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One of my best friends, Julia, walked by my side during our losses. She lived across the country from me but that never stopped her from texting, emailing, calling to ask how I was doing and encourage me with gospel truths whenever she could. After our losses she saw a change in my heart toward the Lord. What once was a deep love of studying the Word and pursuing Jesus, became this bitter and angry heart. Refusing to even pick up the Bible. She could have given up on me but that never stopped her from texting encouraging scriptures and asking really tough heart questions. Looking back, even though my heart was turned off at the time, I am eternally grateful she continually pursued me and poured out the love and hope of Jesus. The Lord used her ministry to guide me back to Him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I have been reading through an article written by David Powlison, I came across this quote that reminded me of my sweet friend and her ministry to me during those hard years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What makes you willing to bear the cost of bringing mercies and comforts to troubled and troublesome people? Faith in Christ performs a highly unusual cost-benefit analysis. "This light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison" (2 Cor. 4:17). God gives shining reasons--- true grace and peace, the resurrection, the promise of life, the inexpressible gift--- that change the weight and duration of afflictions. These reasons make you willing to suffer in order to care for your brothers and sisters in whom love will triumph over sin, and life will triumph over death." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Friend, if you are walking with someone who seems to be shutting you out, keep going. Keep walking with her. Keep showing up and showing her the love of Jesus. Keep encouraging her with the gospel. The hope we have in Christ is too important not to share. Even in the midst of your friends anger, questions and hurt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you had a friend not give up on you? Tag them below and say thank you!
Today, I was interviewed by this beautiful lady on the Belly to Breast FB Page. We talked about PCOS, infertility and pregnancy loss, and I shared some of my journey with her! Go and check out the interview! Link is in bio! Thank you Helen for a beautiful and informative chat! #WomensHealth #pageantsisters #MrsOregonAmerica #MrsOregonInternational #MrsAmerica #BellyToBreast
So much truth. Let us be the change.
Trigger warning: this is very personal post This post is hard to read but necessary. 👉🏾 http://bit.ly/2xtSGTW I lost a pregnancy 11/11/16 and I regret not announcing the pregnancy as soon as I was pregnant because I would have had support while grieving. Pregnancy loss is tricky. You have this pain, you’re experiencing these symptoms and you’re just pretending it’s ok because there’s no protocol or social etiquette for dealing with loss. I can be honest. I don’t post when I’m sad and yesterday I only posted because it my Blogiversary but I woke up Tuesday and sobbed in @iamthatguy84 arms because I missed the child we’d never hold. I realize I’m blessed to have the 2 wonderful gifts of life I have and I’m so grateful. That doesn’t mean I don’t miss those babies who will never call me mama. I’ve recently decided to heal and wanted to encourage other women to talk and do the same. You’re not a burden and your grief is justified. #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancylossawareness #griefsupport #grief #wednesday #momgroups #misscarriage #newblogger #pcos #fibroidsawareness #fibroids #fertilityissues #pregnancy #momblog #parentingmagazine #writersofinstagram #support #yourenotalone #momlife #dadlife #motherhoodunplugged #mothersofinstagram #momlifebelike
My heart weighs heavy today for folks who are grieving the loss of a pregnancy. Don’t be afraid to say their names, to acknowledge the room they take up in your heart. And may we all have the courage and willingness to listen because I am certain we all know someone who has experienced this kind of loss. #Repost @aliandeenterprise with @get_repost ・・・
The wonderful mama who makes these booties that we love could really use our thoughts and prayers as she delivers a heaven baby today. @josiahandco #pregnancylosssupport #youhaveavillage
Everyone is welcome to join me for the official opening of the 'Forget me not' wall at Weston Mill cemetery. This wall was created for the famies of Plymouth with babies buried there. Designed by me after listening to families it has been sponsored by @ltandco #babylossplymouth #babylossawareness #babybereavement #babyloss #westonmill #westonmillcemetery #pcc #pregnancylosssupport #iam1in4 #togetherwearestronger #stronggirlsclub #support #griefsupport #griefandloss #remember #honour
:::SHARE YOUR STORY:::. . . . Throughout the month of October, in recognition of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, I will be featuring YOUR voices on my page. . . . I believe one of the most powerful ways we can bring awareness to the impact that pregnancy and infant loss has is to SHARE our stories. To Share our experience. To Voice and name the impact that loss has had on us. . . . Sharing your story can be so healing, not only for you but also for that woman who feels alone in hers. For that woman who hears herself in your words but doesn’t yet have the strength to speak herself. . . . . I am asking YOU to submit your story to be featured on my page. . . . . To share your story:. . . ✨write about your story of loss (all loss will be accepted) ✨write about the impact this loss has had on you/your family/ your life ✨you can choose to remain anonymous (if you do please let me know when you submit) ✨if you have pictures you want to use, send them with the submission ✨send to me via PM or email aditi@pregnancylosshealing.com by September 27, 2018 ✨some edits might be made for grammar, length etc. . . . I would be honoured to feature your voice...The world needs it💜. . . . #pregnancyloss #infantloss #miscarriage #stillborn #ectopicpregnancy #chemicalpregnancy #neonatalloss #sids #failedivf #childlessnotbychoice #recurrentmiscarriage #secondaryinfertility #pregnantafterloss #pregnantaftermiscarriage #pregnancyafterloss #ttcafterloss #ttcaftermiscarriage #ihadamiscarriage #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #pregnancylosssupport #miscarriagesupport #miscarriagesurvivor #iam1in4 #calgarymom #healingafterloss #mindfulnesscoach #lifeafterloss #parentingafterloss #iuijourney #adoptionstory
This is me in early 2013—pregnant for the first time. This is me before I thought anything could be wrong. Before the worry and the bleeding. Before the miscarriage. . My journey to this point had been so long, that I didn’t really believe that this pregnancy was real. A part of me didn’t really think I’d ever get pregnant. But here I was, with this hope. . For anyone who has experienced pregnancy loss, my heart is with you. It’s a real grief, but it’s commonly pushed behind closed doors. It’s hushed up and done in private. . The stats are 1 in 4. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. So, chances are you know many people who have experienced this. It’s only when we start opening up and sharing that we discover how many in our lives have been through this. . Can we change this stigma around miscarriage? . The more we are willing to share, the more likely we are to find others who understand and can support us through the grief. It takes courage and vulnerability, but it can help bring connection and understanding.
