Monday, August 1, 2011

9+ Months and Giveaway

Dear Julius,

I miss you so much, Baby. I can't believe it's been over 9 months since I last held you, or gave you a kiss. You've been gone about as long as I carried you in my tummy. How is that possible? In some ways it still feels like it was just yesterday that we left the hospital without you. We miss you more and more each day. Daddy and I really haven't been doing much these days. We continue to struggle without you, but we continue the fight to survive. This weekend we went to watch the last Harry Potter movie. There was a scene in the movie that really saddened both of us. Needless to say, I ended up having a serious breakdown after the movie was over. I hate that it's so hard for me to do simple things like watch a movie with Daddy. I hate the fact that grief affects every single aspect of my life. I hate living without you. But I know that it's because of your love and support that I do.

Loving you forever and always,
Mommy

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today is august 1st which means the start of a new giveaway. this is perfect timing because ever since my breakdown this weekend after the HP movie, i've been in a funk. so doing this will help brighten my day, and help me focus on the good.

i'm really excited about this giveaway. the past few months i've been almost stalking this amazing artist and her work on FB. she sculpts such amazing pieces - it's hard for me to believe that a single human can be that talented! anyway, after months of eyeing her stuff, i decided it would be really great to have one of her pieces for a giveaway. the artist i'm referring to is Ms. D. Antonia Truesdale from The Midnight Orange.

the giveaway:
so this month's giveaway {for BLMs} is for a custom made butterfly baby mother's necklace.

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here's the description from her etsy store:
"These baby butterfly necklaces are designed to lay heart to heart with momma. Their wings are translucent and when the light hits them the right way, their color glows against the chest.

***Please specify body color and wing color, and gem color in the notes to seller. For the body color, I need to know whether you want a light color or deep color (aka, light blue or deep blue). I will need to choose the wing species from what I have in stock, so it will be a tender surprise for you. I will match the gem to your color preferences but will need to choose the shape of the gem from what I have in stock.***

These are very tiny hand sculpted pendants that are just about an inch in length and will come with a starter chain that is 18 inches long and silver plated. You can upgrade your chain whenever you are ready."
 
how to enter:
to enter, just leave a comment with your preferences for body, wing, and gem color if you should be the winner. and for an extra entry, leave an additional comment telling me which piece{s} is your fav Midnight Orange piece{s}. personally, i have been fixated on this one. i will keep the giveaway open until midnight aug 11th, and then announce the winner on aug 12th {Juju's 10 month angelversary}. good luck! ♥

35 comments:

Jenny said...

oh that is so pretty! Ive never seen the sending mom her rainbow one! Beautiful. one of my all time favorites is this http://www.etsy.com/listing/51333830/we-are-the-earth-mother-and-child One of these days! Now i also want the rainbow one lol! For the contest, I actually love the one in the bottom picture, the light pinks. I like them all except the yellows but if i had a choice it would be the light pink, with pink wings and whatever gemstone lol!

Deanna said...

I love both the white with light blue and the dark blue shown above! How beautiful is this giveaway? You are amazing, and I am thinking of you & Juju!

Deanna said...

I have been scoping out the Fourever Family! http://www.etsy.com/listing/70479935/fourever-family-of-four-with-angel-baby

octavia said...

The last Harry Potter movie got to me too! The parts where they showed Harry as a baby and then the part where his parents came back to him when he was hit with the curse from Voldemort just got me thinking about my angel baby and how all the love in the world didn't stop him from dying.
Wow, Ms. D. Antonia Truesdale's work is beautiful! I really like her sending mom her rainbow sculpture and her we were three sculpture. Her little baby angel necklaces are so cute as well!
I'll be thinking of you and I hope you're able to get out of this 'funk' you're in!

Angie said...

Thanks for posting about her, even if I don't win, so much beautiful stuff. I love the "go tell mommy I'm going to be okay" statue of a child with a butterfly. I miss you posting.

Angie said...

I like the one in the picture against her chest, with a white body and pinkish purple wings and gemstone. So much great stuff!

ASHLEY ELDER said...

Those are so pretty! I like the "go tell mommy I'm going to be okay statue" as well :) Beautiful!

I like the dark blue angel as well!

Great stuff!!

Mary said...

Ugh, you had a breakdown too after Harry Potter?! I almost didn't want to see it becaus I KNEW I was gonna freak out. Hugs Momma! Thinking about you and Julius!

Thank you for doing such a beautiful give away. I love the white baby with the purple wings!

Mary said...

I have to agree with you on the rainbow statue. I hadn't seen that one yet! But I also love the "Go tell Mommy I'm okay" statue. I need to decide which one I want! Thank you again for doing this giveaway!

Lisette said...

I have been wanting one of these for a long time but just haven't gotten around to it. Such a beautiful talent to share. I would get a pink body and pink wings since pink reminds me of my Sami. Good luck to all you ladies.

Lisette said...

OMG I hadn't seen that rainbow one, I LOVE it!!!!!

Marie W said...

I love the forever family of four. I absolutely love that the giveaways are in honor of your precious Julius. If I win, I would love a light one to represent both my angels.

katie illingworth said...

