October 1 is a sad day for us; the worst day. It’s the day, in 2010, that we heard those two words that changed everything for always: no heartbeat. We know baby Hope wouldn’t want us to be sad every … Continue reading
No big news to report, but that’s not a bad thing right now! We have decided on an agency that we love! We are excited to work with them & are so sure that they will help unite us with … Continue reading
I have never felt so lost or alone. I’ve never been more loved or cared for by husband. I would have done anything to be the one with no heartbeat that day. I always know exactly how old she should … Continue reading
On Mother’s Day, we went out for a nice breakfast at one of our favorite local places. David got roses the night before, red for his mom and pink for Hope and me. We got one for each year and … Continue reading
Happy Mother’s Day to the Mamas of angels & the Moms still waiting. xoxoxoxoxo I am blessed by so many people who love & honor the way I chose to be Hope’s Mama. She is a precious part of … Continue reading
Monday is icky. Monday after vacation is just plain wrong. My 5am alarm was ugly. I was just so tired and grumpy as I drove to work in the rain this morning. But, dang, I sure was excited to … Continue reading
Today is supposed to be my favorite day. We are supposed to be celebrating. There should be cake, and presents, family, and laugher. But there isn’t any of that. Today is supposed to be Hope’s birthday. Her 4th birthday, … Continue reading
I’ve been so in love with creating bracelets lately. It is just so amazing to me to create something that actually goes out into the world.
I usually work in art journals and doodles, which may end up being shared in a random social media pic here & there, but that’s about it. When I started making bracelets, that all changed & I really love this new way I am sharing a bit of my creativity.
What I love and cherish even more is that my art is helping us get to our sweet Baby J & our prayers for parenthood. Each sale brings one step closer to our baby dreams.
Each bracelet holds a secret, too. A little bit of love from our sweet angel Baby Hope. I use one of her special memorial bricks as part of my work surface. I love that her memory is a part of each special bracelet. She is always with us. We have several memorial bricks, one was installed at the Angel Garden, one sits in front of the mantel in our living room, and now one rests in my workshop as a piece of my art. It means so much to us that she is part of this process.
We love you, Hope. Always.
Today I spent the afternoon with some amazing women from SHARE Atlanta, the awesome miscarriage and infant loss support group that helped us process losing Baby Hope and honoring her memory. We met at Sips & Strokes in Sandy Springs … Continue reading
My honest, right from my heart, response to the social media upset about the commercial that made people sad during the Super Bowl. Kids die. Babies die. It sucks, believe me, but it is real. I get so sick of … Continue reading