Thursday, March 29, 2012

Joseph Riccio

Mom Linda had this to share about Joseph:  "Joseph was a kind and caring person. He was a well-rounded student and will always be remembered for his love of life, dedication to his academics and his love of sports and music.  Joe loved life and all it had to offer.  He was taken from us on November 18th, 2008, from a missed diagnosis at a local ER.  He died from bacterial tracheitis, which could have been prevented.  We miss him so much,  He will be forever in our hearts."

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Baby Boards.....LOVE them!!!

Have I got a treat for you all!  I wanted to tell you about a special project that my beautiful friend Misty is working on, most especially for the baby/infant loss community.  She has just opened up a new vinyl shop called Writing on the Wall.  And, with the opening of her shop, she has started a project called Baby Boards.  Now, this project is close to my heart for two reasons.  The first is the beautiful board with your baby's name that you can create.  

We all know how special it is to those of us who have lost a baby to see their names written any and everywhere.  And these boards are made even more special by the fact that you can choose something to be written going through the middle of your baby's name.  Below is Noah's.  I chose the phrase from the book "Love You Forever".  It's paraphrased just a bit but it goes like this:  

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be 

I used to read that book to Noah while he was in my tummy.  I thought it was appropriate in the sense that he will be my "forever baby", never having the opportunity to grow older.  And, can I tell you what I dream about??  What I pray it will be like when I get to Heaven and am finally reunited with Noah??  I often dream that when I finally get to Heaven and am reunited with Noah that he will still be my little baby boy and I will finally get to raise him as I wanted to here on earth.  (((sigh)))  Wouldn't that be lovely?? 

Anyway, the other reason this project is so close to my heart is simply because of who it is that is providing this beautiful product.  I met Misty not long after we got Noah's diagnosis.  She too was given the grim news that her baby Isaac had anencephaly and went in search of comfort and support and ended up in the same groups that I was in.  We just clicked.  We've been through the worst any mother could go through together and it has bonded us like nothing else.  So, you can definitely trust me, when I tell you that this project comes from the most tender place in her heart imaginable.  

I really hope that you will check her out.  I really hope that if you want a board that you will order one.  She has special pricing for those of us who have lost a baby/child.  And, as you can see, her work is just amazingly beautiful.  Even better in person!

What's even better is that she also does other boards/blocks.  

What better way to honor your baby then by having their name and maybe even their birth date and weight on blocks/boards to hang, stand, show to all that your baby was real, your baby was here, your baby was loved......  

So be sure to check Misty's shop out at Writing on the Wall.  I know she would just LOVE to make a baby board to help honor your baby!  

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Angela Marie

Mom Nicole writes - "Always in our hearts"

Friday, March 16, 2012

Carleigh McKenna

I met Carleigh's mom Holly within a week of getting Noah's diagnosis.  She and I unfortunately got our sad news on the same day and both of us sought solace through two different Yahoo Groups - one called Anencephaly Support and Anencephaly Angels From Above.  Both are closed groups in which you have to request to join.  I am not sure that these groups are still as active but they were wonderful resources for the newly diagnosed on to someone years into the journey.  Many have since gravitated toward Facebook and the groups available there.  Two that we are members of that are also wonderful are the Anencephalie Info group and the Anencephaly Angels group.  For myself anyway, the Facebook groups are more easily accessible since I am on Facebook fairly frequently anyway.

Holly has been and continues to be a wonderful friend and is an amazing woman!  I would love for you to read more about Holly and her beautiful daughter Carleigh at her blog Caring for Carleigh.


I met Anouk's mom Monika when we first found out about our son Noah having anencephaly.  She runs a very informational, supportive website called Anencephalie Info.  If you find yourself faced with carrying a baby that has this then I urge you to visit her website and also her Facebook group to get answers to the questions you might have on what it is like to have a baby with anencephaly.

Trent Avila

Trent's mom Alyssa writes this for her baby boy:  "In loving memory of Trent Avila, Beautiful little angel you will be forever missed."

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lily Katherine and Luke Shiloh

Lily and Luke's mom Hannah Rose writes:  "Darkness to light, sorrow to joy, winter to spring"

Please visit their blog Rose and Her Lily to read more about this sweet family.


Dad Joey writes:  "Lily, I will always love you, little girl.  And you will always be my first baby."


Wyatt has a twin brother named Ryder.  They suffered from TTTS (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) and Ryder has Cerebral Palsy.  You can read more about Wyatt and especially about his brother Ryder at Rambling About Ryder.

Jonathan Levi and Asher Brennan

Asher Brennan 
(read more about this sweet baby boy here)

Jonathan Levi 
(read more about this sweet baby boy here

Please visit A Mommy's Blessings to read more about this sweet family.  

Samuel Alexander and Benjamin James


Please click on the link provided to learn more about Eve -

Jack Oliver Young

Isn't he precious?!  I love that his initials spell out the word "JOY"  :-)

Danielle Renae

I met this beautiful baby's mama through Baby Center.  She requested extra pendants which I happily made for her!

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Hurt & The Healer by MercyMe

This is a beautiful song.  I hope you like it as much as I do :-)