Morning Homies! • This morning I woke up to a message from a gal who just had her 2nd Miscarriage 💔 • She asked me a Question that I get often & what I love about this question is that the answer comes VERY Natural for me but what’s hard about this question is it’s an answer that is not for everyone. • Question being: “How did you handle it all?” • My answer: “I found my purpose from it” • For me, I couldn’t fathom that I was losing Babies for No reason! I wasn’t willing to take that as an answer. I’ve never been the type to sit and be like “why me.” • So within 2 days after my first loss I threw out my story on social media. • 2 days after my second loss I threw out my story on social media. • 2 days after my 3rd loss I threw it out to my social media. • The days before my 4th loss I threw it out to my social media. • I Never let myself feel ashamed. I never allowed my story to hide behind the silence of the topic. I refused to say “Why me” and instead I turned it into “Because I’m Me” • Because I’m me I was Chosen to battle this journey. Because I’m me I’ve been able to help thousands of woman battle theirs. Because I’m me I’ve been able to turn a powerless situation into something powerful. • So Girl... Find Your Purpose!!! This isn’t happening to you just to happen. THERE IS A BIGGER PICTURE, Because You’re YOU you will Find YOUR way! . . . . . . #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #findyourpurpose #findyourpassion #ttc #infertility #rainbowbaby 🌈 #infertilitysucks #thepowerofvulnerability #miscarriagematters #Findyourway #power #purpose #powerfulpurpose
I’m helping the @pinkelephantssupport raise awareness and spread the word on why #miscarriagematters . Pink Elephant are a charity that support woman who miscarry and provide resources to support, nurture & empower. Sadly 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss and 95% are before 12 weeks. Next month is Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month. They want to create a virtual #circleofsupport for couples experiencing early pregnancy loss. If you have experienced a loss or are supporting someone else through a loss please head over to @pinkelephantssupport page 💕 . . . #circleofsupport #miscarriage #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #motherhood #unitedmotherhood #sydneymums #pinkelephantsupport #miscarriagesupport #1in4 #rainbowbaby
I wanted to take a little time out to say thank you for all the support and for all the orders from everyone, and to introduce myself properly. In 2015 we lost a baby to an ectopic pregnancy and for a long time I lost myself too. I ran away from my grief but like anything in life, it catches up with you. I spent a lot of time wanting to honour Harry and buy items that made me feel he was always close. But to do that I often had to visit pages that catered for many different needs...buying a candle became a trigger because I was faced with christening candles at every turn and reminded of "what should have been". I hated not having any documentation to show my baby lived...however briefly. So the seed of Butterfly Kisses was planted. Every time an order is made, it is made carefully and looked after. I want each item to find it's way to the recipient safely and I hope that in the big mess that is grief and loss that I may be able to offer a little calm, a little hope. It hurts my heart that so many need a service such as this but please know that I will do my very best to help you create something to be cherished. There is a saying "How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what and imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts." Never a truer word said, with each completed order an extra set of footprints have touched my heart too 🦋 Kerri x
We are so blessed to have had a first outreach event. Together, we assembled over 200 bags to go to local hospitals for women who are currently experiencing a miscarriage. If you or someone youknow has suffered with infertility or pregnancy loss, we invite you to join our support group on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at Church 52. #blessed #outreach #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #indy #indianapolis
In the early days of our loss, there were so many times my community asked what they could do for me. And if I am being 100% honest, I always said I was fine and I was moving forward just fine. But here is the thing: I expected so much from my people and yet I never gave them any indication that I needed their love and support. I needed their wisdom but did not want it. I was also angry at myself for not allowing the Lord to heal my heart. I struggled to read the Word and ask for healing and wisdom. I did not know what I was feeling or how to name my emotions. And I certainly didn’t know how to ask for help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For many women, its the same. They are hurting and confused and don't know how to answer the question, "is there anything I can do for you?" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last winter I wrote a guest post for The Well and as October approaches (infant and pregnancy loss awareness month) I wanted to share it once again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are called comfort one another. To come along side one another and carry each other's burdens. If you are a friend, I want to encourage you not to shy away from your grieving friend. Especially during October when her baby is going to be at the forefront of her mind and no one else may remember. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Send a gift, make a meal, deliver flowers and a coffee. Even a note in the mail or a text would mean the world to her! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head to the link in my bio to read the post
Showing up part 2: What if...I make her sad by saying her baby’s name What if...She doesn’t want to be reminded of that day What if...___________ If we operate in the fear of the unknown we may miss an opportunity to be a blessing. She hasn’t forgotten her baby. She never will. But just by showing up, you get to be the one to remind her that SHE is not forgotten. 📷: @oakandlinen_
🎃 GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! 🎃⠀ We had SUCH an overwhelming response to our limited edition launch of Vegan Pumpkin Spice that it’s GONE! 😱⠀ ⠀ But don’t fret! You can still get your hands on some by entering my Shakeology Giveaway!⠀ ⠀ HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:⠀ 1. Follow me @jennifer_morrow_ ⠀ 2. Like this post⠀ 3. Tag 3 besties⠀ BONUS ENTRY: comment below why you’re dying to try it! ⠀ Contest closes at 11:59pm EST 9/21/18. 🎉 Winner will be announced via DM Monday 9/24/18!
