14 days ago
A bit of a different post from me today....
Today marks the 5th anniversary of losing Freddy, our son who died in my belly when I was around 15 weeks pregnant. We found out he has Down Syndrome at his 12 week scan. Sadly, he had too much fluid around his body & his heart stopped beating 3 weeks later.
I asked Myalie from @silver_bear_designs to make a ring that contained some of his ashes & the absolutely stunning ring above is the result of weeks of experimenting & a whole lot of love. Funnily enough, Myalie made it on the exact day of our 12 week scan. The ashes started appearing more on the evening of Samhain (when the veil between this life & the after life is at its thinnest). They have since become less visible. Make of that what you will.
In the years following I had 4 more pregnancies, one of which gave us Bessie, our beautiful (and last) offspring.
I'm lucky enough to have 2 gorgeous children & will always be thankful for that. With Mothering Sunday coming up this weekend, my thoughts are with those who have suffered the loss of a child at any stage of pregnancy & beyond.