I've been *gone* for a while - my apologies.
Candy told me that the moment she saw the necklace on this blog she thought of Sara, her daughter.
So I got to thinkin'....what's so special about this young mother?
I'll let Sara tell you in her own words:
"After struggling with infertility for many years we went through 2 rounds of IVF and finally became pregnant with twins. One twin died very early and then I carried our first biological (I have step children, too) child – a daughter named Isabelle. At about 29 weeks into my pregnancy we learned that she would probably die. I carried her to full-term and delivered her joyfully surrounded by family and friends. She was beautiful. She died about a day later shortly after being removed from life support. We never learned what was wrong with her. She was and is a huge blessing in our lives. We try to incorporate her into our family life as much as possible. One thing I have started to do is collect her name written in the sand from places all over the world – as family and friends and friends of friends travel they have sent photos. I am going to put a little book together when I get a lot of them.I ended up getting pregnant with twins through another transfer of frozen embryos from Isabelle’s IVF cycle. I went into premature labor with them at 22 weeks. I stayed at Sacred Heart for 99 days (with multiple complications) and delivered two boys (Micah and Liam) on Halloween – two years to the day that I found out I was pregnant with Isabelle. So my three very precious eggs are Isabelle, Micah and Liam. Every time I see three things I think of the three of them – especially eggs!"
Interestingly enough, of the 6 Ya-Yas in the photo 4 of them had experienced great loss with their own children – miscarriages, stillbirths, 3 month old death and the death of an 18 year old. Some of them have had multiple losses – not just one. They were a huge support to me during my pregnancies and even relived some of their own journey when I was living the worst of mine. The difference was that some of them never got to hold or bath or name or bury their babies or talk about their losses all that much.
Sara – mama to 6 children – 3 by birth, 3 by choice – Meggan, Beth, Evan, Isabelle, Micah and Liam
The mention of my child’s name might make me cry. Not mentioning my child’s name will surely break my heart!
I just love that through this little business I am honored to meet such wonderful women and to hear their stories.
I am blessed.
Finally, I am pleased to announce the birth of.....drum roll please......
Corban Sebastian Lewis
I am told he loves his new room.
Now it's time for me to pack my bags and go meet this new little bundle of joy....
...and to return to my attic where I am working on some fun, NEW designs that will be going with me to this:
DON"T MISS IT!
Thanks for stopping by - stay tuned for more about those new designs....