🍁 INTEGRATION 🍁 • I received some beautiful healings this week, which were excellent reminders that #selfcare is mandatory for me. • As a #psychicmedium + #energyhealer , my body IS my tool, so taking better care of it & staying in #highvibesonly enables me to be a clear channel for my lovely clients who want to connect with their #spiritbaby , loved ones, or spiritual guides. • Part of that aftercare includes an #integration period, where you let the dust settle. Energy healing continues to work after a session, and receiving guidance from #spirit takes time to digest. In other words, s l o w • d o w n 🐢 and feel the effects. Notice + observe. Feel. What perfect timing to chill out, just as #fall knocks on our door this Saturday! 🍂 // #spiritmedium #infertilitysupport #ttccommunity #miscarriagesupport #stillbirthawareness #pregnancylosssupport #selfie #beanie #almostfall #blackandwhitephotography #jessmckeown #seattle #fremontseattle
Looking for another way to support the Tiny Footprints cause? Our amazing friends @barrebelleyyc are putting on a charity class to benefit TF. Get a workout, support Tiny Footprints. Pretty awesome, right?! Sign up today. Details: Saturday September 22💛11:30am🧡Barre Belle Mission💛Instructor Jenny will get you sweating🧡sign up on MindBody💛 • • • • • • • • • #yyc #calgary #barreyyc #barrebelleyyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycevents #yyccharity #yycfitness #infantlossawareness #pregnancylossawareness #support #infantlosssupport #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #tinyfootprints #thankyou
:::CONNECTION:::. . . . This weekend I co-facilitated An Afternoon of Holistic Self Care with @5elementsbirth.. . . . I guided a meditation while @leavemeinthegarden led a gentle yin yoga class. Then we all sat in circle for a POWERFUL salt bowl ceremony. . . . . I’m still vibrating from the afternoon. The mothers who attended not only showed up for themselves but held space for one another; to be heard and to be seen for exactly who we are. . . . . It’s in these circles that we realize how connected we actually are. . . . . I hold onto this connection dearly. . . . . The next time I feel alone, I will recall the intentions set by the women present and remember how much of myself I heard in their words. How much of myself I saw in their tears. . . . And I will remind myself that I am never truly alone. . . . I find deep solace in this knowing. . . . Looking to connect more to self and others? Stay tuned for more events. . . . . Thank you to @joy_and_vitality_centre_yyc for the beautiful space and for always being such gracious hosts. . . . . #pregnancyloss #infantloss #yycmoms #yycmom #calgarymoms #calgarymom #calgaryparents #mindfulnesscoach #miscarriage #ectopicpregnancy #pregnantafterloss #pregnantaftermiscarriage #ttcafterloss #ttcaftermiscarriage #ttcafterectopic #ihadamiscarriage #babylosssupport #failedivf #twoweekwait #calgaryevent #mentalhealthsurvivor #lossmom #rainbowpregnancy #recurrentmiscarriage #recurrentpregnancyloss #secondaryinfertility #neonatalloss #pregnancylosssupport #healingafterloss #intentionsetting
🦋Feather Necklace🦋 Sterling silver feather pendant and 16" sterling silver chain. Packaged in a beautiful two tone jewellery box along with a laminated "I'm sending a dove to heaven" poem for posterity
When you’re done with leg day and you’re like ok why don’t my legs look like CU’s yet?!?🤷🏽‍♀️...🙋🏽‍♀️ if you agree....⠀
A sterling silver umbrella on an adjustable cord bracelet. This is a simple yet effective way to let someone know that you are there for them. The card reads "If only there was something that I could say To make the sun shine and the rain go away I'll be your umbrella, together we'll stand To weather the storm, I'll be holding your hand" Collection €6 Ireland €7.50 Rest Of The World €8.50 (Pricing includes p&p)
"Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it, labor in vain." Psalm 127:1-2 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This verse has been at the forefront of my mind as I process and ask the Lord what the future looks like for Lilia Grace. It's been almost a year since this ministry launched and it has been a crazy a year of so many changes for my family. The hopes and expectations I had for LG have had to be consistently set aside and that has been difficult for me. It's been hard for me to let go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But as the Lord has begun to bring some normalcy to our days again, I have found myself struggling to know what's next for Lilia Grace. And during one of my quiet times recently, He brought me to the above verse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This ministry and shop belong to Him. Whatever I do, I want it to be for His kingdom and glory. Not my own. So I went back to the very beginning. The early days of writing out alllllll my thoughts on what I believed Lilia Grace could be and I wanted to share with you: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the heart of this ministry and business, this is the why behind everything: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. I want you to know you are not alone in your suffering 2. I want you to have a place where you can study scripture yet process and grieve through your loss 3. I want you to be equipped and saturated in truth as you question who God is and why this is/has happened to you 4. I want you to feel the love of Jesus and know how great that love is for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Moving forward, this is my aim. Maybe your here because your struggling. You just had a miscarriage and you just don't know what to do... or maybe you are a loved one seeking support on how to encourage your hurting friend. Or maybe your loss was a long time ago but life moved forward and you never had the chance to grieve. Whatever the reason, I pray this space (both the Lilia Grace Shop and website) will be a place for you to find encouragement, gospel centered truth, and support as you walk with the Lord through your loss
