"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

"The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you." - Bruce C. Hafen

About our family

Welcome to our family website. I started this blog back in 2007 to keep my family in Sweden updated about our life here. Let me tell you a little about us. My name is Beatrice. I was born and raised in Sweden. I met my wonderful husband Eric when I was an international student at BYU-Idaho. We had such a great time there. We got married in July, 2006.

Our first child Nicolina was born on August 6th, 2007.  She is now 6 and she loves horses, riding her bike, an to play with her younger siblings. She loves to help me with anything.

We decided we wanted to have our kids close in age so 15 months later on November 3rd, 2008, Lionel was born. He is a happy, stubborn boy who loves trains, cars and to play at the park.

Our third child, Jordan, was born on December 19th, 2009.  This meant we had three kids under the age of 3. It’s been busy but we love it!  Jordan also loves cars and he really looks up to his older siblings.

I found out I was pregnant again in December 2010. My pregnancy was going well, but I had a feeling something was wrong, I just didn’t know what. Oliver was diagnosed with Potter’s syndrome on March 31st, 2011 at our 20 week ultrasound. The doctor’s told us he would most likely be stillborn or live only a few minutes after birth.

Oliver was born on June 14th, 2011 and lived for a little over an hour before he passed away in my arms. We will always treasure and feel grateful for the time we got with him.  We will always miss Oliver but rejoice in knowing that he is safe and whole with Heavenly Father and Jesus.

I love my sweet baby so much. I am looking forward to the day when I get to see him again. Oliver’s life was very short but he taught us so much. Because of Oliver I am going to strive to be a better person. I am grateful and feel blessed that my Heavenly Father trusted us with this special little boy.  We will never forget our Oliver. He will always be in our hearts. He is teaching me so many things. He is teaching me patience, compassion, charity, eternal love, sacrifice, acceptance and not to judge. I hope I will be able to help other women in the future when they go through the hard trial of losing a child.

Our fifth child, Savannah Joy was born on August 25th, 2012. She is such a wonderful baby and we love her so much.

 We feel so blessed to know our family is forever!



Oliver James, June 14th 2011. Forever in our hearts.

Our Family

Beatrice and Eric





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