Today is my giveaway for the 25 Days of Giveaways. Thank you to Tina for this wonderful idea of helping babyloss moms through the holidays. I remembered doing this last year and it was certainly a needed "distraction" during such a difficult time. Our thoughts are never very far away from our babies but at least there was a focus....something to think about and look forward to each day and share with others that are on this journey. I met several BLM friends through this and, as I have already this month, have found new stories and old stories and some of them very similar to what I went through. These friends helped me through tough days and I would do the same with comforting comments or emails, letting them know someone else was walking very close to them on a very similar path. This community is therapy for many of us....therapy we could have paid a professional for, but never received the empathy of "I've been there...so I know how you feel." Thank you to everyone out there who has helped a fellow baby loss mom out with kind and comforting comments, an email, a letter, or whatever form of support you offer.
And on to my giveaway! When Chase died, my sister found this wonderful website and worked with the creator on a custom canvas that perfectly represented our little boy. They spent a lot of time on getting the art just right, the words just right and everything she wanted it to say.....while keeping it a secret from me the entire time! The creator of this website is an artist that loves every piece she creates and does so with a compassion and care that gives the customer the most adorable, special piece of art to display. The balloons on this canvas are the exact colors that we sent off to Chase the day we got home from the hospital, the number of balloons for each person in our family, his stats, the words that we said to him. Everything was perfect--couldn't have been more fitting. She also had a Picture Pal made that matched the canvas! It was very touching and I was very emotional when she gave it to me. Thank you to Therese for all her time in creating the special piece for me and my family!
So this is what I am giving away today......TWO (2) $25 gift certificates to Farmhouse Five for you to choose your special piece(s) for your little one. I promise you will absolutely love her store and find several things to choose from. The quality of work is amazing....just like her talent. Leave me a comment and if you like, tell me what is your most special "thing" that you have made or had made that represents your angel baby. Tonight I will use random.or.g. to choose the winners so check back tomorrow to see if it is you!
Thanks for reading & Happy Holidays to you all!