Roughly 6 years ago, Rob and I had our first loss. In the end, I have 5 angel babies waiting for me in Heaven. I would have never thought that my babies would not only lead me to Jesus but then to start a ministry group for those who have had pregnancy loss or infertility. Tomorrow is our first outreach where we will be assembling over 200 bags to take to local hospitals for women who are experiencing pregnancy loss. Little bags to hopefully give them comfort in such a life changing, heartbreaking time. With each card I write and each bag I assemble, I will be praying God's love, healing, and strength. I don't know why we lost our babies but I know God's plan for us was to help other couples who have experienced similar paths. If you are in the Indy area and are looking for a support group, I encourage you to join us, Sarah's Hope, Abraham's Promise, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at Church 52. #angelmommy #supportgroup #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #Godshealing #Godslove #Godsstrength #outreach #sagemorrow
Don’t underestimate the bounce back of a woman who have suffered from pregnancy loss, miscarriage, or stillbirth. ⠀ The position she currently holds, took a lot of self-rediscovery. ⠀ Please understand, she’s fighting so hard to be HER 💪 ___________ #themourningmoms #thoughtsofamourningmom
Save the Date! The Water Children will be screening October 25th at 5:10pm @showplaceiconminneapolis in a series of shorts titled Artistic Expressions @twincitiesfilmfest ******************************************************#thewaterchildrenfilm #documentary #filmfestival #shortfilm #independentfilm #momlife #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancylossawareness #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesupport #shoutyourabortion
I am seriously SO EXCITED for this flavor! You know I love to share all things that make my life easier with you and this shake is one of them!⠀ ⠀ It is the absolute easiest way for me to get quality protein, probiotics, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins & minerals ALL in one place!⠀ ⠀ And now it’s in one of my FAVORITE seasonal flavors 🎃 so I can skip the sugary PSL at the buck and instead dig into something totally delicious and NUTRITIOUS instead.⠀ ⠀ But here’s the secret, this is a limited edition launch...it selling like hot cakes so you’ve GOT to grab your stash today!⠀ ⠀ Available in the US only (Canada, we’re comin for ya on Oct 11th), each box contains 14 single serve packets. One time orders only, no autoship! Cart opens at 1:30pm EST! Getchos!!!!!⠀ *link in bio⠀
It’s Miracle Baby Monday. Shout out your miracle 👶🏽. Today we are excited to shout out @dyferrent. Check out what she had to say about her miracle baby. “After struggling with infertility, having several miscarriages and losing my Lionel after 6 months in the NICU. I delivered my miracle baby, my Lucas. Lucas was born at 25weeks exactly, five days after the anniversary of his brothers passing. To say that I was nervous and afraid would be an understatement. I think that I was also suffering from PTSD. I remember not wanting to deliver him, praying to keep him safe at all costs, begging him to stay in there because I didn’t want to go through what I had gone through again. We were at the same hospital, with my same care team but I was hoping and praying for a different outcome. My preeclampsia was severe so they had to take him. I was so despondent, afraid to go see him, afraid to walk through those NICU doors but I did it, I leaned on my husband we went to go see Lucas my light. After everything I went through, you’d think I’d lose faith, I didn’t, being in the NICU the first time around gave me so much strength, I grew closer to God, learned patience and I saw miracles every day. Losing Lionel made me grow up, made me realize that I was so much stronger than I gave myself credit for. It inspired me to write the book “Baby went to Heaven” to help explain infant loss to Children. I remember after we came home without him, my god daughter who was about 4 at the time asked me where the baby was and I didn’t know what to tell her. I imagined that many more families were in the same predicament so I wrote the book hoping that it would help others heal.” #miraclebabymonday #miraclebaby #rainbowbaby #infantloss #infantlosssupport #infantlossawareness #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancylossawareness #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesupport #sids #sidsawareness #rainbowofhope #hope
