Sam is an angel that was brought into my life. Here is our journey back home...

Sam is an angel that was brought into my life. Here is our journey back home...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Congenital Heart Defect Week

In honor of my fellow baby loss mothers, my niece, my dear friend and her son Braden, and a friend that recently lost her son with a CHD, I need to share some awareness about CHD. CHD effects 1 in every 100 births. There is an adorable picture of my niece with a cute lil' onesie on saying, "I'm 1 in 100", I wish I could get my hands on it. I would love to share my niece's story but I am not sure my brother would approve. Let's just say she truly is a miracle in the making. This little girl fills you with sunshine the minute you lock eyes with her. She has endured more than most children her age and has conquered more obstacles than we ever thought possible. She is a true inspiration!

There are tons of outlets out there if you or someone you know has CHD or has a baby/child with CHD. Mended Little Hearts has been a help to many families I know. Here is a page on their site that has a load of resources.

Francesca at Small Bird Studios has had a guess blogger on the other day to share awareness on this matter. Click on this link and take five minutes to read about Cora.

This Valentines Day and all through February, don't just think of the cute lil' hearts that cover cutesy cards and decorations, think about the hearts that are scared, broken, and mended and spread the word about CHD.

Congenital Heart Defect Week February 7-14.

Heart of Gold Charity in Braden Petska's memory.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Just another day

First I have to get something off my chest. After being home sick for almost 2 weeks, yes, 2 weeks. I have watched my fair share of TLC. Well, yesterday they really were promoting the premiere of the 19 and counting new season. They even were showing clips from the latest babies funereal and when the parents found out about the loss of the baby (sorry I don't know names). Even promoting how much their lives have changed and how they will make it through this as a family.

But, did you catch something...

It's still called 19 and Counting.

What type of bull shit is that? Is TLC now recognizing their stillborn baby, Jubilee,  as a Duggar? What kind of message are they trying to send the "normal" society we families of loss are walking among. This precious life needs to be recognized and remembered. Just as she mentions in her letter to Jubilee, she has 21 children, "19 here and 2 in heaven".
Michelle Duggar shares a beautiful letter she wrote to Jubilee.


I also had to share a post from Fran over at Small Bird Studio's. This post is incredible. She gives a beautiful insight to the world of a baby loss mother. Her words flow so smoothly when describing the feeling that are forever with us.