Many mothers, and fathers too, have started special blogs in honor of our children either born via miscarriage, stillbirth, or with a fatal diagnosis. In our blogs we share our stories and we work together to share awareness and information about helpful resources for other families.
Stillbirthday has served thousands of families, and while I personally think stillbirthday is amazing, I’d like to hear from you! YOU have an opportunity to bring validation, healing, and even joy to hurting families – just by using the tools, the blog, you already have.
You do not need to be a loss parent to participate in this contest – if you win, you can use the prize as a gift to a loss family that you know.
Here’s what to do:
1. Write a blog post about stillbirthday. “Tag” it however you want, but it needs to also be tagged as “stillbirthday”. Write about what the website has meant to you, how it has helped, how you found it, whatever you’d like. Just, share a little about how stillbirthday has impacted you. In your post, encourage your readers to leave you a comment on your post.
2. Reply here with your link to your post, so I can update this article to start a list of posts for all of us to go check out. This will increase your chances of sharing your blog with other readers here, too!
3. The blog post with the most comments wins! You can generate comments by asking questions, such as “Have you ever experienced loss?” “Did you feel supported through loss?” “What sort of support would have helped you through your loss?”
The prize is going to be a surprise package that includes beautiful special baby loss keepsakes and will be mailed to the winner. These items are being contributed by the following pregnancy and infant loss organizations:
The comments on each blog post will be counted on March 20, 2012 – the first day of Spring.
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Bradstreet
Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. ~Virgil A. Kraft
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. ~Pablo Neruda
Here’s the current participants:
Emma – Given a Glimpse of Perfection (a stillbirthday post)
Hope – Shout Out to Stillbirthday
Seili – A Loving Place
Hannah – The Blessing of a Photo
Tesha – The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful
UPDATE! The winner is Hannah, with 43 comments! And, this is the same week as her daughter’s second stillbirthday…
Congratulations, Hannah. I hope that winning this contest can bring just a little bit of happiness during this very sad time. Sending you lots and lots of love, Sister.
I also want to thank the owners of Miscarriage Blankets and More and Personalized Custom Creations for their generous participation in this giveaway, and for each mother who wrote and submitted a beautiful blogpost to be counted toward the contest. It has been a blessing to me.