SPONSOR A BABY LOSS BEAR or MEMORY BOX or MISCARRIAGE GIFT BAG : Gladly accepting any amount, however a $30 donation is asked to sponsor a Memory Box in memory of a child. I also offer Baby Loss Bears and Miscarriage Gift Bags. It's been a long time coming but I've finally put together information about … Continue reading Baby Loss Memory Boxes
Christmas can be an especially hard time to be away from family and all of the holiday traditions we love. Many families find themselves in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a child facing medical complications. Each year Blessed with More prepares a special Christmas stocking for these babies and their families in Duluth, Minnesota.
(Fundraiser closed. THANK YOU for your generous support!) It's been over 6 years since we said goodbye to Alice, Elliot and Alexis, born too soon at 22 weeks. In honor of their lives, we now help other families through Blessed with More, our organization that creates and donates memory boxes and teddy bears for families … Continue reading FUNDRAISER: Greeting Card Box Sets by Usborne (closed)
New life. LIFE. No doctors. No drugs. And yet LIFE. To say that I'm shocked is an understatement. We had come to the tentative decision to end this infertility journey after walking a bumpy road of trials once again. Nate was on one page and I on another. I went to therapy to try to FIND … Continue reading New Life Grows Hope
One of the sessions at the 2014 Stillbirth Summit was a free writing workshop. After such an intense few days of medical research and information I was ready for a creative release. Although I've enjoyed writing for quite some time I haven't really sat down in a creative sense since my days in college. I was … Continue reading You Came Back To Me
I'm honored to share another beautiful project in memory of a child gone too soon. My friend Jackie Sondrol (brought together through our mutual loss) recently started making these amazing Butterfly Boxes for women who suffer a miscarriage. I've felt so called to do something for all forms of baby loss but with the numbers … Continue reading Butterfly Boxes by Aiden’s Wings
More to come in a full post about their second birthday. Thank you auntie Kaylie and cousin Parker for remembering our little ones.
Two years ago today – Valentine's Day 2012 was a bittersweet day. Ten days prior we said goodbye to our sweet babies. Three days prior we had their memorial service. To say I wasn't in a celebratory mood was an understatement. Our friends from church were getting together for a couples' night out at one … Continue reading Bittersweet Valentine’s Day
Filling out thank you cards for donations to my baby loss memory boxes. It hits me. Thirty little toes. I had THIRTY perfect little toes hidden safely in my tummy for 22 weeks. Oh how I wish I could kiss them today.
The summer of 2012 my neighbor Erica brought us some strawberry plants. It was so healing to walk outside and see LIFE growing. It felt good to take care of something with hopes of fruit. Guess how many strawberries we got from those plants?
April 2013 we visited Charleston, SC for a getaway, just Nate and I. As we were walking down rainbow row we found Elliott Street. Yes, an extra "t". It still made me think of my son and smile. I love the big "One Way" sign pointing slightly up. We remember you Elliot!