or which holiday it is for you,
~ Darcie Sims and Andrea Gambill ~
Thomas' memory box
Thomas was born silently into this world on New Year’s day 2004 after a 19 hour long induced labour. I was eight months pregnant. He had a congenital heart defect and we were told even if I had carried him to term he would never have survived.
As many will already be aware the loss of a child, however early is a devastating thing to have to cope with. My baby boy
I wanted to mention some charities close to my heart in the hope that it may help generate some more support and possibly donations.
Mums Mission is a project that has been set up as a way for mums who run their own businesses to come together and raise money for charity.
This year Mums Mission will be supporting Sands, Stillbirth & neonatal death charity, in 2010 through the sale of our Mums Mission 2011 Calendars! See thier beautiful business mums baring almost everything in the name of charity. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face on the first of every month! You can purchase a calendar here
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity was founded in 1978. It was set up by a small group of bereaved parents devastated by the death of their babies and in particular by what they felt at the time was a complete lack of acknowledgement and understanding of the significance and impact of their loss.
Incredibly in the UK today, in spite of medical advances, many parents continue to have their lives turned upside down by the death of their baby. 17 babies a day are stillborn or die within the first twenty eight days of life.
Another charity I have recently donated a voucher to for an online auction is Chloe's "Count The Kicks" Campaign
Chloe’s “Count the Kicks” Campaign want to raise awareness of the risks surrounding later stages of pregnancy, they also want to empower expectant Mums to take responsibility of their own health and care and that of their unborn babies. They want to ensure expectant Mums work with their midwives and health care providers by being aware of the risks they could face during pregnancy and birth, and by being aware of their baby’s movements and development. They want to ensure every expectant Mum has the confidence to call for advice if they are worried at all.
6500 babies are stillborn or die within minutes of birth throughout the UK each year …
That’s 17 families who suffer the devastating loss of their babies every day!
Please visit their website for more information www.countthekicks.org.uk
The world may never notice
If a Snowdrop doesn't bloom,
Or even pause to wonder
If the petals fall too soon.
But every life that ever forms,
Or ever comes to be,
Touches the world in some small way
For all eternity.
The little one we long for
Was swiftly here and gone.
But the love that was then planted
Is a light that still shines on.
And though our arms are empty,
Our hearts know what to do.
Every beating of our hearts
Says that we love you
February 23rd 2003 'Baby D' - Miscarraige 10 weeks pregnant
Thomas - January 1st 2004 8:31am - Born Still (31 1/4 wks)
"Fly, fly little wing - Fly beyond imagining"
Miscarriage - Lost twin - 31st March 2004 at 9 weeks
Milly Ingrid Dixon - Born 16th November 2004
Robert George Dixon - Born 18th March 2008