I’ve been lighting a candle for your sweet girl each day since you broke the news.

  200. You and your family have been in my thoughts since I heard altho I couldn’t bear to read it until just now. I’m so very, very sorry. Those words won’t help a bit, I know to ease your devastation. I’m glad you had two days with her and have some memory. I ache for your family, Meg and her husband, Elliot, and everyone else. Know that knitters all over are grieving with you. Sending so much love.

  201. Charlotte Bonnie your wee heartbeat leaves a big imprint on this world. Godspeed little one, and love to all of those who love you.

  202. Love and light to you Stephanie, and to all your family. You are not alone and have many well wishers and hearts here for you, now and always.

  203. I want to join the voices of the Blog to say how sorry I am, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and we love you.

  204. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    I can’t think of other words. My first was stillborn, and there are no words of comfort that work, so please know that there are so many in this world who love and care for your family, even if we cannot find the right words to say.

  205. I’m heartsick for you and your family. You are getting comforting vibes from your fans, though you might not feel them just now. I’ll keep track of the blog to see if a more specific memorial is possible for us. Hug each other very tightly.

  206. I am so very sorry for your loss of darling Charlotte Bonnie. Sending much love and healing to you, Meg, Alex, and the rest of your family.

  207. My heart breaks for you and your family during this time. I know I’ve never met any of you but through this blog I feel almost part of the (online) family and am sending healing thoughts your way. Healing takes time, and this sort of loss can take so much more than any other. Please consider this comment a virtual hug and my sincerest condolences.

  208. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I know you gave that sweet baby all the love of a lifetime in the short time you had with her.

  209. As I anticipated the announcement of the birth of Meg’s precious new baby and saw the post with her name, I made myself read the previous posts that I hadn’t seen. Then I read it, with growing shock and sadness. I felt the same as if it were the daughter of a very dear friend. I’m sure the entire “Blog” feels the same, having shared so much your life’s stories, from joyful to deep sadness. If only all of us feeling this pain for you could lighten yours.

    From what I know from following this blog, your books and other writing, is you have absolutely the best kind of family and friends to help you through this time. I also know how much love there was for this baby in every stitch.

  210. Heartbreaking news. I know Charlotte Bonnie was such a wanted child. I will keep Alex, Meg, Elliot and you and Joe in my prayers. God bless baby Charlotte.

  211. Just shattering. I am so sorry. You and your precious family have been a part of my life for years now, whether you knew it or not, and I am heartbroken for you all.

    Holding you all in the light.

  212. Thinking of you all this morning in the quiet of the predawn. Holding you as tightly as possible and sending all the love of the universe to surround your family.

  213. There are no words to express the sorrow felt. Please know how much love there is Stephanie for you and your family. We grieve with you for your loss. Charlotte Bonnie was with you for such a short time but will live forever in your hearts.

  214. I am so, so sorry. I have no words that can possibly comfort you at a time like this. Just know that I am sending you the gentlest of hugs, that you will all be in my thoughts, and that I hope one day you can all laugh again……

  215. I’m so sorry to hear this. The part of my soul that also know this loss reaches out to Meg and your entire family and embraces you with love and healing.

  216. Like any mother I grieve for you. I send you and your family all my love. Take time to grieve as we will grieve with you.

  217. Heartfelt prayers and love to your family. No words can help but here are mine….. Please know that that little being is not gone, she is with you all and you will see her again. Bless you all!

  218. I am so sorry and sad to read that. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. I don’t know what to say, but she will not be forgotten. Love from Minnesota.

  219. my heart aches to read this… prayers for all of you. no words can express the feelings yall are going thru but hopefully all the 600+ comments will help know that you are not alone.

  220. Dear Stephanie, please accept my condolences. Reading your blog for the past 10 years, I have seen your girls grow au and got a glimpse into your and their life. Today I came in expectation of baby photos and now my heart breaks for you and the little family. I do not claim to have an idea how you must feel. I cannot. But I do hold you in my thoughts. My hope is that you will get through this somehow and will be able to heal.

  221. No words can truly convey how deeply sorry I/we are for your family’s loss. Please accept these condolences for the supportive outpouring they are. All of my best wishes for you and yours.