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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Mother's Love is Never Ending

Welcome to the Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop.

You should have arrived from HAIDEE, but if you did not, be sure to start at the beginning HERE

Today, October 15,  is National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 

This hop was created for those that have either have Angel Babies, for those that suffered a devastating loss with the loss of their own child or someone in their life that has an Angel baby or lost a child. 

Here are a few statistics to keep in mind regarding Miscarriage and Infant Loss: 

75% of all conceptions end in miscarriage
30% of pregnancies end in miscarriage (1 in 3)
15-20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage
The majority of miscarriages happen in the first trimester
Chromosomal Abnormalities are the most common reason for miscarriages and still births
90,000 children die annually before their first birthday
Nearly 2,500 babies are lost a year in the US due to SIDS
Nearly 30,000 babies are year are born stillborn. This number jumps to 4.5 million worldwide
Stillbirth occurs 10 times more frequently than SIDS
More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death a year

The above reference statistics can be found on both of the following websites if you would like to find out more information: 


Too many people in this world grieve in silence over the loss of their children. This hop is meant to CELEBRATE them! You will see many different stories from the wonderful ladies in this hop. Some have themselves loss their beautiful babies, some had family members go through a loss, and some are here to show their support for the women who have gone through it. 

How can YOU show your support today? Here are a few examples:

Keep your headlights on all day
Keep your porch lights on all day
Wear pink and blue ribbons
Light a candle and display it in your window
Release butterflies 

The theme for this hop is any project centered around Angels, babies, pink and blue ribbons, condolence cards, tributes, and  layouts!

There will be a blog prize from Craftin' and Stampin' from online Close To My Heart store. 

The "Your Own Kind Of Wonderful" stamp set is the prize for today's hop. To be eligible, please visit each blog and make sure to comment and follow along the way. Winners will be announced on the Craftin' and Stampin' blog on 10/18/14.

I have been blessed with three healthy boys ages 24, 19 and 8.  Each time I was pregnant, I had a close friend who was unable to get pregnant, or had a miscarriage.  Other friends have lost their babies:  my neighbor, my sister-in-law, my Avon Lady (who lost her twins at 20 weeks) come to mind.  

My oldest son was in daycare and a baby girl (I think her name was Megan) had a SIDS episode.  The provider stopped the episode and the baby had vital signs when the ambulance took her, but sadly she died 3 days later.  Several years later, my Sister-in-Law's niece - Bailey Lynn Schneckenberger - died of SIDS.  This was a baby that I held in my arms at my brother's wedding.  I have been to several funerals, but her funeral was the hardest....

My heart breaks a little for each loss.  I also feel a little guilty because I never suffered such a loss.

I wanted to make something that could be displayed in a special place - on a shelf, on a wall or placed in a Memory Book.  I found an image online and cut it out in vinyl.

I used blue and yellow gelatos on an 8 x 10 flat canvas panel.  I used water and a paint brush to blend the colors.

I added my vinyl design and these words from my heart.  I inked the edges of the canvas with a black PITT artist pen.

If you are one of the many parents who have lost a child, my heart goes out to you!

You are now off to CARLA'S Blog. 

Here is the lineup should you get lost:

24 comments: said...

That canvas is beautiful. I'm in tears from your stories. Just the simple fact that you think about, talk about and remember these little ones is probably a huge comfort and blessing to the mama's that think they are alone. Your a great friend and sister.

Unknown said...

The stories shared here fill my heart. This canvas is beautiful.

D- said...

Your artwork is beautiful. Please do not feel guilty for your blessings. Rejoice in them. Thanks for being there for your loved ones. I know it is a comfort for them.
I have two angel babies. One lost due to miscarriage and our sweet daughter, Michelle, who didn't develop a brain. I am comforted by my belief that my mom and dad are caring for my sweet angels until we are reunited.
Heartfelt hugs,

Stephanie said...

Stephanie B's Creative Designs here. I LOVE your canvas!! I too have a fallen Angelo waiting for me in Heaven!! God bless you for Artwork!! BL

morentin1326 said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Oh Lori! This is a BEAUTIFUL Tribute for those sweet women in your lives! My heart breaks for them! I am so lucky that I have 4 angels to watch over me, but I do wish I could of held them in my arms! Your saying is PERFECT and I need to case this! Thank you for being a special part of this hop today! Hugs!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

What an amazing canvas. I too feel a little guilty as well. So many people I know had sick children and had lost there angels and my son survived his illness. TFS

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful canvas! I love the saying.

Unknown said...

The feet with wings is gorgeous!!
michelegreen120 @

Tonya said...

Beautiful and touching! Wonderfully done!
Your BL friend Tonya :-)

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Treva said...

Beautiful canvas project, thank you for participating in today's blog hop!

Miranda said...

Lori, your canvas is AMAZING!!!!! The words are sooo true! Prayers for all the angel babies and their families!

Miranda :) BL

Golden Goddess Designs said...

what a beautiful peice! thanks for sharing! I am so glad you did have 3 healthy boys and no problems! you are truly blessed! It is the hardest thing I have ever gone through. just appreciate your blessings Lori!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful tribute to all of the Angel Babies you have crossed paths with. My son (now 30) presented as breech but thanks to the quick thinking and care of the labor room nurses and doctors he was born healthy and happy. I am thankful every single day that he is.


Unknown said...

your canvas is beautiful! What a great thing to have on your shelf or hanging on your wall. Thank you for sharing your stories and being a part of this great blog hop. Loves-Scrappin Madge

Scrappin with the bug said...

What a great canvas so perfect. Thanks for sharing and helping bring this issue to the for front.

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Stunning Canvas.
BLoggie Love!

Connie Can Crop said...

You should never feel guilty for being so blessed. I truly believe that these things happen to us because God has his reason's, even though we may not understand them. Your canvas is gorgeous Lori and should be proudly displayed. Thanks for sharing in this hop! Scrappy hugs, Connie

Haidee said...

Thanks you so much for being a part of my special Hop!This is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Stephanie B's Creative Designs here. Thank you for your support of the ladies who have angels waiting for them in Heaven!! BL

An'Jenic G. said...

Good Morning Lori, this is a beautiful tribute to your family and friends who loss a sweet baby. A lot of heartache and it sadden me. I do adore the angel baby feet. And that sentiment is perfect. HUGS An'Jenic

Scrappin Robin said...

Your artwork is beautiful, you did an amazing job as always. Thank you for sharing.
Robin L.

Stephanie said...

Stephanie B's Creative Designs here. Just stopping by to leave a little BLOGGING LOVE!! BL