Tuesday

My Forever Child {Giveaway}

*UPDATED* Thank you for sharing your stories of loss and hope. This is so much more than a contest for jewelry and I appreciate your comments. I started a thread in my BlogFrog community about our forever children. Please feel free to continue to encourage each other. The random winner is ~Alison~ Under the Big Oak Tree.

My Forever Child is graciously offering a 10% discount on their special jewelry to my readers who use the code THATFAMILY until May 31.


I tried to get pregnant with my first child for three long years.

I had a miscarriage.

I hated Mother's Day for many years.

I know the pain of infertility and loss.

That's why when My Forever Child contacted me about their unique ministry to Moms who have known loss, I knew I needed to share it with you.

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My Forever Child creates personalized jewelry from the heart, rich with symbolism and meaning. Specializing in tangible reminders to honor and acknowledge our loved ones, while celebrating their life and the love they have bestowed to us. We believe that jewelry should tell a story and be meaningful for the wearer. Our personalized keepsakes are handcrafted upon order in our studio and customized to your specifications. Treasured memories will always be in your heart forever.

~Most of the pieces are handcrafted by Susan Mosquera, jewelry artisan and mother of 4 young children and 1 stillborn baby boy. Her journey of grief, healing, and hope was the inspiration for My Forever Child. Susan’s passion is to be able to help other’s through their life’s journeys with jewelry pieces meaningful for them.

Product Lines:

~Custom engraved handprint jewelry and footprint jewelry from your child’s actual prints. This is a special and unique way to celebrate your child`s life, and to carry with you a treasured keepsake made from their creation!

~Personalized Remembrance and Memorial Jewelry to honor your lost loved ones and keep their memories close to your heart.

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~Memorial Jewelry for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Pregnancy and Infant Loss to honor the tiny souls that touch and change your life, but gone too soon.

~Pregnancy and Fertility Jewelry with genuine gemstones and symbolic charms.

~Hand Stamped and professionally engraved unique Mother’s Jewelry, Family Jewelry, and Men’s pieces to honor ALL your children, both on earth and in Heaven.

In honor of My Forever Child's 5th Anniversary, they are offering one random reader a $50 gift certificate. Please leave a comment for yourself or someone you know that has suffered a loss and that will be your entry. This giveaway ends on Thursday.

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Sierra Mama said...
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Sierra Mama said...

I am entering for my sister Amber who lost her son to premature birth in March of 2009. We miss him so! She had a healthy baby boy this February that we all love dearly.

The Stairs Family said...

I have a friend who delivered a baby boy at 28 weeks who died minutes later from Trisomy 18, she would love a piece from that line.

Genny said...

What a beautiful line of jewelry... what a beautiful ministry.

I have a close friend who lost her first child to a miscarraige and I know something like this would mean a lot to her.

Hugs,
Genny :)

Christy said...

I would love something like this. I lost a 4 month old to a rare birth defect and have miscarried 4 times.

Laini said...

I would like to enter for myself and my three losses.

The Cate Family said...

The jewelry is beautiful. I miscarried my 3rd baby at 13 weeks.

A Dusty Frame said...

Beautiful.
I would like to enter for my sister.
She lost her 1st pregnancy 12 years ago and has never been able to conceive again.
Lizzie

shawna said...

Heartbreakingly beautiful jewelry - I've always wanted something to wear close to my heart that represents all my children - yet nothing has appealed until these.

I have four living children, but I still yearn for the three who went to God before I could meet them.

Sometimes, the only thing that got me through was knowing that someday, I will have all eternity to know them.

Lisa said...

I have a dear friend (also named Lisa) who lost her first child, a girl, to stillbirth. She and her husband are awesome with their son, but they still miss and love their baby girl. I'd like to enter for her.

momfessions said...

I would give this to a friend who lost a baby boy last summer. :(

Heather said...

Entering in honor of my dear friend K who lost her son at 18 weeks. She is due this summer with another son and she is overjoyed. However, she is still grieving the one she lost. I imagine she always will.

krista said...

I've lost five angels, who are waiting on me to hold them in heaven. But I'm entering for my sister who delivered her daughter Brooklynne, at 35 weeks stillborn. I would love for her to have something special, something tangent for the loss of my niece.

Lorie said...

I miscarried on Fathers' Day!

The Herd said...

I am entering for a friend who lost her little one very close to the due date---Faith was her name!!

Joy said...

I would love to enter this for a very dear friend. Her baby boy died a day before he was born. She still struggles to this day (happened 9 years ago) with that loss. She is a special person in my life and I would love to be able to repay her kindness to me.

M at Hidden Valley Simplicity said...

I am entering for myself. It has been 10 months since we lost our son in a 14 week, ruptured ectopic pregnancy that also took my fallopian tube, doubling our already-existing infertility issues.

Thank you for this.
Melissa at writer257@live.com

--Amie-- said...

What beautiful stuff!! I would like one for my Aunt, she suffered 4 miscarriages before finally having a beautiful healthy baby girl!!

Scott and Emily: said...

My sister has lost three babies...she has three healthy babies with her at home and one on the way.

This is a beautiful ministry.

Life With Jack said...

I haven't suffered a loss, but have struggled with secondary infertility for 3 years. Not sure if that counts, but I think the jewelry is beautiful.

Jessica said...

Entering for myself - we suffered a loss at 4 months along - it will be 12 years next month.

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

I'm entering for my friend who lost her 3-month-old daughter to SIDS this year.

PamO said...

