Last year, the unimaginable happened to us. After a series of complications during pregnancy, we lost our deeply loved twin daughters, Alice Sophia and Chloe Isabella. Over the past seven months, I have cried more tears and learnt more about love, faith and hope than I could ever have imagined. My heart has been completely shattered. But it … Continue reading Forever & Always
I recently came across these watercolour scan prints by KP designs. They are such a beautiful idea for keeping those treasured ultrasound images. Simply email your scan image and they will be turned into a personalised piece of art. You can choose from a range of colours and designs. Available from http://www.kpdesigns.nz
I had my own notion of grief. I thought it was the sad time that followed the death of someone you love. And you had to push through it to get to the other side. But I'm learning there is no other side. There is no pushing through. But rather, there is absorption. Adjustment. Acceptance. … Continue reading A new way of seeing
Art can be an incredibly special and personal way to remember those we have lost. Sometimes the circumstances, like miscarriage and stillbirth, may mean we do not have photos that we can display. An artwork or image that captures a feeling or cherished memory can serve as a visual reminder of those whom we have loved and lost. As our daughters' … Continue reading Peonies for our girls
Recently it was International Women's Day. Quotes abounded about female empowerment, as women worldwide declared their hopes for their daughters and they world they would grow up in. 'Here's to strong women - may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them' was the cry I heard over and over on social media. I … Continue reading Strong women – may we be them
One of the things I found hard after losing our daughters was how quickly it felt like they had 'disappeared' from our lives. For this reason, I felt that it was important to find ways of incorporating them into our home in a lasting, physical way. Even though they are no longer with us, they are still part of our family, and to … Continue reading Our home is their home
"He heals the wounds of every shattered heart" - Psalm 147:3. These words are my lifeline. I believe that God can heal our shattered hearts, and that he can heal yours too. Image from PocketFuel, whose devotions inspire me daily. Their real, raw, honest reflections on scripture, encourage me, feed my faith and give me hope.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.' She will call on me and I will answer her; I will protect her, for she acknowledges my name. … Continue reading I will be with her in trouble