Review and Giveaway!

Sometimes sharing can be the loveliest thing to do.

Jill Markijohn of Jewelry by Jill often shares amazing items from her shop as giveaways.  On one such giveaway, Michelle Jones won the prize.  Michelle, a doula listed here with stillbirthday, felt prompted to share the item even further.   She has graciously passed along this beautiful piece so that another mother could treasure it.

This stunning Wrap Ring is made using Genuine Swarovski Crystals in Clear with an awareness ribbon made using Rose Pink and Light Blue Sapphire crystals to create the pink and blue awareness ribbon which represents pregnancy and infant loss (among other things).

This ring measures approximately 1/2″ at crystal portion and 1/4″ at band and is an approximate size 6 and 1/2 to 7.

This ring comes in a mesh drawstring bag and wrapped. Ready to be given as a gift, or just as a treat for you!

As Jill prepares to celebrate her daughter’s first birthday in the month of August, she also remembers the two children who shared a pregnancy with her little girl.

Jill’s daughter is a singleton survivor of triplets.

Jill says that it is her beautiful little girl who helps her endure the grief of losing two children, and she wants to know what helps you endure your grief.

To be entered in this giveaway, simply share with us in a comment below:

What is it that motivates you, inspires you, encourages you, as you endure your grief?

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9 Responses to Sharing

  1. Stephanie says:

    What keeps me going is knowing that I am not alone. And that God is closer to me than my own skin, and He loves me and longs to take care of me…

  2. Cynthia says:

    Wow. Just, wow. Jill I am just so sorry.

  3. What keeps me going is my son. Even though he was born sleeping he is with me always. His first birthday is on August 30th and that day is going to be so difficult for me. This past year has gone by so fast but the friends and family and my husband have been there for me the whole time. They let me talk about my baby boy whenever I need. They are there to listen and hold me when I cry. Without them and God I wouldn’t have gotten through the last year.

    • Carolyne says:

      Our son’s first birthday is August 31st. We’ll think of you and your family on the 30th. I know it’s been a tough first year, but I’m glad you’ve made it through. I know several people told me the first year is about survival. Hugs to you.

  4. jennifer cereceres says:

    What keeps me going is my three other beautiful children. I can’t just let my grief consume me bc they need their mom too. I will always remember my beautiful son Gage born sleeping on July 26, 2012. And when my children get old enough to understand I will tell them about their brother they lost. I also could not have made it without my husband. My rock and my shoulder to cry on. And last but not least, I have Jesus. And I know he has my son with him and that makes me feel that he is safe and happy.

  5. Maggie Kuttner says:

    What keeps me going are a few things.
    1) My living 2 1/2 year old daughter Kaydence. She had JUST turned 2 when we lost our second, Makayla, and she never quite understood why mommy was sad for awhile. she would come home, pat my back and say “Mommy sad?” and I would say “Yes baby, I’m sad.” And she would hug me. So i KNEW I had to be strong for her and keep on living each day even though losing Makayla made me feel like I lost everything.
    2) My husband Kyle and our marriage. He has been my biggest support person, he was there every step of the way when losing Makayla, and he has been there right along side me grieving in his own way. We were best friends for 8 years before we got together so I know he knows how to help me when times are tough without a second thought.
    3) My last thing to keep me motivated and encourage me is my refound faith in God and the people of my church. I grew up Catholic but never actually practiced. A month before we lost Makayla, my husband and I were actually recommended by a friend to go to his church to check it out. Little did we know that they would be some of the most helpful people in our grief. Our friend’s mom welcomed us with opened arms and has basically taken my husband and I on as her suedo-children and our daughter as her suedo-granddaughter. When I was in the hospital, they had the whole church pray for us and when I got out of the hospital, they came with a pastor and a friend from the church to bring us a meal and to pray with and for us. I feel like God directed our friend to bring us to the church because He knew we were going to lose Makayla. God has been a big motivator for me. When I feel heavy hearted and weak, I pray for strength or some relief.

  6. Carolyne says:

    Somwtimes I do not know how I have carried on after our son’s death. I do not know how I get up each morning, drink coffee, put one foot in front of the other, go to sleep at night. For a long time I didn’t live, I endured. And that was ok. Two things have allowed me both to function and begin to live again. Firstly, the fact our son is always with us. As ee cummings wrote; “I carry your heart with me; I carry it in my heart.”. Secondly, I have my family. My daughter has us smile every day, even if sometimes we’re crying and smiling. Her name means Island of Grace. When we named her we did not comprehend what that would come to mean.

  7. Eryn says:

    What keeps me going… My beautiful son Zane who was born sleeping on 11/20/11 I know he is always with me in my heart. I always said that I didnt want my son passing away to turn me into a sad person. I guess that was a silly thing because I am crushed. One thing I did take control of is I wasnt going to let my son die without something good coming out of it. I needed to have a purpose and now I have given many people advice on how they can do there best to help there friend, relative etc. cope and also what to say and what not to say. That has helped me cope with my loss and I am so glad I can help with something.

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