Our family suffered a miscarriage after three years of infertility. To tell our 5 year old daughter that the baby brother or sister that she had prayed for every night was not to be was heart wrenching. To realize that my arms would continue to be empty took me to the bottom of the pit. I think of our child in heaven often.
But... God is good and he heals our heart wounds. He also fills those empty arms in His own time and in His own way --- for us, through adoption!

shana said...

I would love one for a friend who lost her baby at about 26 weeks.
Thanks!
Blessings,
Shana

Katie said...

I have been looking for a way to honor the miscarriage of my third baby, this would be perfect.

Shara said...

I have many friends and family members who have suffered miscarriages in the past few years. Any and all of them would be blessed by this type of memorial. What a wonderful ministry!

Rachel said...

I would like to enter for my friend Melissa who has had three babies born into heaven over the last year.

New momma said...

Oh wow this place is just what I needed to get something for my friend who had a miscarriage about 2 years ago and has since had trouble conceiving. Thank you for telling us about them. While I hope to win, I also hope that I will be strong and get it for her anyways.

panykattack said...

I'm entering on behalf of my friend Christy. Almost exactly one year ago she went into premature labor with her twins Aiden and Sophie. They lived a couple hours and then went to heaven.

Beth said...

I am writing for my little sister, Shelly, who miscarried last month after trying for two years. Due to her husband having had a kidney transplant 5 years ago and being on so much anti-rejection medication, they are worried that getting pregnant will be near impossible, making their loss all the more heartbreaking. She's been upbeat about everything until recently and I know Mother's Day was hard for her. I'd love to give her something like this beautiful jewelry for her to treasure.

Cara! said...

Just this past weekend I heard of a new mother who had lost her child at the 19th week of pregnancy. I don't know the whole story but I know that she went in April 30th for her ultrasound and found out she was having a girl and was happy and excited and then the baby was born the next day. It is always heartbreaking to hear stories of miscarriage and loss like this because you always know that it could be you and it always makes you want to hug your little ones just a little tighter.

melanie:::adorkable said...

I am entering for my friend Jennie who gave birth to quadruplets and lost one of the little girls just days after birth.

Britta said...

My daughter suffered a miscarriage, i'll spare you all the details, but it was horrific.

JoAnnC. said...

I have four beautiful boys and have had four losses through miscarriage. Those four precious souls still haunt me to this day. I pray for them, grieve for them, wonder how different and wonderful our lives would be with them. It's a lovely giveaway to honor the lost ones in our lives.

~~ 130 by 30 ~~ said...

I had 2 babies go to heaven . . . and now I am blessed with a son and a daughter . . . it is never easy but it get manageable . . . it has to . . .

TV Watching Mama said...

A friend of mine lost her daughter a day after birth due to a stroke. That was almost 3 years ago and the pain is still very real.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I am entering on behalf of my dear, dear childhood friend Stacy, who lost her daughter Carly on Christmas Eve at 32 weeks gestation due to an Umbilical Cord Accident.

Heather said...

I am entering for my next door neighbor (and friend) who lost her baby girl, Lilly, when she was just two weeks old from a condition that she was born with.

What beautiful jewelry and a wonderful idea.

Jess said...

I would like to enter myself,in memory of my third baby who I lost at 3 months. It was devastating but I came though it. I always hold him/her in my heart. I am blessed to have 3 beautiful children who bring me joy everyday.

Amber said...

I would love to win this for my best friend who lost her first child, Sydney, to anencephaly. Sweet Sydney lived for one hour before going to be with Jesus. My friend has since had three healthy sons, but there is always that piece of her heart missing her daughter.

Amanda said...

I'm entering for my friend Chris who has lost two precious children through miscarriage.

togetherforgood said...

I lost my son Elijah at fifteen weeks. One day he was there and the next his heart stopped beating. He would be two in July.

LStewart said...

I am entering for my manager at work and his wife. They went just a few days ago for their 20 week sonogram and discovered their baby girl had entered into Heaven at about 17 weeks gestation. It has been devastating for them. Their pain is felt by so many of us who are awaiting births over the summer, all due within a few days of each other.

Johnlyn ~ said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway. My sister had two miscarriages before their miracle baby was born. She would appreciate this so much!

The Things We Do said...

we lost a twin....thanks for this giveaway.

Sara said...

I have lost two babies due to 2nd trimester miscarriages! It's still extremely painful! I miss them always!

Kelly said...

My sister-in-law suffered from a miscarriage. This would be a neat gift for her.

Erin said...

Entering for a MOPS friend who just passed the one year anniversary of her daughter's stillbirth - on Mother's Day. She is pregnant again and praying all goes well with this birth.

mandiegirl said...

Some friends of ours lost their 3 year old Bethany Grace in March from leukemia, and I'd love to able able to share this with them!

Karen said...

A great giveaway idea. Wish I had thought of it five years ago when we delivered our stillborn baby girl. I still sometimes wish we had more symbolism, there isn't much when little ones slip away before they slip into this world. Anyways, God is good, He truly is! I rejoice in Him alone. -Karen

dleacock said...

I'm leaving a comment for me. I know it sounds selfish but I know its not. My Husband Eric and I lost our only daughter Kailen Marie to stillbirth on Feb 13, 2007. I went on to have a healthy baby boy to complete our family.

Kristen said...

I have an necklace from them to remember my Angel Baby. I wore it in my wedding.

Crystal M. said...

I have had so many angels in my life. We do the March of Dimes in memory and honor of all our babies.
My goddaughter Abby is my special angel and we are going to do a balloon release for her next month. Which I hope I can pull off and be at since i am starting Chemo soon.
Thank you for all you do and God Bless,
Crystal M.

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Liza said...

I would like to enter myself in this

I lost 2 babies Jamie-Lee and Charlie

I have nothing to remember then by but my memories of the pregnancies so this would such a beautiful way to remember my sweet angels

thanks Kylie-anne xx

Brenda said...