It’s Miracle Baby Monday. Shout out your miracle 👶🏽. Today we are excited to shout out @dyferrent. Check out what she had to say about her miracle baby. “After struggling with infertility, having several miscarriages and losing my Lionel after 6 months in the NICU. I delivered my miracle baby, my Lucas. Lucas was born at 25weeks exactly, five days after the anniversary of his brothers passing. To say that I was nervous and afraid would be an understatement. I think that I was also suffering from PTSD. I remember not wanting to deliver him, praying to keep him safe at all costs, begging him to stay in there because I didn’t want to go through what I had gone through again. We were at the same hospital, with my same care team but I was hoping and praying for a different outcome. My preeclampsia was severe so they had to take him. I was so despondent, afraid to go see him, afraid to walk through those NICU doors but I did it, I leaned on my husband we went to go see Lucas my light. After everything I went through, you’d think I’d lose faith, I didn’t, being in the NICU the first time around gave me so much strength, I grew closer to God, learned patience and I saw miracles every day. Losing Lionel made me grow up, made me realize that I was so much stronger than I gave myself credit for. It inspired me to write the book “Baby went to Heaven” to help explain infant loss to Children. I remember after we came home without him, my god daughter who was about 4 at the time asked me where the baby was and I didn’t know what to tell her. I imagined that many more families were in the same predicament so I wrote the book hoping that it would help others heal.” #miraclebabymonday #miraclebaby #rainbowbaby #infantloss #infantlosssupport #infantlossawareness #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancylossawareness #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesupport #sids #sidsawareness #rainbowofhope #hope
Six years ago today, my hubs walked off a white bus after being deployed in Afghanistan for 7 months. It was one of the best days I can remember and it was the beginning of a really hard, painful, beautiful and redemptive story only the Lord could have written. It was at this time we decided we wanted to start a family. There would be no more long trainings and no more deployments. There was eagerness and expectation. What we didn’t know on this day, was how hard it would be to actually get pregnant and stay pregnant. We had no idea the emotional toll it would take on my body and our marriage. We could have never known we would loose 3 babies before having our rainbow baby. But what we also couldn’t have known was how faithful God was to constantly show up and provide. We couldn’t have known the depths of His love or how to love others in the same way. We couldn’t have known how deep in the pit I would go only to be rescued and set free in order to understand more deeply the significance of the cross and resurrection. We couldn’t have known. This day was the beginning of a story I never want to rewrite. Though painful and full of sorrow, it’s also full of grace and redemption. Only the Lord can write stories like that. So friend, take a moment and recall when your story began. Wherever you might be in that walk. Look for the ways the Lord has walked with you. Look for the ways you are changed. It can be hard to do but it’s important we remember. Because it’s when we remember that we are truly able to give thanks 💕
“I learned that telling my story was an important part of my grieving process.” I listened to @dradammoore podcast today on pregnancy loss. It was amazing and I think really important to hear the perspective of both mother and father in that process. He is a great follow by the way for all things relationship/mental health related. I am seeing that telling my story, and all the many pieces that make up my story, is an important part of my grieving process too. My post about my second miscarriage (and shortest pregnancy) is now up on my blog. A learned a powerful lesson from this one. Link in the bio.
It’s been a week since we attended the Bundled Blessings Fertility Event. It was special night but earlier that morning we were celebrating the life of my sweet grandmother. . “Irrespective of age, we mourn for this loved and lost. Mourning is one of the deepest expressions of pure love. It is a natural response in complete accord with divine commandment: “Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that though shalt weep for the loss of them that die.”(D&C 42:45) Moreover, we can’t fully appreciate joyful reunions later without tearful separations now. The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.” -President Russell M. Nelson . It was quite possibly one of the most emotional days to date, but I loved what this quote teaches. Thank goodness for tearful goodbyes that are full of love so our reunions can be that much sweeter. ❤️ I believe this applies to both my grandmother and my four babies. . I know that families are meant to be forever and that babies who were gone too soon will have some of the sweetest reunions. . I had on my grandmas watch as we went to our event and her necklace. I know she was with me and probably cheered the loudest as we won the $5K fertility grant. She was and is one of my biggest advocates, supporters, and examples. I know that those who have passed are much closer than we realize. ❤️ I know I will have lots of Angels by my side as we keep moving forward. . What are your thoughts and impressions on the beautiful quote from President Nelson?
Thank you so much to everyone that has ordered from me so far. I'm blown away by the support! If you have bought from me I would really appreciate if you could leave a review over on the Facebook page. As a small business just starting out reviews can really help get us noticed. Thanks again! Here's to a new week with new products and more personalised gifts and keepsakes!
