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!
I love that this candle has three wicks encircled in white wax. They seem protected. We light it often when we're thinking about them. It lives in a plate that says, "You Are Special Today". We got it as a wedding gift from a dear friend Leslee. I imagined using it for our family on … Continue reading We Remember You : You Are Special Today
The necklace my dear friends Anna and Nicki had made for me. It was waiting on my table when I got home from the funeral. The beautiful little feet pin that Amy had for the family at the funeral. Some of my family still wear these on their jackets and it brings a tear to … Continue reading We Remember You : Circled in Silver
I actually saw a dragonfly sitting on the wires just outside my back door.