I want to enter my friend who has been trying to conceive a baby for years, finally did to lose him at 22 months gestation to unknown causes. She's currently trying again with no results.

Mrs. H said...

Mama to a "glory baby" (aka stillborn baby boy) myself. It'll be 2 yrs on the 24th. Mother's Day always feels a little empty, despite my two blessings here in my arms. The jewelry and idea of remembering is truly wonderful. Thank you.

Rhianna said...

Entering for myself who lost an 8 week pregnancy. No matter how far in you are 8 weeks or 8 months, it hurts and it hurts for far longer than some might think it should....

Shelly said...

This would be such a nice gift for my sister-in-law, who has recently lost due to a miscarriage.

Tammy B said...

i am that mom. i gave birth to our 1st child, and only son, at 16 weeks. we lost our oldedst daughter's twin at 14 weeks - and just last week had to explain it to her when she figured out that sonograms were her's and not her twin sisters (we had a 2nd set of twins). i would get a bean for her.

Terra said...

I lost my first child to miscarriage in May 2009. Mother's day continues to be a tough day for this mommy of an angel!

Britton said...

I would like to enter myself in honor of the 4 babies we've lost, but the angels we have gained. My angels are never far from my thoughts, and are always in my prayers. I think it would be lovely to have something tangible and precious to keep close to my heart in honor and memoriam.
Everytime I visit your site, I am overwhelmed with emotion, and the tears start to flow. For me, it never gets easier, but it helps knowing that there are people that want to raise awareness and honor and cherish the memory of those that have been lost.

Simply Mel said...

Oh, my these comments are heartbreaking and beautiful all at once! I have tears in my eyes. I have so many friends who have lost babies but am going to enter for myself. I miscarried two weeks ago after trying to conceive for 21 months. This would have been my third child but it still hurt deeply. I struggle with secondary infertility now. It took me almost 2 years to conceive with my first so I know the pain of trying to conceive for the FIRST time and it feeling like it will never happen to now struggling with secondary infertility.
Beautiful jewelry and wonderful ministry!

Jayelynn said...

In 1998, I finally gave birth to my first child, Michael, when I was 41, after struggling with infertility for years. Three months later, I became pregnant again. This second baby, Paul, was born at 20 weeks, however, so he did not have the opportunity to survive. As Michael was growing up, he made plans for the things he and "Paulie" were going to do when they grew up. He designed trucking companies, pizza parlors and skating rinks, all for him and his brother Paul to run. Michael knew Paul died, but he couldn't let go of Paul's future. Even though we never spent any time with Paul, he has always been a big part of our lives. Michael is looking forward to the day when he and his brother Paulie are reunited in heaven. So am I. :)

Sarah said...

End of Apr/beginning of May is the 3 yr anniversary of losing our 4th child at nearly 15 weeks along. Many thanks to Sue Mosquera for her service to grieving families. Thank you for the opportunity to win a gift certificate.

daisie28 said...

After several years of infertility & treatments in December 2009 I got pregnant, but I miscarried days before christmas. The next cycle we were able to do infertilty treatments I got pregnant again. Three days after my birthday, I lost that pregnancy also. I have had two losses in less then six months. I would love a necklace like this.

Michael's angel mommy said...

I'm entering for myself. I love my son, Michael Emmanuel on May 18, 2009. I was induced at 22 weeks 6 days. He recieved a fatal diagnosis of an Encephalocele. He was so handsome. I'm having a very hard time dealing with his passing right now. I just had my first mothers day without him and his angelversary is in 1 week.

Jeffrey and Denise said...

I lost triplets, stillborn. Jacob, Jeremy and Justin. While I am lucky to be a mom to 8 others, I still long for my boys...someday I will hold them again..for now I hold then in my heart.

Hannah said...

I am entering for a sweet friend Michelle, who I got to know through another friend's blog. Her sweet Janie Beth was born at 33 weeks, and only lived for shortly under two days. I would love to be able to give her the gift of beautiful jewelery to remember her sweet little girl.

Mrs. Nichole J. said...

I would love to be entered... In memory of our first little who went to be with our Father. Thank You
Nichole

rachel... said...

I'd love to enter and win something special to honor my second daughter, Ivy, who was unexpectedly stillborn at full-term in 2002. I have gone on to have 4 more children, but I'll never forget my beautiful girl who's not here with us.

Neyir said...

Exactly 4 weeks ago today I delivered our second son stillborn. I had been planning to buy something from her site engraved with his footprint.

Graves said...

I have suffered a loss at 22 weeks and am now pregnant again with my second child. I would love to win this!

Jayelynn said...

I've just been reading through these messages. They are absolutely heart-breaking. My heart hurts for all of them. I think they all need necklaces.

MrsBlehr said...

My only daughter Bella Renae passed away on January 12, 2010 to a rare infant lung disease called Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia. She put up a fight for 22 days. She gives me strength to go on as I know she is now watching over me and I just want to make her proud. I miss her so much and cherish the few things I have of hers from her hospital stay. I would love a piece from this collection...

SM Anderson said...

Wow! I have been trying to figure out what I can have/wear to remember my son Jacob who was stillborn at 21 weeks. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kellie said...

In memory of Lynlie, who I lost at 13 weeks in March 2009. She will forever be loved and missed

sweetnightmare said...

I am entering a friend, who has experienced multiple losses.

kelly6247 said...

In memory of my angel Marshall born to heaven March 12, 2010. He will remain Forever in My Heart.

Naomi said...