Its been three days since I loss my pregnancy today is Sunday and time to take a moment and praise. I know I’m not the only one going through this, I’m not alone.. let’s support each other & say a little prayer.. #pregnancylosssupport #prenancyloss #monicastory #happysunday #blessed
My name is Jodi. I am an Independent Distributor for SeneGence, a Stretch Therapist, a wife, mom to two angles, pregnant with my Rainbow Baby, and of course a crazy cat lady. The last few weeks have been challenging but challenging in a good way. I have been going through moving houses, doctor appointments, and trying to focus on myself and my husband. All these new changes have made me break down, made me open up my heart to new possibilities, challenging me to be better and not to dwell on my struggles. Two years ago my husband and I were given news that our son Liam (at 34wks pregnant) no longer had a heart beat. My world was flipped upside down. From that moment till now I have struggled with loss, comparing, depression, anxiety, anger, excitement, and healing. Almost a year ago I miscarried a little girl who we call nugget at 10wks pregnant. So I have experienced a storm after storm and we are ready for our Rainbow! Life is full of struggles. You can't control what is thrown at you but you can control how you deal. I hit rock bottom and knew it was time to make a change. I reached out because I needed help. I started focusing on myself to get me in line with my self. I have opened up my heart, mind, and soul to define my Why, core values, and to get in touch with my goals! As these weeks have past I have felt relief, love, and healing because I made the choice to not hold anything back! Life will never be normal for me but it will be my "normal". I have had to adapt to my new way of living and to my surroundings because I never want to feel like I did last year! I am making a difference in my life as well as helping other people make a difference in their lives! **yes I’m totally missing my long hair right now😕** #pregnancy #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #ihadastillbirth #ihadamiscarriage #mentalhealth #pregnancylossawareness #myangels #findingbeauty #mynewnorm #openbook #fightingdepression #notgivingup #mylife #myjourney
Have you entered? Check out contest rules at @cryssieaddis and enter to win an amazing self-care package!!! #giveaway
Shout out to all you women, angel mommies for being here for me and just not hiding in the shadows, but sharing your stories of loss, survival, and strength. It gives me hope that our angel babies are playing together 💜 and it makes me feel less isolated in my grief the more we all connect. Thank you to you amazing women. #infantloss #pregnancyloss #pretermlabor #angelbabies #pretermlaborawareness #miscarriage #babyloss #babylossmamas #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancy #brave #women #support #awareness #grief #mybabygirl #alexandria
Just a reminder that this support group meets tomorrow. Please tell your friends and loved ones who have suffered this type of loss. The support group is free and pre-registration through The Monarch Studio website (link in profile) is requested. #boston #pregnancyandinfantlosssupport #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #infantloss #infantlossawarness #westroxbury
Friends, I would like to introduce our sweet Nora! She arrived via c-section on August 2nd, first thing in the morning! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Its been six weeks since we brought her home and it's foreign and familiar all at the same time. It's as if she has always been apart of our family but I am still in awe she is even here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It has taken me so long to introduce her because I know posts such as these can be so hard to see. I want you to know that I get it. I get the "I am genuinely happy for you but also genuinely sad it isn't me." I have had those feelings and those thoughts. So please know its ok to live in that tension. Let yourself walk through it. The Lord is with you and is leading you through. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Another reason it has taken me so long to share is because Nora's birth was somewhat more traumatic for me than my experiences with my boys. I hope to write about it sometime, as I believe it very much relates to pregnancy after miscarriage, the Lord just hasn't given me the words yet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All that to say, life is slowly finding a new normal (all 3 of my children are sleeping at the same time as I type this) and I am finding groove again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just want to say, thank you. Thank you for believing in this ministry. Thank you for your support and your patience as I have been all over the place with Lilia Grace. As the Lord allows, I will be finding a new normal with this space as well.
The clouds aligned 🌸 and all the angel babies say hello to their mamas 💖
So THRILLED to make this announcement and be a part of history!✨ We are honored to have “Season of Passage” chosen as an official selection of the first ever The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival NYC!!!!! @thecuttingroom.nyc Stay tuned NYC for date and time.... . . #seasonofpassagefilm #femalefilmmakerfriday #filmfestival #femalefilmmaker #nycfilmfestivals #thecuttingroomnyc #thecuttingroomnycinternationalshortfilmfestival #awardwinningfilm #iam1in4 #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancylossawareness #womenshealth #thefutureisfemale #ihadamiscarriage
Earlier this week Leanne (Aching Arms Founder & Charity Coordinator) and Lindsay (Aching Arms Trustee) attended Broomfield Hospital to deliver Aching Arms awareness training. The session, led by Lindsay, was in memory of her son Henry, and she told the group of 22 health professionals their story while highlighting the good and bad aspects of her care. The training was received well with staff saying they feel more confident about how to present our bears to grieving parents and understanding what care needs to be given. . . . #achingarmsuk #achingarms #achingarmsbear #achingarmsbears #babylosssupport #babyloss #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #broomfieldhospital #training #awareness #awarenesstraining #volunteer #charity #babylosscharity #hospitaltraining
This is exactly what I try and convey in my new book Help to heal... death does not have to be the end of your relationship. If we continue to talk, share and love we keep our loved ones memory alive 💛 #helptoheal #helptohealbook #grief #griefquotes #griefandloss #griefandhealing #griefsupport #griefjourney #babylossplymouth #babyloss #babylosscommunity #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancyloss #iamfine #iam1in4 #memories #breakthesilence #saytheirname #saytheirnames #miscarriage #taboo #bereaved #bereavement #love #loveandgrief #celebratethem
🦋❄❄🦋 Christmas items are coming soon! Christmas is usually the season of joy but after a loss it can often be the opposite. With this in mind I am creating a range that can be bought as gifts or for yourself to help you through the festive season. Also more jewellery is on its way too!
