Friday, September 30, 2011

October Giveaway

i'm a wreck today. i knew i would be. i feel the giant lump in my throat because tomorrow is the start of the worst month of the year for me. it's coming, i know it, and there's nothing i can do about it. so i decided that while i had just a little bit of energy, i would go ahead and post the october giveaway now.

i really struggled with what to do for this giveaway. i mean really. i had absolutely no clue. but then a couple of days ago, it just came to me.

october is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. of course i didn't learn about it until after we had lost our precious baby boy. october 15th, 3 days after Juju's angelversary, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. i know there are many virtual and local events going on in honor of that day. there is even a "Remembering Our Babies" ceremony that i will be going to in my local area that day. i really do think it's great that babyloss parents have this chance to celebrate the lives of their babies, but i really hate that a day/month like this even has to exist. all i really want is Julius back, and i know pretty much every babyloss parent feels the same way.

the giveaway:
so in honor of this special day/month, i will be giving away a "too beautiful for earth" t-shirt from remembering our babies
and an awareness pin
how to enter:
this giveaway is for BLMs only. all you have to do is leave a comment. i'd like to try and get the shirt and pin to the winner so they can have it by oct. 15th, so i will keep the giveaway open until oct 6th, and then announce the winner on the 7th. thanks in advance for playing along. good luck!


Our Journey said...

I know how you feel. The weeks leading up to Eden's death were so hard. ((hugs))
I would love to win this shirt and pin. What a great way to remember and honor our little angels.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

What a beautiful giveaway idea.

I found you through Faces of Loss. I'm hosting a blogfest for mothers who have lost infants or children. I would love it if you could join us and share your story. Thanks for your time.

Here's that link:

Angie said...

Oh that stuff is beautiful!

Hugs to you, sometimes I think the dread is worse than the actual day...not always.

Becky said...

Sorry to hear Oct. 15th is going to be such a hard month you. I will be remembering Julius with you on his angeliversary and the 15th.
What a perfect giveaway for this month:)

LookItsJessica said...

I've been following your blog for a while but have not commented. I just wanted to say I think its wonderful that you participate in so many giveaways for BLMs. I also wanted to say I'm so sorry that you are facing the 1 year angelversary of your beautiful son. You're definitely in my prayers :)

Jenny said...

I have been thinking of you, I know that October is going to be such hard month for you, well the next few ones will be as well. For all of us :(
Thinking of you.


I am so very sorry that October is here...I felt the same leading up to August. Know that we are all here for you and I think of you often, as well as your beautiful baby boy. ((HUGS))

Thanks for the pebble, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it :) said...

Want to let you know I'm thinking of you over October... all my heart and thoughts are with you and your family. Every day must be such a nightmare for you... I can only imagine a fraction of what you're going through and I find it almost unbearable some days. Just wanted to send you my love but don't worry about me for the giveaway {b/c I live in Australia}... love always xoxo

MrsH said...

I will be thinking of you and Julius on October 15 and lighting a candle as usual for our little ones. This month because it is so hard I would try to do something peaceful and calm every day, for me that involves a variation of a long walk, a hot bath, a cup of tea, cuddling, etc. Anything goes that you like. BTW I love the pin, where can one get them?

Jessica said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway at a time I know is very hard for you (((hugs))) Both items are beautiful though of course the shirt is extra special as that is the name of my blog ;) Thank you for your sweetness! <3

Anonymous said...

On October 12 we will be remembering our son Xavier's short life. Strangely three days later we will be remembering ALL of the babies that are no longer in their Mama's arms

While it is nice, I am not really interested in the give away. I just wanted to post my solidarity in that October is a very painful month for me too.

I have been a mess (more than normal) for the last month, and as we approach the day he died, I can't imagine I will be any better. I feel you and I hear you.


Rona Fernandez said...

I'll be thinking about you this month. Big hugs to you, mama. I'm attending a remembrance event in my city too later this month so will think about Julius and all the other babies who left us too soon. Thank you for your blog, it's been a place for me to go so that I can feel less alone.

Deanna said...

these are beautiful, just like you and Juju. I am so grateful to have met you, I will be sending you much love.

Trena said...

I know this month is going to be very difficult for you, and look at you...still being so giving, even in this time of tremendous grief. You are an amazing woman. You really are. I am always thinking of you and your sweet Julius. I will be lighting a candle for him. Sending much love and many prayers your way and just know you are not alone. If you ever need to talk, I am here for you.

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