I'm 19 and a friend of mine lost her son at 24 weeks. It was a really difficult time as her husband was away so I spent my time with her and looked after her 3yr old son. Would love to give her a little something to remember her gorgeous, tiny son.

I also want to thank you, I really appreciate your blog. Reading about your trip to Kenya has confirmed God's calling for me to work with children in 3rd world countries. God bless!!

ajrussell said...

For my best friend who gave birth to Lilly Bell five months early and never got to hold her in her arms.

PurpleDogMommy said...

So many of us with losses...:(

I'd like to enter this (perhaps selfishly?) for myself. Pregnant 7 times, two live births, one ectopic.

Baby dust and peace to everyone.

e_sherrer said...

So happy to find a place like this.......to help heal hurt and have the chance to be recognized as a mother.

Karla said...

I have had 2 m/c - the 2nd was a year ago Mothers Day. God has a plan...sometimes I just wish he'd tell me more about it!

momma24 said...

I would like to enter for my sister, Robin. She was never able to conceive children of her own. She comforted me through five miscarriages and then has supported me through raising my four dds. She has raised her two step-sons and continues to mother all the kids she comes into contact with.

momma24 said...

I would like to enter for myself! We lost five babies before we had our first dd and then another miscarriage after our third dd. My children all know that we lost babies and often talk about seeing them in Heaven someday. A tangilbe reminder is a wonderful idea.

Tracey said...

I'm posting for myself. I had two m/c and then a lovely full term baby boy, then lost my second to prematurity and infection when he was three weeks old.

girlsinwhitedresses said...

So beautiful. Yes, I've had a loss - and even 10 years later, a post like this still brings tears to my eyes. Thank you.

Jen said...

I haven't had losses, but have been TTC for FIVE years.
My mum, sister, and most of my cousins have all had at least one miscarriage. But my mum lost two sons after I was born .... I'd like to honor them for her.

Sarah said...

I had a miscarriage 8 years ago, before my daughters were born. But I think I'd give the gift certificate to a friend of mine who recently lost twin boys when she was 5 months along.

The jewelry is beautiful, and would be a wonderful way for anyone to remember those lost little ones.

julie mullen said...

I have a few dear friends that have miscarried this year...I'd love to give one of them this wonderful gift.

Cathy said...

Entering for my friend, Lori, who tried for years to get pregnant again lost that daughter close to full term, became pregnant w/ twins and then lost one of the twins...my heart breaks for her still...

january said...

Hi,
I would like to enter Heather for this giveaway.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000138991652&v=wall&story_fbid=112856278755581#!/group.php?gid=113360975346529&ref=ts

She lost a little boy May 18th of last year. His angleversary is coming up and she is no doing well at all. I think that something like this would mean the world to her.
Thank You

Adrienne said...

My daughter Madison was stillborn & earned her wings on April 29, 2008 and tomorrow (May 12th)is her younger brother's 1st birthday! I am entering this because I love My Forever Child's EVERYTHING! My forever Child has been such a blessing for us! Your jewelry, facebook support page and ginuwine support has gotten me through many trying days.

Proverbs 3:5

Everyday Becky said...

I'm so thankful to find this company. I've been searching for meaningful gifts to give to moms who have lost.

After going through four miscarriages myself, I know that pain too well. I have a friend who is there now, and I would love to give a necklace to her. Thank you for this great giveaway, and for remembering how hard Mother's Day can be to many women.

Kim said...

I would like to enter for my daughter that was born last June, 2009 at 83 1/2 weeks. Her death was sudden. Her memory will live on for the rest of my life. Her name was Anna. She has a wonderful daddy and a beautiful big sister Ava. <3

Kim said...

Sometimes I don't think straight...I meant to say 38 1/2 weeks. Sorry about the typo!
oxox

Stacey said...

Your jewlery is just beautiful and what an amazing gift you have !
I suffered 2 miscarriages, one in 1997 at 10.5 weeks, One in 1998 at 6.5 weeks and I lost my Son Dillan 9/17/99 14 hours after birth due to severe prematurity, sepsis, pulmonary insufficiency, PPROM and IUGR. We miss all 3 of our precious Angels Daily and await the day we will ALL be together again !
Stacey

Wander said...

While I was pregnant with my middle daughter...so was my cousin with her first baby.
She delivered just a month before me a sweet girl stillborn.
It devastated our whole family.
She is now the mother of 4 amazing kids here on earth.
I would enter for her!

Erica said...

My coworker and friend had a miscarriage late in her pregnancy this year. She has been grieving for her Hope, and we have been grieving with her. I would love to be able to give her a necklace as a reminder of her precious little baby girl. Thanks for what you do!

Traci said...

Two of my close friends have experienced the loss of an unborn child. I would love to be able to give one of these away to them.

Mary said...

My daughter died when she was 3 days old. We miss her desperately, every day. Tomorrow she would have been 7 months old...

Tracy Bentley said...

I had three miscarriages myself. 13 weeks along on two of them and the third one I don't know how far along I was. this was from 1989 until 2003. I greived for so long because all my friends were having their children. but at the age of 36 ( 2003 ) I found out that I was pregnant once again. 9 months later I was a proud mommy of a 10lb baby boy that is graduating from kindergaten in a few weeks. Now he asks why he does not have brothers and sisters and I just tell him he does but they are in heaven. At 42 he will be my only child here on earth.

lovin' my boys! said...

I delivered my sweet angel baby, Bryce Aaron, in July 2008. He was born asleep at home in our shower. He was one of the most amazing babies I have ever seeen!! I miss him so much!! Time has moved on, but my heart still aches for him.

Lisa said...

I lost my little baby a little over a week ago (May 2)it was the hardest day of my life. Mother's Day was the second hardest of my life. I want to celebrate the fact that this little life existed inside of me.