Healing moment: No, I’m not pregnant again. This book just represents full healing for me. The day after I miscarried, I had a nervous energy to clean. I hadn’t really cried yet (oh it was coming), but I was cleaning. Throwing out maternity bras and, and pregnancy tests- anything that reminded me that I was pregnant literally the day before. Then I saw this book that was gifted to me by my sister. She was with me through everything. She was probably anticipating my break down, because she just watched me frantically clean. She didn’t try to stop me, she just watched me scrub the bathroom as though it would wash away the terror that happened in there just hours before. And then she watched me take this book, along with my ultrasounds and anything I was collecting to start a scrap book, and put it in her hands. I told her I didn’t want them anymore. I couldn’t deal with their presence. She just said ok. And took them. Today, I found where she carefully hid this book. It had actually been in plain sight this whole time. It was in my mother’s stack of books in her daycare. I told my mom that I thought it was time that I took my book back, along with my baby’s ultrasounds. I held them and I smiled. There was no sadness. No resentment. Just the realization that my heart and womb have fully healed, and that is an amazing feeling. #wehealinoverhere #healyourself #healyourheart #selflovestory #blackwomenhealing #loveyourself #pregnacyloss #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancylossawareness #miscarriagesupport #misscarriagesurvivor #fuckfibroids
Let's talk about caring for yourself while in a season of grief. Sister, this is something I did not do well. I have vivid memories of my spiritual walk being absent, my mental state all over the place and my physical well being... well lets just say hormones were all wacky and I just wasn't caring for my body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Something I wish someone would have told me during our miscarriages was that my body would go through a dramatic hormonal shift. I wasn't prepared for that and I really wish I would have been. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This past May, I pulled together 3 people I really admire to share their voice on caring for yourself during loss. Each post is full of encouragement and wisdom and I hope they have been a blessing to whoever might have needed to read them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you missed them, head to the link in my profile, grab a hot beverage, snuggle up and be encouraged!
We are pleased to announce our partnership with @fsucom to create the Anna Allen Scholarship for Obstetrics Fund. The scholarship will provide much needed financial support for a fourth year medical student going into obstetrics who embodies the core values of the FSU College of Medicine; specifically, serving a diverse population and being relationship driven. As part of our holistic vision of helping parents who experience stillbirth, we want to promote educational opportunities for obstetrics doctors in order to promote healthy pregnancies in our state and minimize stillbirth occurrences. To read more about the Foundation and FSUCOM partnership, follow the link in bio to page 26. #wherewillannasfeetgo #FSU #fsucom #education #obstetrics #stillborn #stillbornstillloved #stillbornstillmatters #stillbirth #stillbirthawareness #stillbirthsupport #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancylossawareness #breakthesilence
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STILL making mommy moves, but if I had one wish it would be YOU ✨ __________ #themourningmoms #thoughtsofamourningmom
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 💙 To help spread awareness about pregnancy and infant loss, we are selling pregnancy and infant loss awareness ribbons. These ribbons come as either a lapel pin or a key chain! All proceeds will go back into Project Robby to help us continue our mission of helping families with angel babies. To purchase a keychain, lapel pin, or Project Robby bracelet visit our website {link in bio} . . . #projectrobby #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #pregnancyandinfantloss #pregnancyloss #pregnancylossawareness #infantloss #infantlossawareness #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #babyloss #babylossawareness #awarenessribbon #angelbabies #angelbaby #empowersocial #theelitesuite #socialitesuite #pregnancylosssupport #infantlosssupport #babylosssupport #miscarriagesupport
The pain only gets worse with every second you are gone. Every day is full of what should have been firsts with you 💔 I am determined not to let it defeat me..... I will make something out of your memory 💙 https://m.facebook.com/Arloswish #babyboy #payitforward #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #sayinggoodbye #beautifulboy #memory #stillborn #stillbornstillloved #stillbornbutstillborn #stillbornbutstillborn #iugr #iugrbaby #iugrawareness #gonebutneverforgotten #38weekspregnant #hillingdonhospital #breakingthesilence #findingthewords #fundraising #baby #arloswish #dosomething #awareness
A GRATEFUL HEART // I just wanted to take a moment to thank every single one of you that has taken the time to reach out to me, and to show your support on my previous post. Your comments, messages, and texts are all so incredibly appreciated. I’m truly overwhelmed by the amount of love y’all have shown me😭 I’m way beyond blessed to be apart of such a stellar mom community. I can’t thank you enough for your kind words and prayers❤️ . To the women I walk this path with.... you are all SO STRONG! I really appreciate you sharing your stories with me, and the many thanks I’ve received for sharing mine. Sending out all of my love and prayers for each one of my angel-mama sisters. We are not alone💞👼🏼 #prayingforourrainbow #iam1in4 . If you missed our announcement and would like to read our story... // LINK IN BIO❤️ . . . . . #raisingawareness #angelbaby #TTC #rainbowbaby #ihadamiscarriage #miscarriage #miscarriagematters #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesupport #pregnancyloss #pregnancylossawareness #pregnancylosssupport #motherhoodunplugged #uniteinmotherhood
