Monday, April 30, 2012

Healing Hearts {March for Babies}

February 5, 2010.

Just tying that date out brings tears to my eye, catches my breathe and makes my heart start to race. I can feel the tension and anxiety creeping in and the sadness clouding over me. I will never again be the same since the day I lost my son at 18 weeks. It has forever changed me, my life and my marriage.

I honestly got through the first 24 hours because of Beth.

Beth’s willingness to write so honestly about loosing her boys James and Jake at about as far along as I was when I lost my son validated all I was feeling. It made me feel normal and not crazy, and showed me I wasn’t alone. It encouraged me to share my story, which in turn has helped others (I hope) get through their trying times.

Beth is a really amazing lady, her family has been walking in the March of Dimes March for Babies for 5 years and have raised over $35,000! That’s $35,000 to help other mother’s not have to suffer the pain and heart ached of loss.

This is Beth last year for Team James and Jake. I read her words on what it feels like and I cried and nodded through the whole thing. I get it. I get the need to both never forgot but to also move on and keep living our full and blessed lives.

Beth has an amazing goal to finish this last year out strong. It would mean so much to me if you would consider supporting their team, in whatever way you can. She also has just a few signs left in her June Afternoons shop, $30 from each sign goes to the March of Dimes and you get a piece of art made by Beth to adorn your home.

We can heal aching hearts together just by digging in and giving a little. Together we can honor Beth’s and My boys and help other mothers. I hope you will consider helping.

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All photos credit to Beth Fletcher, photographer extraordinaire. If you're in Chicagoland or Northwest Indiana call and book her today.  


Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

This is beautiful, Melissa.


Lisa said...

March of Dimes is a charity that I give to every year. I lost a baby at 6 weeks, so I somewhat know what you've gone through.

Lisa Noel said...

I can't even imagine

ConnieFoggles said...

I can't imagine the pain of losing your child. Thank you for reaching out to save lives.