Sunday, December 25, 2011

day 25!!!

Merry Christmas!!!  I hope today is filled with peace and love for all of you.  I know we will all be missing our little ones who are not here with us.  For me, this year is different than the last two have been.  I think maybe I have grown to accept what has happened.  I have some peace in my life.  I have lots of love in my life too. I have found a way to incorporate my girls into my everyday existence. Of course I miss them and I can’t help but think of how crazy it would be with the two of them running around here.  I can almost see it sometimes, see what our family would look like.  I wish Sophia and Ellie were here celebrating with us, opening presents.  They would be having so much fun this year.  Instead, we will go to the cemetery tomorrow and take them some flowers and visit for a bit with our sweet girls.

Okay, for today’s giveaway we have TWO!!!  The first stop is with Shyla and Jakin’s mommy, Mattie, at Beauty Will Rise.  Mattie has 3 wonderful items she is giving away, plus she has a little something for everyone who enters!  Go on over and take a look!!! 

For our second and final stop on the giveaway train (ha ha!!) we are staying right here.  To enter to win a piece of jewelry from me, leave a comment.  Let me know how these giveaways have helped you, or something different you would like to see, or tell me how the season has been for you this year, how it’s different than previous years with out your little one(s).  I will leave the giveaway open for a few days…I need a break from posting!  But, really I know today may be a day where you are not reading blogs and I want you all to have a chance to enter and win.  So what will you win???  Well, I think I would like to work with the winner to make an extra special piece, maybe something new and interesting…maybe something old that is just right the way it is, so I guess the choice will be yours!  So leave a comment here and for a second chance to enter, like my face*book page and leave a comment telling me so.

And since I don’t have all of your addresses, here is my card to you:

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Wishing you all the merriest of Christmases and know that I will be thinking of you and your little ones today and always. xo

31 comments:

  1. This season is different because there's hardly any snow, so I've been able to kind of avoid thinking about Christmas, but then again it's hard because everyone else keeps talking about it. The other thing that's different is that I actually want christmas to come back this year but it didn't. so here I am reading your blog on Christmas morning. Thanks for hosting this giveaway again and for letting me take part. I hope to participate again next year.

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  2. This is my second Christmas without Jeremiah. Last year I was full of emotions and just took everything a day at a time. This year I have found some peace and have decided to give back in memory of my sweet Angel. Thank you so much Tina for including me this year in the giveaways. Merry Christmas!!

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  3. This Is our first Christmas without Camille. It has been beyond hard. But... My son has been an amazing buoy through the loss. Next week will be 6 months without her. I don't know how we got here but we wake up every day. I haven't entered any of the giveaways but what I have liked was being linked to new people I hadn't yet read from. It is amazing how many people are out there missing their children. I am appreciative for you all. Thank you for everything you have done to bring us closer. Hugs to you this holiday and missing your shophia and Ellie with you. Light and love to you.

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  4. Tina,
    I can't thank you enough for putting together the 25 days of giveaways!! It has given me something to look forward to each day of this very hard month. I think the thing I liked the most was being able to go to each blm's blog and read it. This is my 2nd year without my angel baby Janessa and my 1st year without my angel baby Hope Abigail. Last year I didn't know about any other blm's or anything about blogging and it was extremely hard to get through Christmas. This year it is still hard, but, it helps so much to know that I am not alone like I felt last year. Thank you again for putting this all together! :)

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  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you for organizing the give-aways and giving one away!

    This is my third Christmas without Acacia, and my first time participating in your organized give-away. I have enjoyed checking in each day to learn about other BLMs and have fun entering the give-away. Our rainbow baby was born in May, and life is very busy with her. These daily blog checks have given me a lovely reason to pause and remember my firstborn. Thank you again!

    Merry Christmas to you and all of yours!

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  6. Merry christmas, sweet tina. I cant pass up the chance to win a piece of your gorgeous jewelry. Last year or maybe the year before i win an angel painting. Its in averys room. I look at it each day and it reminds me how grateful i am fory this community. How lucky i am to have found you after losing aiden and sophie. How lucky i was to get to meet you. I am so thankful for you, tina. Xoxo

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  7. I am new to blogging and have read many stories. These giveaways have helped me learn that I am not alone. This is my first Christmas without with my Roosevelt IV. I miss him so much. It started off rough but got better as the day went on. I hope to gain strength every day.

