Wednesday, December 8, 2010

my heart is about to burst!!!

ok, i know i'm reaching my post quota for the day, but i'm just too excited not to share what *just* hit my inbox...

the backstory:
last week there was giveaway posted on the Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope facebook page for a customized hand-painted ornament from jess at Too Beautiful for Earth: Memorial Art {coincidentally, the same jess that made my "Juju dove" that i posted about earlier - but i didn't find that out until later}. to enter you had to leave a comment saying how you were planning to honor your little one during the holiday season this year. well i posted a comment not really thinking anything because 1) we don't plan to celebrate Christmas this year, and 2) i don't typically win contests. then i completely forgot about the contest because as i mentioned before, i don't win contests. i even went to the website to take a look at the ornaments because i was seriously considering purchasing one but it got too overwhelming to look at, so i closed it and shelved the idea. on saturday a friend posted on my facebook page asking if i realized that *I* won the contest. it took a second to remember what contest she was talking about, but then i rushed right over to the FoL FB page to see if it was true. and it was!!!! i won!!!! i actually have no doubt that Juju had a hand in this. he must have. ♥

jess contacted me and let me know that i could pick any of the ornaments on her page to have customized. and as soon as i saw the heart-shaped ornament i knew i had to have it. i was meant to have that one. see, we had our baby cremated and his remains placed in a heart-shaped urn which now sits on our dresser in our bedroom.



so the only ornament that i could get to truly represent my baby was this heart-shaped one. i sent her his info and a pic of the urn. and today, she sent me a pic of the finished ornament.


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as soon as i saw the pic i burst into tears. to say that i love this ornament is such an understatement. i don't even have words to describe my feelings about the ornament other than to say that every time i look at the pic my heart feels like it is going to burst. i'm flooded with so many emotions right now, and can not wait to receive it. my heart is truly appreciative and "happy" at this moment. thank you again, jess, you will never know how thankful i am for you.

13 comments:

Megan said...

Beautiful... Juju is reaching out and touching his mommy today! <3

Angie said...

This is gorgeous Tiffany! Congrats for winning :)

Jenny said...

That is beautfiul! I found your blog from mothering.com, I'm the one whose 18 month old passed away. I figured I would say hi and see how you were holding up.

Radiant Readhead said...

that is amazing! beautiful ornament. Your rosary in the picture, I have one that looks almost identical. It was hand made by my husband's RCIA sponsor from when he became Catholic.

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh! It's beautiful!!! I have no doubt that there will be many moments sweet little Julius will have a hand in. Congrats on winning!!

Trena said...

She does amazing work, doesn't she!? That ornament is beyond beautiful ♥ I am so happy that you won it. ((hugs))

Mauricio&Sanja said...

It's so beautiful Tiffany.Little angel Juju is looking out for his mommy:-)I'm so glad that this brought a smile on your face.
Beso

Lindsay said...

That is so beautiful. You will cherish that forever. So sweet :)

rebecca said...

Wow, she did an incredible job, it is SO beautiful! I'm glad that you are feeling joy in this moment. Love you so much my friend and so glad Juju made sure you won this contest ((hugs))

MrsH said...

Hey, what a beautiful thing to happen today! and how lovely that you are able to enjoy it, it is a really nice ornament. I should look at her page actually, perhaps I will get one for Adrian.

Kalialani said...

Awww his ornament is SO beautiful! and I'm SO happy you won something SO special. :)

Lux said...

Oh, that is just beautiful! I love her work!

BrownieGirl said...

So beautiful and perfect for your Juju. God bless the women who are helping you through this with their thoughtful art and generous souls.

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