This kit was created in loving memory of the child we have just lost due to a blighted ovum miscarriage. We have decided to name the baby, Addison Engel Kraan (Engel is Dutch for Angel)
I am having a difficult time dealing with this emotionally, I always knew that miscarriage would be a horrible and sad experience but I wasn't prepared for just how horrible, painful and sad it would be, i suppose no one is prepared for that. My energy level has started to return over the last few days from all the blood loss and yesterday i was able to walk around a little without needing to take too many breaks. My friends have been telling me to expect an emotional roller coaster as my hormones level out, and so far they are very right.
My husband keeps encouraging me to try and get back to 'my normal life' and resume some of my normal activities so i decided to make a memorial kit to scrapbook the emotions and memories with. This kit is dedicated to my sweet Addison Engel, and to all of the other 'Angels'
and their Mothers.
This kit will be a permanent freebie.
Here is the link to the download
About some of the kit's elements
~the butterfly wings are made of 'angel's wings
~the butterfly body is made of crystal 'teardrops'
~the blossom is from the Yoshino Cherry Tree we
have planted in memory of our little one.
~the papers are embellished with rain, water and raindrops to symbolize not only my tears but also the tears and sadness of the many mothers who have shared this painful experience.
Here are some of the layouts I made for our memory album:
As a memorial we decided to plant a lovely Yoshino Cherry tree at the burial site on our farm. these photos are from that day.
Sleep in Peace my Sweet Angel.
this photo is of a suncatcher of my daughter, Joanna, and I the morning after her birth in January of 2007. (my good friends Aimee and Jesse purchased this for me for Mothers Day 2007)
The 'teardrop' gems attached to the suncatcher are from a necklace my mother purchased for me upon hearing of my miscarriage. I was startled at how much the gems reminded me of the crystal 'teardrop' elements I made for this kit, especially since my Mother had not seen it yet.
thank you all who have left such kind comments of support and encouragement :-) It means alot to have such wonderful support from friends like you :-)
I've had the chorus of this song 'stuck in my head' for days now and hadn't seen this film in years so i couldn't remember all of the words. It really spoke to me so I thought I'd share it here with you now. Its from the movie Joseph-King of Dreams