    Merry Christmas to all.

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  8. Being part of these giveaways has been wonderful. Thank you so much for your time organizing and posting this for us. It has helped me to read comments and notes from other families on things they have done or how they are surviving the holiday season. THANK YOU!!! Merry Christmas to your family <3

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  9. Tina, THANK YOU for coordinating these giveaways! I'm so glad you have a little peace this year & you have found ways to remember Sophia & Ellie in your every day life. Christmas is still a little hard for me - even after so many years. I have so much to be thankful for, and, yet, someone is missing.
    I love your family picture - God bless you all. xoxo

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  10. I am amazed you've been able to post everday, understand why you need a break. =) This is our second Christmas without Mikayla and first without Chase. It was much easier than I thought it was going to be, and for that I am so thankful that God has helped heal my heart to get to this place. We have a 3 yo son and our rainbow baby that I'm pregnant with to focus on so of course most of our energy this season goes towards that, but we were able to find many ways to keep Mikayla and Chase's spirits among us and although we miss them terribly we know they are in a wonderful place and this year I have more peace with that. I love your Christmas cards and am so thankful to you for doing these giveaways!

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  11. Thank you for doing this giveaway! It has really helped me keep my mind off of the sadness of missing Sienna! This is my second Christmas without her and these giveaways sure do help! Next year I would like to do a giveaway something cause I am sure that will make that Christmas better too.

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  12. Thank youfor these giveaways they help me to meet new blms and help spread joy for this hard holiday season I loved doing a giveaway and hope to do one agaim next year! Hugs mama

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  13. You've been great at posting everyday! That's an undertaking!

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  14. I think you are amazing for hosting these giveaways:) And I hope that next year, I will pay more attention to the blog world, and get involved with hosting a day myself:) I was lucky enough to win a canvas of our sweet Sebastion's ultrasound last year:) It rest on a shelf in our living room and I look at it EVERYDAY.

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  15. And I have been a FB fan since I found your incredible jewelry last year:) Thanks again...for all you do!

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  16. Lovely Tina....thank you! The giveaways have been amazing again....and I loved how it helped me reconnect to blogging more. You are a beautiful person...thank you for all you do!

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  17. And, of course, I love your page on FB!

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  18. You are amazing to create a wonderful way to help sad mommy and daddies deal with their losses during the holidays. I was so happy to get to participate this year and I plan to do so again next year. Thank you so much <3

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  19. Following you on FB of course!

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  20. These giveaways are always a wonderful way to connect those in this community. And add a little something happy in our lives.

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  21. Tina,

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of these great giveaways! I took a mini-hiatus from Facebook and blogworld over the Christmas weekend. For me, this year was alot like yours was. The pain of losing Dylan has just been so interwoven with our daily existense, that it's not inbearable or intense anymore. A few quiet moments when I let a few tears fall, but with a smile for all the memories.

    Thank you again!
    Kat @ In Dylan's Memory

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  23. I really enjoyed participating in the giveaway and also entering this year! I would love to do it again next year if you do it!

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  24. Oh, and I've been a follower on your fb page for a long time!

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  25. This season has been very different since we had our rainbow baby on Dec 17th. It has brought so much hope and joy back into our lives but has also been very emotional because it brought back a lot of memories. Life will never, ever be the same as before nate died. We can just never go back to that life that we used to have. I see that life can be good again but it's just different now. A "different" that only baby loss mamas will be able to understand.

    I love the 25 days of giveaways and I was thankful that I could be a part of it this year. It always feels good to do something to help someone else.

    Hugs and Happy New Year!

    Trisha

    ps- I noticed that your son's name is Brady on your card....That's what we just named our son "brady ryan".

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  26. I'd love to be entered. Thank you so much for hosting this event <3 It's been amazing

    Also I like your FB

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  27. This year was really tough on me because my 2 year old is finally to the age where he enjoys Christmas and it made me realize that much more what I am missing with my girls.

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