Tiffany, I love those. I was also a basketcase after HP. My guess is you broke down after the scene with the chubby faced Harry in his crib. I broke down from the same scene, watching Snape hold Lily and crying. I held my little girl the same way and cried much the same. My husband and I both can hardly handle sad scenes in movies anymore. It's just too much.

I love these little necklaces. I never enter these giveaways, but I love the all pink with a pale blue stone. Love and hugs to you and your hubby.

MrsH said...

Wow, I cannot believe that someone can sculpt such beautiful objects and so tiny. I really love this one: http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.186171497.jpg

From the pendants, I like the brown baby at seven o'clock in your picture.

brigette said...

Thinking of you and Julius often Tiffany. I am so sorry for your pain. I love the Blue one with the blue wings and white gem. What a fabulous giveaway.

brigette said...

I love the go tell mommy im ok statue. This work is amazing.. I think ill be doing some shopping here soon!!

Michele said...

I'll take any color, shape, size!!

Samantha said...

I lost it on harry potter goblet of fire. When the kid died! Never watch another one since!!!
I love the navy blue one!!

Delynn said...

Beautiful Idea that you have and Julius would be proud of you for giving back in his name. Personally I love her baby that is white with blue wings its been my favorite for sometime just haven't broke down and purchased one.. My favorite piece however is the snail with the baby angel riding him.. she made me one last year and I absolutely cherish it.

Joy@WhenDoesDaddyComeHome said...

Black with purple wings and stone!

I am so sorry to hear of your loss as well!

Joy@WhenDoesDaddyComeHome said...

This is a new one I haven't seen yet and I think it's adorable:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/70012294/custom-baby-butterfly-and-snail

3b07f464-bd60-11e0-a5c1-000bcdca4d7a said...

white with blue wings and a clear gem for my Ethan. He was only a little shy of 6 months when we lost him to SIDS.

srexode said...

I have a piece she made for me that has a grieving mom in a glass and wood box. There is a tealight, that flickers like a candle, in the corner. On top are two angels, representing my babies in heaven.
I love the piece because it fits how I felt when I lost my babies. I lost Avery to miscarriage a year ago and Samuel to stillbirth in March.
I also love the piece "go tell Mommy I'm okay". All of her work is amazing. And she is a wonderful, talented, caring woman:)

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Kayce Pearson said...

White body with green wings and a yellow gem <3 I have six beautiful angel babies that I would love to honor with this

Kayce Pearson said...

My favorite piece of hers is her new "sending mommy her rainbow" sculpture. It's gorgeous and I am still waiting for my rainbow baby and I can't wait to get the sculpture to give me a bit of hope :)

GreenEyezCrying said...

If I were to win I would like the body of the baby to be pink, with green wings, and as for my favorite midnight orange piece it would have to be:"Crushed"

223b5438-7c4e-11e0-a636-000bcdcb471e said...

If I were to win, I would want a white baby with light blue wings and a clear jewel b/c Lucian's birthstone was a diamond. My favorite Midnight Orange piece is The Final Departure. It has been my very favorite since the moment I saw it.

emily said...

well, I don't know why it didn't show my up my name on my last comment, but it was the one right above this one. My name is Emily Mitchell and my Angel's name is Lucian Xavier Mitchell:)

Donna said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I lost my son on the 19th May this year so if I were to win I would want a little deep blue baby with green wings and a yellow gem :) As far as picking my favourite piece of D. Antonia Truesdale. . .its almost impossible to pick just one (i am a HUGE fan) but I would say "Quiet Time" is really a piece that I seem to be connecting with at the minute xx

Rebecca M said...

hello holly,rebecca milsted here. i love love love the 'tell mommy im ok' piece <3 i have 3 sitting here on my cabinet for my 3 angels.D is an amazing person and i cant believe someone can pin point the emotions of so many different things includung child loss. i already have one of these necklaces for my 2nd angel Lily but they are so amazing and really could do with another .. rainbow coloured one (if D would do it .. if not white will do) with rainbow coloured wings and a neutral coloured gem. hugs to you holly you are amazing for doing such a kind thing xoxo

Bethany said...

Tiffany, what an incredibly sweet thing for you to do. I am in love with D. Antonia's works of art! I currently own 3 sculptures with every intention to order more in the future. She is amazing. My new found favorite is sending mommy her rainbow.

Bethany said...

If I were to win, I would choose a green gem, as that is my son's birthstone... Sebastion will spend his first birthday in heaven on August 12. As far as the colors... I honestly think I would leave that up to D. Antonia, I like the element of surprise:)

RPHamwich said...

My heart breaks for all you mothers who are unable to hold your little ones in your arms. We lost our daughter Grace last August 29th after the most incredible and heart wrenching hour of my life. I miss her every day. I love the white angel with the pink or purple wings and pink gem.
May God bless and encourage you in your pain.

kailly said...

I'm entering for my sister, though we both lost babies. I lost twins in September and she lost my beautiful niece who was 4 months and 24 days old. She lost her May 22. Her birthday is tomorrow and this would be awesome. I think she would love the one in the picture with the light colored body and pink wings!

Kailly

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