Sunday, January 2, 2011

For my fellow BLM.

I wanted to share different places that I have come across that do special things for our little angels.  Many of these places I got from my friend Tiffany through her blog.

First is Micahs Gift.   This is a mama who lost her little one and then one day wrote his name on a blade of grass. In her words, she could watch Micah grow on this blade of grass even though she can't actually watch Micah grow. When she saw how comforting it was to her, she started taking requests and now has quite a garden of names. I imagine it is quite a sight to behold.

The next one I would like to share is Molly bears.  This mama lost her sweet angel at 34 weeks.  She was given a weighted teddy bear and it gave her an idea to make her own teddy bear the same weight as her child.  When she realized how comforting it was to have something to hold onto that is the same weight as her little angel, something tangible she could hold, molly bears was born.  This mama takes requests for bears for angel mommies.  She does this all for free, she completely works off donations.  I have not received my molly bear yet but we have emailed about it because I was unsure if she would be able to make me a molly bear that weighed 20lbs.  She told it would not be a problem so onto the waiting list I went.

Another one I would like share is Heaven's Doves another mama who has multiple miscarriages and really wanted some way to remember them.  She always thought of them as birds flying high in the sky, so she chose doves,  because they reminded her so much of her sweet angels.  


To write their name in the sand.  To make a request for them to write your child's name is completely free, but if you want the picture without the water mark it will cost.  I had Megan's name done and a friend purchased the picture for me.  Its beautiful, I want to cry when I see all these names of all these angels though.  Beautiful.

I have many pictures of Megan's name in the sand from friends who write her name all over.  One of these days I will try and share them all.  It is so sad that this is all we have left, we find these little ways to memorialize our children, to keep their names alive.  It shouldn't be this way though, we should have them in our arms.  I miss her so much, I miss everything about her.

A friend of mine who has been a wonderful person to talk with and Im so grateful that we were able to meet up and share stories, she bought me this beautiful rock with Megan's name on it.  I adore it.  Treasure Beans is another mama who suffered loss and wanted to reach out and do what she could to help others in her same position.  She designs these pretty little stones and then will take pictures among pretty backgrounds.  Very special. 


I have more to share but I will have to finish this another day. 

8 comments:

mrsnice777 said...

Beautiful!

Mary said...

Thank you so much for sharing these photos. They are beautiful ways to remember your precious Megan. Thank you for sharing Micah's Gift with your readers. It is really special to see all the names growing in the grass. The first names I wrote are still there. It just looks like bunch of grass, but if you look closer you can see all the tiny names. I am buying a new house and will sadly have to leave this patch of grass behind soon. However, I will plant a new patch of wild grass in my new yard. Micah's Gift will have to be put on hold for a few months, but it will resume as soon as my new grass grows. I plan to add all of the angels whose names I have written to the new grass so that I can continue to watch them all "grow" and "play" together. I will let you know when Megan moves to my new patch of grass. I will take a new photo for you if you would like me to.

rebecca said...

So many beautiful, inspiring women! Thank you for your comment on my blog...I felt very much the same way, I thought it would be a post about how much I hated this past year and wanted to forget it ever happened, but then I realized there was also so much love and hope intertwined in the grief and that is what allowed us to survive. Continuing to send so much love your way ((hugs))

Tiffany said...

so very glad that you were able to memorialize your precious Megan in so many ways. there are a few sites that i didn't know about that i will have to look into. i hate so much that it has to be this way. i wish we could have our babies with us. but i am glad that we have a chance to remember them somehow. much love to you my friend...

Amy D said...

I am glad that in Megan's absence, you have wonderful friends and unselfishly giving websites to help you through. I love each and every way that Megan is memorialized and am thankful that each and every one of these ladies has given of themselves to do this for you and others.

Holly said...

There are many wonderful sites out there to help you remember!

Rhiannon said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing. I just wanted to stop by and wish you a new year full of peace, hope and blessings. <3 I am sorry that your Megan isn't with you but know that she will never be forgotten.

MaryB said...

So beautiful! I have been so overwhelmed with emotion when somebody has sent me a photo of a remembrance that they have done for Mabel. It is such a special thing. I love Megan's name in the sand. So gorgeous!