Frugal Foodie Mama: ~On the Wings of Angels Memorial Bracelet Giveaway~

Monday, October 8, 2012

~On the Wings of Angels Memorial Bracelet Giveaway~


October is not just about the pink and saving the tatas.  October is also dedicated to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness.  Throughout this entire month, I will be doing my part the best that I can to raise awareness, to break the silence, to make the heartbreaking topic of pregnancy & infant loss less taboo.  
I wasn't always so outspoken and forthcoming about my losses.  There was a time when I didn't talk about my sweet angels.  There was a time when it seemed no one wanted to hear about my babies who were too precious for this earth.  
But I realized I was doing myself a disservice.  I was not honoring my angels like I wanted to.  I was not making myself available to other grieving mamas who may need a safe place to talk, to vent, to just be.
So, I started talking about them.  My miscarriages.  My babies. My unexplained secondary infertility.  
At first, to just a somewhat anonymous Twitter community.
And then finally I came out to my friends and family.
And I found that it has been helping me heal.  My heart will never be completely unbroken.  That is not possible.
But talking about my precious Peanut and Blueberry, being there for other grieving mamas has helped eased the pain.

I knew that I wanted to do a few special things for my grieving mothers out there this month.  For one of these, I commissioned my sister of Gems by Ginny to create this beautiful bracelet of baby blue and pink crystals adorned with silver angel winged hearts.  I wanted one of my fellow mamas of a sweet, sweet angel to have this.  To wear this and know that her baby is not forgotten.  

(If you are interested in contacting Ginny to create a custom memorial bracelet for yourself or a dear friend or family member, please do not hesitate to email her at ginnylt@yahoo.com.  She would be more than happy to work with you to create the perfect bracelet, necklace, or earrings.)

How can you win?  Just complete the Rafflecopter form below.  I am showing some love for Karen of Patching Hearts who wrote a beautiful guest post on my blog Friday about her sweet angel, Parker, so a couple of the entries are for her. <3

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only.  I wish I could make it international, but shipping costs & customs makes this difficult for me. :(  Giveaway ends at 12:01am on Monday, October 15th.  Once the winner is announced & emailed, they will have 48 hours to reply back or a new winner will have to be chosen.

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29 comments :

  1. What a beautful bracelet. I too suffered from secondary infertility, not sure what was wrong. Sixteen years later, my little boy came along. Huge surprise! So worth the wait. One of my still suffers the loss of her baby, this would be a great gift. Thanks for hosting and for bringing awareness to this heart breaking cause.

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    1. Thank you for entering... I also had unexplained infertility. We never had an explanation for our losses. All the blood tests, saline sonogram, etc. gave us no answers. We are so blessed with our sweet baby girl. <3
      I am so, so sorry for your friend's loss. You never really stop suffering from that kind of loss...

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  2. I have not lost any babies, as you know I do not have any kids nor have I tried to have any, but I would wear this in memory of you and the other gals who have lost an infant or pregnancy.

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  3. Beautiful bracelet! I will wear this bracelet for myself and for all the mamas who have loss babies.. I also suffered 2 miscarriages, one which was early, and one at 14 weeks which really devastated my family! But then God saw fit to bless me with J she is now 2 and our family is complete.

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    1. I am so, so sorry for the loss of your sweet angels, Pamela. <3 Good luck with the giveaway!

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  4. Beautiful bracelet! I suffered an ectopic pregnancy the evening of the day that I found out I was pregnant. I too talk about it so I can hopefully help someone.

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    1. I am sorry for your loss, Jamie. Thank you for openly talking about it to help make the topic less taboo. <3

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  5. I absolutely love this bracelet! I would wear the bracelet in memory of our 3 babies that we lost November 10, 2008, October 15, 2009 and June 3, 2010. Thanks for hosting such a special giveaway.
    - Dawn, Addicted to Recipes

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    1. I am so very sorry for the losses that you suffered, hun. Sending you so much peace and love. <3
      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  6. This is so wonderful of you and your sister, to show such compassion and love for all of the women like us who have endured loss. My 1st miscarriage was in 2009, I had given birth to a healthy baby boy and he was 4 months old at the time. I was on the Depo Provera birth control shot and did not know that I had become pregnant, so it was a complete shock for my husband and I when it happened. I did not have a very comforting support from my mother afterwards. She refused to believe me, and still mocks me to this day. I don't really talk much about it because of that. I hope that others have better support. I did not even tell her when I had my second miscarriage not too long ago.

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    1. I am so sorry, hun for the pain you have had to endure. It makes it that much more difficult when you do not receive support for those you are closest too. Often it makes people feel awkward and uncomfortable, and they want you to hurry up and "get over it" so they are not faced with those feelings anymore.
      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  7. I would wear this in memory of Skyler(our first child). I carried until I was 27 weeks, but Roberts syndrome was more than our poor baby's body could handle. We named the baby Skyler because the baby was way underdeveloped and we had no way of determining gender at the time. We have been blessed to have one little girl,Zoe, who is just wonderful. We are thankful for her everyday.

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    1. I am so sorry, hun... I can only imagine your heartbreak. <3 Sending you so much peace and love.
      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  8. THis is such a special post. Thank you for sharing with us and for the chance to win a memorial bracelet to honor our babies. I noticed the bracelet has six sets of wings....i have lost six babies. It's a life changing, heartbreaking thing to have to endure. I pray for all the mamas who's babies are in heaven.

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    1. Oh, sweetie... I am so, so sorry that you have suffered so much loss and heartache. <3 Sending you as much peace and love as I can muster.
      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  9. I love love this bracelet. I would wear it for my angle baby!

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    1. I am glad that you love it. <3 Good luck to you, hun.

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  10. This is beautiful! I would wear it for my stillborn son, Jeffrey, and for the baby miscarried. Thanks for helping to raise awareness!

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    1. Sarah, I am so sorry for your losses. Sending love and peace... <3
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  11. I would where this for my son, Cameron, who passed away from SIDS AT 2 months and 27 days. <3

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    1. Oh, Rebekah.... I am so sorry you lost your sweet angel. My heart breaks for you. <3 Sending you peace and love.
      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  12. This is so beautiful! I would love to give this to my very best friend who lost her little daughter just a few months ago at the age of 17 days.

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    1. That is so sweet and thoughtful of you. <3 I am so, so sorry for your friend's loss. Just heartbreaking...
      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  13. I have a new friend that lost a baby within the past year that wasn't even in her second trimester. i know some people wouldn't consider this a loss, but it is when you have become attached to the little one inside you. Despite how hard it was for her family, I feel like this would be a greatly appreciated gift.

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    1. It doesn't matter what others consider a loss. It only matters to the mother who was carrying the baby. Both of my miscarriages happened around 8 weeks. They were my babies. I had already made plans for my life with them. I lost so much so early with them.
      This is so thoughtful of you for your friend. <3 Good luck in the giveaway!

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  14. What a wonderful post. I know to well the feeling that its taboo to talk about your little angels. My sweet Carter would be 3 in Feb but he passed away at 6months after a heart transplant. I love this bracelet. I have his birthstone ring I wear everyday and a heart locket occasionally. Thank you for your lovely post. You have inspired me to think about found the same.
    Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

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    1. Hailey, I am so so sorry that you lost your sweet angel. I am sending you love and peace... <3
      That is so beautiful about the ring and locket.
      Good luck in the giveaway, dear!

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