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Powerful.

I had 2 miscarriages, and it was heart wrenching. I love women who understand the loss as truly a loss of a child. Some treat it lightly.

Also, I have 2 dear friends who have recently miscarried, and my heart aches for them.

Thank you for the giveaway,
Megan

Amy said...

I have a high school friend who has given birth to two stillborn babies, within a two-year period - a pain which I cannot even begin to imagine. She is still childless. I am entering for her.

Torn in Two said...

I am entering on behalf of myself. I delivered identical twin girls on 8/12/09 - Alora & Amara... Due to unforseen complications all three of us were declared dead. The doctors were able to save my youngest and myself. I would love to have something to honor my oldest, Alora Danielle with.

Christina said...

My BFF since elementary school has been trying to have a baby for a few years now and I would love to enter this giveaway for her. Last year she suffered a miscarriage and it has affected her deeply. I know it would mean a lot to her if I could present her with a gift from My Forever Child. <3

Chic Mama said...

I experienced a miscarriage 2 1/2 years ago, but I would like to win this gift certificate for a friend who just lost her baby on April 7- she was born at 33 weeks with under developed lungs. There is nothing harder than watching a father place the coffin of his daughter in the ground. Just horrible.

Lara said...

My sister in law lost her baby boy at only 3 months old, due to complications of being a preemie. I would love to win and be able to give her a small reminder of precious Jaxon...

jenbme said...

Over eight years ago, my daughter was stillborn at 40+ weeks. I have been blessed since then with two sons. However, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her and wonder what she would have been like. Keep looking out for your two brothers, Samantha! We miss you!

Make Way For Ducklings said...

What a wonderful idea for a line of jewelry! Would make a wonderful gift!

Holly said...

I have long wanted something like this jewelry. I have footprints from my third daughter, 6th pregnancy of 9 (2 living children), who died in utero at 19 weeks.

What a wonderful ministry to those who grieve lost little ones.

Tina said...

I'd like to enter for my sweet friend Tracy. She lost her sweet Lauren Grace inutero at 25 weeks.

Sherry said...

I am entering for my sister in law who lost her son, my nephew.. I can't imagine losing your only child..my heart goes out to all of the people that lost a baby/child..May God Bless you all!!

Jill said...

I have one baby in heaven and one here with us now, but I really want to enter on behalf of a friend who recently delivered her twins early... one is out of the NICU and home with them and one is in heaven.

Lynn said...

I struggled with infertility for two years. Painful. Heart-wrenching. I've lost two precious babies.... each one a month or two before each of my girls were conceived.

Amy said...

I've endured two devastating losses. Miscarriage at 6 weeks and still birth at 20 weeks. I would love to win this so I could get something for my sweet babies

Katie Kermeen Swisher said...

Entering for myself - just suffered my second miscarriage...

Michelle said...

I was 26 and it was my first pregnancy, I was 17 weeks preggers when I had a miscarriage July 16, 2009 that day was the hardest day of my life i found out then I was having a little boy his name was to be Kayden James. He is my lil gaurdian angel, i miss him so much. He was to be my christmas baby and this mothers day was pretty rough. I would love to win this $50 gift cert so I can get a piece of this jewlery to remember my lil guy with. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a child.

cfmorton said...

I'm entering for my cousin who delivered her stillborn baby boy at 39 weeks. We will always remember Ethan.

Amy said...

I had my very first miscarriage this year. It was awful. I pray that the women who have gone through this feel peace and love and know that it happens to many of us.

It's still so very hard.

amber said...

I am entering my sister Danette. She has had three miscarriages.

hisgal2 said...

I'm entering for myself. I, like you, hated Mother's Day for a long time. It took us 2 years to get pregnant and I miscarried at 8 weeks. We got pregnant the following year and we lost that baby at 18 weeks due to premature rupture of membranes. I got pregnant a few months after that and we lost that baby at 22 weeks after a whole host of pregnancy problems and 1 month of hospital bed rest. I, unknowingly, got pregnant immediately following that loss and again had a pregnancy full of problems. That baby, however, stayed put until 28 weeks and she will be turning 3 next month! Wouldn't you know I got pregnant while she was still in the NICU? He is my second miracle baby...he went full term and we didn't have a single problem during his pregnancy!

During the years of loss that we experienced, I felt like a childless mother. I couldn't even look at a mother with her infant without feeling a myriad of horrible feelings. I wouldn't wish those feelings on my worst enemy.

Amy @ Finer Things said...

What a beautiful ministry! I want to win for the Schmidt's, who lost their infant daughter shortly after birth.

SurvivorDiane said...

I would be gifting this to my sister-in-law. She lost her only child at birth on Mother's Day in 1995. She has never been able to conceive again. What a precious idea. Wonderful ministry

Jen said...

For my friend Christina who lost her twin daughters at 29 weeks.

nathanormaxie said...

I would love to gift this to my niece who is expecting her first baby in July....Everyone had decided it was not gonna happen

sherna1 said...

I would love to give this necklace to my own mother in honor of my twin sister who passed away 18 months after giving birth to twins. The birth of twins followed a painful miscarriage and subsequent infertility treatments.

Jason and Sandi Rodriguez said...

I'm entering for a friend of a friend. I met her at my friends wedding and found out she was pregnant. Not too long after that she lost her baby during her high risk pregnancy due to a blood clot. I'm not sure exactly what to say to her or how to respond but a gift being sent from someone would be a great way for her to know people are praying for all that have dealt with child lost in some way.

lgayer said...

I would like to enter myself for the drawing. I miscarried in December at 15 weeks 4days due to a molar pregnancy. I know it has been a hard road the last 5 months.

