Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy weather & Happy Moment winner

Do you ever notice that when the weather is nicer your mood is better? Today the weather was incredible!! It was near 70 degrees F today with the sun shining brightly and the wind blowing lightly. It was just wonderful to walk out of work and be greeted by the warm sunshine and the colors of fall. It was so nice that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to go visit Carleigh.

It was so cute, when I asked Kyndra if she wanted to go see sissy she said in an excited voice, "Yeeeeaaah!" I just love how she knows which stone is Carleigh's. She always heads to it first and spends a few moments there. She even gave her stone a hug without me telling her too! Kyndra then went exploring around the cemetery and I came across 2 baby graves. One from 1992 and one from 1998. They actually aren't too far from Carleigh. It's nice to know that there are a few babies not too far from her. It makes me think they can keep each other company. :)

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It's time to announce the winner of the Pregnancy-Infant Loss Personalized Bracelet from My Forever Child. All entries that had a happy moment were counted. There were a total of 20 that shared.

Congratulations to Jen @ attempting to love life without her!!!

Enter a lower limit: 1
Enter an upper limit: 20
Random number: 16


Jen said.... "I am fortunate that I have several good memories with Ella.. MY last really good moment was on the way to the hospital after her mickey was put in..she was starting to have seizures.. I held her in the back seat of the car and she reached up and was playing with my hair and smiling..WHILE having a seizure (at this point it was just starting) she was so sweet and so precious.. when we got there she worsened and was never herself again.. but that last moment when she recognized me, its the best..."

Jen, please email me your contact information and what you would like the sterling silver bead to be personalized with at caring4carleigh@yahoo.com and I will forward the information to Sue and she will get your bracelet to you.

Thank you to everyone who shared their happy moments. I enjoyed reading every one of them!

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Hey, guess what! I am sneaking another giveaway in right now!! This giveaway is also from My Forever Child and it is for a Pregnancy-Infant Loss Support Ribbon Suncatcher. Suncatchers are perfect for hanging in your car. Both my husband and I have one and have put them in our cars. There is nothing special you have to do for this giveaway except for leaving a comment telling me you want to be entered. This giveaway will end tomorrow at 5 pm!! So this giveaway is only for the next 24 hours!!

And in case you are wondering, "why all the giveaways?" Because as a babylost mom, you deserve something special and I thought Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month would be the perfect time to give away items to help remember your baby and to thank you for all of your support! Please watch out for even more giveaways too! There aren't many days left in October and I have to fit them all in!! Remember that God loves you and so do I!!!

24 comments:

Ms. Sarah said...

I know my mood is always nicer when the weather is nicer. We hit high 80s today. That made me one happy girl.

congrats to your winner :)

Rikki said...

You are such a kind hearted person :)
It is just starting to get warm where i live. I am a winter person but having the sun out these last few weeks has been so nice.
I would love to be entered into this giv away.
Sorry i am taking so long getting the photos uploaded the computer decided to break on the weekend so now that it is working again i will try to get them done as soon as i can.
xxx

Mary said...

I love beautiful days too. They just make everything a little happier!
How cute is Kyndra to go hug the stone! So sweet!
I would like to be entered in the giveaway also ... :o)
Hugs!

Mindy said...

Hi ... I just wanted you to know that I have been thinking alot about you for a while now and praying for you and every mother who has lost a child. My heart just grieves for each and everyone of you. I would like to be in this give a way because I would like to have something that everytime I see it I could say a prayer for Jesus to hold each of your babies and each of your hearts close and to heal and be comforted in any way possible.
A friend of mine has a boy that just turned 3 and one of his friends passed away from complications of samanila (sp?) posioning.... At church while watching some children sleep yesterday a song came on and it said "they are only little for a little while" We never know what tomorrow brings. I pray that your tomorrow brings comforting from Christ himself.

Once A Mother said...

wow, the happy moment shared here was just beautiful. So moving. I think it was her daughter's gift to her, that last happy moment together.

I love the stories of you and kyndra visiting carleigh's grave. I had the same feeling today, I wanted to share the beauty of the day and the weather and the leaves with Peyton. It is so comforting being near her for my visits to her spot. I think it is sweet to think of those babies playing with carleigh, each looking down together talking about the people coming to visit them... carleigh is the luckiest though, she gets visits AND hugs from her big sister. Sending you hugs and love.

I would love to be entered too. Giveaways are fun, they add a little excitement to our days :)

Anonymous said...

You are so sweet and I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I wanted to tell you that I just cried and cried at your videos last week of Kyndra kissing Carleigh's headstone. That was the sweetest sisterly love I have ever seen.Glad your day was better.
Blessings, Sarita

Jodi Lansink said...

I AGREE about the weather thing---I am always grumpy on cloudy, rainy days...and when the sun is shining, I am motivated and happy(for the most part!)

I think it is great you are doing the giveaways this month----you are a true inspiration and have such a kind heart!

The Blue Sparrow said...

