Friday, July 23, 2010

Giveaway for you

Hooray
100 followers!!!!!!!

Thank you guys so much for following my journey this past year. You have no idea how much of a blessing this blog has been. Never in a million years did I ever think I would be a "blogger." So because of your support I would like to give away a little something created by Franchesca at Small Bird studios. I hope you have a special place for this in your home or somewhere special. I know she puts so much hard work into these lovely pieces. The giveaway prize is will be four pieces - Faith, Joy, Peace, Charity Wall Art 6inx6in, can also be custom made with your verses.






I would like to know how the death of a loved one (doesn’t have to be your child) has inspired you to do something good  for others. For me I would like to think that I have become a better mother to Julian and a better wife to my husband because I acknowledge how precious life is. I would love to hear from you.
To enter, you must be a follower of this blog, just leave a comment below. I will keep this open until Monday July 26, 2010. I will post the winner that evening.

Once again thank you so much for your support. Many many ((HUGS)) to each and every one of you.

16 comments:

Maggie said...

Congrats on 100 followers!!!!! :) For me, I think loss has made me well aware of how precious life is, like yourself and since losing Alexandra, I've been much more giving than I was before, particularly when I know there is a death in the family. I actually reach out to that person more than I probably would have before. XO

Antoinette said...

100!! WOOHOO!!!!

For me, Losing Alyssa has made me want to help as many BLMs as I can at once. I started the advice column and its slowly picking up, for those who dont know it it is http://imgivingmytwocents.blogspot.com/

I have now felt like I need to be the "MTHFR" police and get as much awareness about this genetic disorder as possible, and I hope that my/her story can save some one else's life. My goal now is to save more lives. Alyssa passing has hurt me like no other, but I found out what I have and she has saved MY life, MY mother's life and probably all the females in my family who are waiting for their results. I have had many BLMs tell me that they are insisting on testing for this as well. And some have been lucky to test negative, and others have been shrugged off by their own drs in which I have told them to GET A SECOND OPINION!!! If it was not for Alyssa's death I would not be so adamant about being your own advocate when it comes to your children and your health...COngrats again!!

Kristin said...

Congrats!

Losing Stevie has made me want to help as many others going through pregnancy/infant loss as I can. It makes me feel SO good to know my words (on my blog) have resonated with a lot of other babyloss moms. I am doing what I can to try and bring babyloss out of the shadows so that it becomes less of a taboo/shameful thing.

I think Stevie has made me much more empathetic and I know I give people much more grace...because who knows if they're also going through grief.

Congrats again!

Kristin

Kalialani said...

WOW 100! Crazyyyyy....CONGRATS :D

Leila has made me seriously rethink my career choice and rather than going pre-med I've decided I would LOVE to help other babies...Now I am going to be a NICU nurse so that I can care for babies JUST like her and eventually (hopefully) send them all home to their parents as healthy happy babies to live long fulfilling lives! I got to witness firsthand how AMAZING these NICU nurses are and I would love to follow in their footsteps and help save lives.

:D

*Laura Angel said...

Yay to 100 people!

Losing Cara made me realize the important things in life. Now I am committed to sharing my horrific story with many others to help promote Preeclampsia awareness as well as baby loss in general.

Girl in the dark said...

Congratulations on 100 followers! :)

Losing our two babies has made me incredibly aware of how fragile life is and how there are no guarantees. I am more empathetic, more understanding, and more able to help others. I truly want to help, to be there for people, and make a difference.

It's brought me to God as well. When I felt hopeless and empty, I found myself sitting in church as if someone else had drove the car, and set me down there. It's only been 2 months since I showed up to church on a whim, but I believe I am a better person because of church & God, which I may have never discovered had it not been for my babies.

La Cubanita said...

Losing genesis has changed my life in ways I could have never imagined. I help others in a few different ways. First, I became a Doula to help mothers be more informed with their choices. I have offered my Doula services for free to various mothers in need who are going through tough times. I also started my own blog and have been able to write angels names for their hurting families. I also they to educate the general public on Anencephaly since it can happen to anyone.

Stephanie said...

Fantastic ~ I must say I think that 100 followers is quite a milestone. In a sad way too ~ that there are just so many of us.

Before Amelia was born, I was struck with the urgent desire to create something more permanent and beautiful for her...so I painted her name.

This has become my way of offering something to baby loss parents, so I began Beyond Words Designs.

It is evolving into more, but at the heart will always be Amelia and my quest to help non baby loss and baby loss people remember their babies in a special way.

heathermohr said...

Congrats on 100 followers! Franchesca does such beautiful work.

Sunshine said...

I am new to this blog and find it so amazing! My Lily Scout was born still 6 years ago and the grief that once consumed me eventually made me a better mother and wife! Keep on keepin' on!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Congrats on 100 followers...Franchesca's work is so beautiful...great giveaway!

Saying goodbye to Faith, Grace, and Thomas and later my mother has impacted me in more ways than I can say. The sufficiency of God's grace is definitely a gift that I have come to know in a deeper way. I have learned of the beauty that comes from the ashes...the promise that there is joy on the other side. The sweetness of healing and restoration....the precious gift of time that we are given to cherish the people we love. So many things have changed my heart. And, I am grateful for the gifts that have come...even the gifts that have come from such sorrow and pain.

Love to you...

belle said...

happy 100! :) she does such lovely work, doesn't she?

to answer your question, i think that experiencing the deaths of not only my children but also my beloved grandparents and aunts/uncles has taught me to value time with those i love. i love deeply and passionately and without reservation. i've learned to express that love without hesitation also.....

but on a practical side, i'm gearing up to hold a babyshower for the local crisis pregnancy center in memory of my daughter's 1st birthday in heaven. mommy with stuff and empty arms can bless mommy with full arms and no stuff......

Holly said...

Congrats on 100 followers!!

Because of Jordan I have a passion for my local women's center. They help women realize there is a better choice. It's the help I wish I would have received almost 8 yrs ago. I plan on volunteering there in the future instead of only donating.

Mary said...

Congrats on the 100 followers!

Because of Lukas, I have been inspired to become a photographer and capture special moments. I look forward to one day being a photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. And help keep the special memories we all treasure once our angels have gone.

Mattie said...

Yeah!!! 100 followers!

Since Shyla Joy graced our lives, I have been astounded by the lack of support and recognition that bereaved parents have in my geographical area. I have worked with the March of Dimes to start a pregnancy and infant loss support group for our district and have been delivering care packages to the regional hospital for parents who experience stillbirth. I want so badly for these parents to know they are not alone and give them the support I can.

The Blue Sparrow said...

Congrats on 100 followers Lisette! Losing Bryston has made overall a more compassionate and caring person. I work with the handicapped now but I've had this itch in me to do more since he died, and so I've recently applied to Nursing school! I want to do this in his memory and then I'll know that each person that I care for will become a small part of his story. (((HUGS)))

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