Chelsi said...

I would like to enter my friend who has recently suffered two miscarriages. I know it would be a blessing for her to have something to remember these two little ones by.

David Klungreseter or Kelly Fitzpatrick said...

entering myself--and remembering my two sweet peas who are already with their Jesus.

bella said...

I would like to enter my husband's cousin and his wife. They lost their daughter at 3 months old. Went to bed and woke up dead. They don't know what caused her death but they are broken hearted, can't get past this. THis would be perfect for them. Thank you.

Courtney said...

i lost my baby girl last year at 37 weeks gestation, I delivered, held her and gave her to God all in one day. it was devastating.

i would like to win this for my friend though, she miscarried this year and has been heartbroken. i would love to give her something special to always remember her baby.

Tammy said...

My first son was born at 22 weeks after a placental abruption caused me to go into preterm labor. He lived two hours. I have been blessed with 3 more children, one being born exactly one year after his birth and passing. I had a mother's locket with his picture inside, but it was stolen after our home was broken into and I would be very thankful another tangible keepsake.

Rae said...

I suffered a loss in 2008. Anyone interested or curious is welcome to read it on my blog. I delivered her at home and held her in the palm of my hand. I will never forget her, but I rejoice she knows no pain of this earth and is with the saints above singing praises to the one who created her.
Learning to dance in the rain

p.s. I wish you would let us comment with name and URL instead of google email that's not linked to my blog. It really isolates those of us with self-hosted blogs not to get any link back. Just my $.02.

The Miller Big Top Circus said...

I have a sweet friend that has a baby in heaven because he was born with Trisomy 18. She is an amazing woman and has glorified the Lord in her suffering. Here is a link to her blog

http://thestanfieldjourney.blogspot.com/2008/01/maddoxs-arrival.html

I know that she would cherish a piece of jewelry from this collection. What an amazing way to remember and honor a sweet Maddox.

Kristen said...

Hi Rae,
Thanks for the entry/comment.
I have gone this route with comments for the time being b/c I was continually getting ugly anonymous comments and this was the best way for me to stop then. I am switching to WordPress in the next few weeks, so hopefully it won't be a problem. Thanks for your two cents :)

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

I remember my "first" mother's day... that wasn't. I had found out two days earlier that the baby I carried died. I walked into church and EVERYONE there greeted me with Happy First Mother's Day! They handed me flowers and couldn't understand why I sat in my seat with wet eyes instead of standing when they honored the mothers.

God has blessed me ten-fold since then, but you never forget that first pain of a mother's day lost.

Kim said...

What a great store. I love all of the stuff that they make.

I'm entering because I too used to hate Mother's day. After trying for 8 years to get pregnant with many failed fertility treatments. We finally got pregnant only to loose our first baby a few months into the pregnancy. A year after our loss we had a beautiful baby boy and three months after he was born we were pregnant again with another baby boy. I believe that my little one that I lost is in heaven watching over all of us. That first baby was the daughter that I never got to have.

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Thanks Kristen for this giveaway and for letting us share our stories. My daughter Denham was born & died July 2, 2003. 7 years later things have gotten easier for me, but Easter really does me in. All the pretty dresses w/ ruffles & lace...that I could see my daughter in. Can't wait to see her again one day, but I AM very thankful for the three boys God gave me.

Sarah said...

I would love to be able to give my friend Tara a beautiful piece of jewelry to honor her daughter Kristen.

MamaMaryann said...

We love you and miss you everyday our little angel Gianna. Stillborn 40 weeks, 1 day
July 2, 2007

Rosa said...

i have two precious babies waiting for me in heaven. the first one left for heaven in sept '08 and the second one this past march. they are my only children and my husband and i have been married for 3 years. it is so hard to wait until i get to see them and not knowing if i will ever have a full term pregnancy with a healthy child to love and raise, but the Lord gives me grace and strength each new day. i couldnt go on without Him. trust in Him today :)

Hartwigs said...

My closest friend from college is losing her son to bleeding on the brain. Oh, how I ache for her.

Shirlene said...

Our 1st child, Katriona, was stillborn on Sept 19, 2009. I miscarried our second child on March 1st this year. We've been married 14 years and thought we just couldn't have kids til Katriona came along....apparently I just can't carry a child to term instead. Sue's Jewelry is such an inspiration. at 43...I'll just have to be content with my 2 angels that God is keeping for me.

Tracey said...

I have always wanted something like this for my 5 treasures in heaven.

Amanda said...

Beautiful giveaway! My first loss happened 9/5/2006 ~ one of the worst days of my life. I was halfway done with my pregnancy when we found she was no longer with us. I actually had her cremated and some of her ashes were put in this heart urn necklace that I wore all of the time. Well, one day when it wasn't around my neck my 2 year old got ahold of it and I saw her chuck it in the toilet and flush it before I could get to her. Nothing will ever be able to replace it, but I would love to have something like this to remember not only her, but my most recent loss that happened in January.

*juli* said...

I am entering for a girl I went to school with. In February she had an emergency c-section to give birth to twins 13 weeks early. 2 little girls. 10 days after they were born, one of the little girls passed away, while the other one clung to life. As if it wasn't hard enough living at the NICU, recovering from surgery, she and her husband who had only been married 9 months, had to plan a funeral for their first born baby, who was only 10 days old. I'm not going to say she's one of my best friends or anything, but she is someone I care about and I think something like this would be so meaningful to her. Her 2nd little girl finally made it home and out of the NICU just a couple of weeks ago. :)

Audrey said...