Aww that is so sweet that she gets so excited to see her sister! I know what you mean about liking that there are other babies near by. Bryston is buried in one of 3 areas of our cemetary dedicated to only babies. The areas are markes babyland 1,2, and 3. Please enter me in your giveaway too, how exciting! Keeping you in my prayers *Big Hugs*

Mommy said...

I would love to be entered :)

croleyc69 said...

Glad it was a nice day for you and you had a good visit. I also think that's so neat that Kyndra knows which one is Sissy's and giving it a hug to.
Congrats to the winner & I would like to be entered. Giveaways are so much fun and you are so kind. Thinking of you always :)
Caroline

Ashley said...

I love how my mood gets so much better when the weather is nicer. I'd love to be entered int he giveaway. I've been super busy getting stuff situated between moving and going to a wedding over the weekend and sprucing up their pictures since their photog was only there for an hour instead of the 6 they paid for.

mommy_2_alexander said...

I would love to enter this giveaway. I lost 5 babies in the last couple of years due to miscarriage and although I know that they are in a better place I long to hold them. I try every day to do things to remember them and not the losses. My goal next year is to create a special Prayer Garden for all to see. Although my children might be nameless they are still my children and I believe need to be remembered!

Thanks for doing this. I always love reading how good or bad you are doing. Thank you for sharing with us.

Ali <3 <3 said...

I would like to be entered in the contest, I think it would be really awesome to have a suncatcher to remind me of all the Angels my son is playing and swimming with.

Also, I wanted to say that you sharing Kyndra's and your adventure to see her sister was an incredbibly heartfelt story. I would LOVE to have someone besides myself to share the loss, and love; of my son with for eternity. But, men greive very differently; and my husband (the only who I could connect to through this) would rather forget about him, than experience happy moments of his life all the time. My son was not buried, although sometimes I wish I could cherrish a headstone. Beautiful and heart melting story.

By the way, when the weather is bad; I have better mood- but I've always been much different than everyone else. LOL. I love the walking in the rain, because no one can see me cry. Rain honestly makes me So happy, I love the smell, and the beautiful skyes after rain, before rain, and during rain.I just wanted to share that.

Ali

Ali <3 <3 said...

Also, you are an amazing woman; full of a strength many only hope for. You are doing a beautiful, and wonderful thing by helping other greiveing parents go through something you had the sad opprotunity to experience. I commend you for making a terrible event into a heartfelt and compassionate way of helping other.

lost--for--words said...

That is so sweet of you to be giving away all those gifts! I would love to have a chance to win :)
My kids like going to visit their sister too... I'm still really struggling with the thought of her being under that ground... But somehow once I get there I feel much more peaceful when I am with her, at her grave. I'm shocked by the number of infant graves in our cemetary, there are so many and it breaks my heart for all those families.

Just Breathe said...

Congratulations Jen, I'm glad you won! I went over to My Forever Child, they have beautiful items.
How sweet of you Holly to do the giveaways. I agree with the weather helping your day. Even I notice a difference in myself. Our summer was so hot, this fall weather just makes me want to get outside. How sweet Kyndra is. Take care & God Bless.

Bree said...

I'm so glad you are feeling a bit better. It's so moment to moment, isn't it? I know I've told you this before, but you are amazing! You express your grief in such a beautiful way and do such a wonderful job of honoring Carleigh with your actions.

Jen said...
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Jen said...

I agree it makes it so much better for the sun to be out and to be nice. Cayden goes to the cemetery with me sometimes too..it sounds like Kyndra is just a doll..so sweet.. it just made me smile to hear that..

and thank you! I have never entered/ won anything before =) hugs and here is to more good and beautiful days!!

Anonymous said...

I am a fellow ABFA member and follow you on your site. I'd love to be entered!!

Stacy

Laura said...

So very true about the weather! I love the cool crisp air of fall and taking a deep breath in always improves my mood!!!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

I am with you...sunshine and warmth do wonders for my mood! Thank you for this sweet post about the love between two sisters. I would love to be entered into the suncatcher giveaway. Can't believe I missed the other...and an opportunity to share a happy moment about my time with my sweet babes.

So...if you don't mind, I'd like to share them here, anyway! =)

My happy moments with Faith and Grace were watching them on the ultrasound screen as Faith sucked her thumb quietly and Grace swam wildly about. And, of course, as my labor began and the first snowflakes fell silently out the window.

My two favorite Thomas moments are when he opened his eyes to look up at my for a brief moment. And, the joy of singing to him as he left my arms and went straight to the arms of Jesus.

Thanks for letting me share, even though I'm too late. And...thanks for your beautiful heart for grieving moms.

Love you...

Nickel Pickle said...

We have had some nice weather here too, glad to see something other than rain for once!! :)

Ang said...

I know the giveaway is done, but I wanted to let you know that there is an award for you on my blog. Stop by and grab it when you get the chance. http://justanarmywifejustamommy.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-first-blog-award.html

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