Happy 3rd Birthday to our Angel 👼🏼Can’t believe it’s 3 years today since I had my surgery for ectopic pregnancy 💔😭 My heart is breaking I feel so numb and finding it hard that we are still waiting for our rainbow 😔 mummy and daddy miss you soo much baby 👼🏼💙💗
It’s not just a statistic. It’s me, it’s you, it’s our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends and family. Miscarriage is not your fault, and you are not alone. #pregnancylosssupport #miscarriage #stillbirth #OCWalkToRemember #IEWalkToRemember #BabyLoss #Infertility #PregnancyLoss #Miscarriage #StillBirth #LifeAfterLoss #PregnancyAndInfantLoss #ForeverFootprints
Have you notice yet 😳 ⠀ Most of the individuals whom we deeply admire, comes from a background of an explosive past. ⠀ They tend to use skills and talents to express that pain and initially we fall in love with what’s being presented to us. ⠀ 🔸Musician/Singers create beautiful notes with the most painful lyrics. ⠀ 🔸Artist/Painters can create artwork with the most appealing picture of a painful memory ⠀ 🔸Writers create stories with the most intriguing words of a painful experience. They literally create a place were you feel as though you’re living in that moment with them. Only to find victory at the end of the story. ⠀ Some of the most amazing people that you adore comes from the most disastrous situations and backgrounds, but they made a conscious decision to turn their pain into power! ⠀ 🙍‍♀️YES MAMA you’re hurting 🤦‍♀️YES MAMA it isn’t fair ⠀ I totally agree! However, don’t forget to acknowledge your surviving ability throughout it ALL! ⠀ You’re a BEAUTIFUL disaster ✨ ⠀ What are you going to do with your pain? _____________ #worldchildlessweek #themourningmoms #thoughtsofamourningmoms
I want to say a huge THANK YOU 💛 to everyone who has commented, messaged, and supported Once A Mother. Not only that but to those who have sent me their love and light. But, most importantly, I want to thank all the brave women who have shared glimpses of their stories with me 👼🏼💫 〰️ I wasn’t sure how I would feel once this project was officially launched but I feel nothing but gratitude and love- and I’m SO glad I decided to follow through with it. - Pregnancy loss, infertility, and pregnancy in general is not easy and I’m here to change the way it’s looked at, AND talked about. However, I can’t do it without the help from all of you. Each of your stories and voices matter. Whether it’s “big” or “small” it still matters. - Email your story to onceamother@gmail.com #OnceAMother
I was absolutely in love with this sign at the @bundledblessingsfertility event. It is so powerful and so full of hope. I have gone through quite a few “worst days,” but I have survived EVERY.DANG.ONE of them! 💪 Some day are prettier than others, but we are survivors and there are better days too come! 💛 . . . #havehope #infertility #secondaryinfertility #miscarriage #pregnancyloss #ectopicpregnancy
Nothing makes me happier when I get news like this. It's an honour and a privilege to be a part of their journey and helping them go from grieving to conceiving to birth. #babylosssupport #pregnancylosssupport #babylossawareness #pregnancyloss #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #miscarriageawareness #miscariagesurvivor #angelbaby #rainbowbaby
🕯More candles are in stock! 🕯 I'm busy beavering away making up existing orders and they will all be shipped by Friday!
🌸 Spring September Special 🌸 We love to give back ♥️ so for every remembrance piece ordered before Sunday, 30 September, you will get a FREE Recognition of Life Certificate in your choice of either Whimsical Leaves or Cherry Blossom. Simply pop the code GIVEAWAY in at checkout xx
12 de Setembro de 2018. Hoje seria o dia em que me imaginava a partilhar convosco a melhor notícia do mundo. Aquela que nos enche o coração, nos faz transbordar de amor e que nos faz gritar bem alto ao mundo o que temos dentro de nós. Hoje seria o dia em que completaria 12 semanas de uma gravidez muito desejada. Mas é o dia em que, em modo de catarse de um processo muito doloroso, partilho convosco o motivo da minha ausência nos últimos tempos... No dia 23 de Agosto, tive a pior notícia que uma futura mãe pode receber... "Gravidez não evolutiva". Numa ecografia em que eu esperava ouvir de novo o coração dos dois pequenos seres que estava a gerar dentro de mim... Apenas pude ouvir silêncio... Dois corações que pararam e que me deixaram a mim e ao meu marido sem chão. Uma gravidez gemelar, com dois pequenos embriões dentro de um mesmo saco, mas que não evoluiu... Assim, entrou na minha vida a expressão "perda gestacional". E assim ganhei duas pequeninas estrelas que estarão sempre lá para mim⭐⭐ está a ser uma caminhada difícil, impossível não o ser, mas que o amor do meu marido e do meu filho e todo o apoio da minha família está a tornar um pouco menos doloroso. Uma caminhada que levará o seu tempo mas em que não posso deixar-me cair. Pelo pequeno Jedi. Pelo meu marido. Por mim ❤️ #momdescomplicadapt #perdagestacional #aborto #abortoretido #pregnancyloss #pregnancylosssupport #pregnancylossawareness #maternidadenuaecrua #maternidade #perdagestacionaleneonatal #gravidezgemelar #twinloss
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