My mother-in-law lost her youngest son almost 14 years ago to a genetic defect. He only lived 27 minutes. We thought for the longest time it was inherited, and I was afraid I would have a child born with same defect. We were all elated 4 years ago when the specialist I saw for my last ultrasound told us we had the same chances as anyone else of having a child born with the defect. It relived my mother-in-law the most because it meant my husband's brother and sister do not have to stress and worry when they go to have children. I would love to win her the gift certificate to show her how much I appreciate how great a mother and grandmother she is.

Tiffany said...

I wanna enter my sister Angel, Her and her husband have been trying to conceive for a little over 3 years now they have gone thru IVI and IVF finally on the frist IVF try they got blessed with a buddle of joy only to find out at there 8 week ultrasound that her babys heart had stopped she and her husband have now lost their only blood child and can not try again she how ever is an AMAZING WOMEN she has been taking care of my neice ( Not her child my other sisters) for almost 8 years and even tho that is not her blood child shes takes care of her as if she was.. On her frist ultrasound picture all the kids called the baby a bean and to look at the necklace it looks just like her bean may she RIP..

Shannon said...

I am entering for a friend who lost the baby they had tried SO hard to conceive and nearly lost her own life as well. Thankfully she is here with their son, but is still very much in grief over losing his precious little sister is a very tragic way.

Stacey said...

I would love one. I just lost my fifth baby, while my husband is on deployment.

Amanda Hoyt said...

This jewelery is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your loss with us. I lost my second child, the one we tried for 13 months for. I had a missed miscarriage on March 26,2008 -I was 9 1/2 weeks along. I was devestated. Still, even after having our third child 7 months ago, I still miss and mourn the loss of my tiny baby. I named him Noah Joel Hoyt which means rest; peace and the Lord is God. Thank you for letting me share here.

Melody said...

What a very unique idea. I'm entering for my friend D who lost her son after just 5 sweet days on this earth.

The Tylers said...

I have a dear friend who lost her son at 10 days old, due to a genetic disorder, after he was born at 28 weeks gestation. Would love to be able to give her a gift to remember him with.

Rebecca said...

I'm praying for the scores of women in these comments who have endured the loss of a child or children. May you be blessed with friendships rich in empathy and encouragement; and may you someday know the blessing of holding your own healthy child in your arms.

Sara said...

I lost my nephew to SIDS four years ago. I would love to give my sister something like this.

Sara

Amanda said...

My sister has had 3 miscarriages. After having a successful (and only so far) pregnancy, I can't imagine the pain of losing a baby before you even get to meet him.

~Alison~ said...

While I know a few people that would love to memorialize a loss of a pregnancy (myself included) I'd like to make my entry for my aunt. She lost her daughter at the age of 3 (almost 20 years ago) due to a heart defect. At such a young age, my cousin was such an amazing child and touched so many people that knew her. At the time, we had a very large, close-knit family and we were ALL hit very hard by her passing. We all have such wonderful memories of her and not a day goes by when we don't think of her. Especially now, when I see traces of her personality in my baby girl! Becky, I love and miss you! xoxo

strong girls said...

infertility and miscarriage are so much more common than most people realize. we miscarried our first child. even though we have gone on to have other children, she is still in my heart. i recieved a letter from my grandmother talking about a child that she lost over 50 years ago.

60 toes said...

I have two friends in mind. One that had a still born baby and another who had a placental abruption and her baby died eight hours after he was born.

Thank you for this give away.

Anonymous said...

Curtis
I would like to gift the certificate to my friend who lost her first baby, sweet Steven, at 10 months last December.

Kaley said...

We just suffered our 5th miscarriage/ loss of a baby on Mothers Day. We do have one beautiful 5 year old but are just aching for the loss of the others. My husband and I were just talking about getting one of these as I feel it will make me feel a little better to always have them with me in some way

SavannahsSmiles said...

We lost our baby girl, Savannah Grace, on October 28, 2008. She was 27 weeks and had a fatal chromosome disorder called Triploidy. My heart aches for her but I know she is dancing in heaven with Jesus.

Quintin's Mom said...

Thank you for posting this amazing opportunity! I lost both my first and second babies: Rylie Rochelle and Gabriel Matthew due to unknown cause at 15 weeks gestation.

What a neat way to honor them!

Maren said...

I still struggle today with the loss of my second child at 17 weeks. I know that my third child has a special angel watching over him

mama2lsa said...

I lost my newborn daughter 4 years ago and there are still days when I don't feel like getting out of bed. But I do, and it does get better!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

It's been 4 years since I lost Isaiah. At times I still weep for him and think about him.

I purchased a plaque for our wall at the time in memory of him that says “Rejoice in every good thing that the Lord thy God has given you” found in Deuteronomy 26:11 because, though it was a painful loss, Isaiah was a a good thing

Dawn Norman said...

I can't even read all the comments. It makes me cry. We lost our 3rd child to a miscarriage last November but are now pregnant with our 4th. It made Mother's Day so much easier knowing I was pregnant. But I would like to enter for my sister-in-law that lost her first pregnancy in December right after my miscarriage. It was heart wrenching and still makes me cry.

Lisa @ Simplified Saving said...

I would love to win this for our neighbor. Last week, they lost their baby girl. She only lived 1 day. Our neighbors are not believers and although we have been sharing with them for over a year, this has opened doors we never would have imagined. We are praying that God will use this horrible tragedy to bring our neighbors to know Him.

Missy said...

My cousin's wife, my best friend, has had two miscarriages. I think our family often forgets those when we see her four healthy children. However, Rachel remembers them every day. I would love to give her a gift certificate to have something to wear that reminds everyone of her angel babies.

Candy M said...

What an amazing ministry...
I'm entering for myself. After the birth of our son, we suffered infertility for 8 long years. We were blessed with a little girl. We have gone on to try to conceive again, only to suffer two heart-breaking losses, one a 2nd trimester loss, which was devastating.

Angela W. said...

I would love a piece for myself. I've been searching for just the right thing to mark my miscarriage for me. I feel the need for something tangible. This is such a ministry. Blessings on those who've chosen to create these beautiful rememberances.

dawn said...

I would love to enter. My son Aidan was born with a number of health problems and died at age 4 months. This was almost 11 years ago. God has healed me, but this little boy will always be a big part of me.

Mom2three said...

We have several close friends who have suffered a loss due to miscarriage. Three of them were pregnant at the same time as their own sisters, and have a constant reminder of their loss. It has been heart breaking to see them go through this and all three of them have had two miscarriages each. This is for all the children they long for and miss.

Jenni / Jennifer Saake a.k.a. InfertilityMom said...

After a decade of infertility, we are blessed with three miracles living on earth and three more awaiting us in Heaven. I was thrilled when Holley Gerth told me of your give-away so I could share the link with my readers at http://hannahshopebook.blogspot.com/2010/05/heaven-born.html Thank you for this beautiful resource!

johnsoneg said...

I am entering this for myself. I lost our little boy at 18wks gestation last July, we found out he had Triploidy---No parent should ever hear that their baby won't live. I think it is quite possibly the worst news I have ever heard. I still have days where I wish he was here with us. This last year has been one of the most difficult--we have been trying for another child but have had no luck. I know we eventually will have another baby, but in the mean time it is difficult.

johnsoneg said...

I am entering this for myself. I lost our little boy at 18wks gestation last July, we found out he had Triploidy---No parent should ever hear that their baby won't live. I think it is quite possibly the worst news I have ever heard. I still have days where I wish he was here with us. This last year has been one of the most difficult--we have been trying for another child but have had no luck. I know we eventually will have another baby, but in the mean time it is difficult.

Tammy said...

What a nice giveaway! I am entering for myself, I lost a little one just over a month ago. Thank you for the chance to win.

trooppetrie said...

oooh man,this would be so wonderful. it would be like having my son out with us when we are in public.

Cecilia said...

My son Ethan was born still April 28,2009. I can't wait to see him again one day!

Kristina said...

Even though I have lost three babies to miscarriage, I would enter on behalf of my friend at work who lost her son to stillbirth in January, and has never spoken about him since then. I would love to be able to show her that her son is not forgotten, and that it is O.K. to remember him.

Cmerie said...

In tears just reading the product line. What a beautiful idea! Please enter me.

Tori said...

How beautiful! I have multiple reasons for entering, but would like to purchase something for a friend who lost their baby a week after birth. I know this would mean a lot to her. Thank you for the chance to enter!

Kara said...

I am entering on behalf of myself, I guess..lost one to a miscarriage and another at full term due to a genetic disease.

Melissa Joy said...

I would love to win this for myself (I have lost five babies), but if I did win this, I would get something for a friend of mine who has also lost five babies ~ and who is going through so much heartache just now.
Thank you for sharing with us!

mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

janenes said...

Although I lost my first baby to miscarriage, I would like to enter on behalf of my neighbor who had twins at 25 weeks and lost her daughter, Morgan in April. . .her son Mason is still in NICU and could use our prayers.

Ann said...

We were so thankful for our beautiful daughter. We prayed that we could be blessed with more. I miscarried an angel that is forever in my heart.

Amy said...

I would love something from this line to honor my sweet Leah Grace, who I lost at 17 weeks pregnant, and her little brother Abram whom I miscarried at 9 weeks due to chromosome issues.

steph said...

I would like to enter for my friend who tragically lost her son at the age of 6. I have his hand prints from about 3 months before he passed and his infant foot prints. I would love to get her a pendant so she can carry that piece of him with her.

klarsen said...

I have 3 sweet babies in Heaven. 2 I lost early to miscarriage. I lost my daughter Hannah at 18w4d. My water broke due to infection and she was much too little to survive. What beautiful jewelry to honor these sweet babies.

xxx Katy
hannahshonor.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

I am entering for my cousin Nicole, who has 2 little twin angels in Heaven. This is beautiful jewelry, thanks so much for the chance to win.

Lara said...

I am blessed to have my first child here on earth with me, but since having her I have lost 5 beautiful babies (Audrey at 19w6d gestation, and 4 other angels lost at 5 and 6 weeks). Wearing a tangible memory of them would mean so much.

Christi said...

What a lovely reminders of our heavenly babies!

~ChristilynnWildman at yahoo.com

lovingmylord said...

Just a few days ago, my church friends, Rebecca and Landon, delivered their first child stillborn at 6th months along. Little Isaiah is missed so deeply. Would love to bless Rebecca with something like this while the pain is so fresh and real.

mel said...

i lost my first born at 20weeks and 2days.We named him Connor i am still struggling alot with my lost as we had tryed for four and a half years before we fell pregnant.he was born sleeping on the 30/06/09 and evry day is a hard day..i am coming up to his first angelversary its so hard

Casey Eade said...

i lost my 1st child when i was 17 weeks on the 27-05-2007
it hurts every year
then in 2009 i had a baby girl named izabella she is the reason im still here..

im life went down hill after losing my baby but falling pregs with her made me see that i need to be here in this world no matter how much i wished i wasnt


now 3 yrs later 2 weeks b4 my baby 3yr brithday
i have a good life
i still miss my little one everyday but i know when i feel the wind in my ear its my angel telling me then everything is ok & that my angel is still here with me 2day

r.i.p my sweet angel

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