I mentioned my new friend Stephanie a few weeks ago, after meeting her at Blissdom. We instantly connected. We both know the heart wrenching loss of a baby. When she was 24 weeks pregnant with her fourth child, she was told her unborn daughter wouldn't likely make it to the third trimester, let alone go full term. You can read Amelia's story here.
Stephanie is an amazing artist and she has turned her pain and grief into a ministry to bless others. When I met her at Blissdom, Stephanie gave me this necklace. I love it. In fact, Sydney has taken a liking to it as well and wants to wear it all the time.
She has a brand new shop on her blog. It's filled with beautiful necklaces and paintings. This is another one of my favorites. It's entitled "Gone Too Soon".
"Reaching Out" would be beautiful hung in a delivery room, don't you think? This painting celebrates the beauty of pregnancy and bringing forth life.
She also donates her Art Cards to hospitals for their memory boxes they give to grieving families after they have lost a baby. If you know of a hospital that would love to include some of her artwork, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org I know that I was so glad that I received a box for both of my babies when I left the hospital. It was something tangible I could hold on to.
If you know someone who is pregnant, Stephanie's art would make an amazing shower gift. She is offering free shipping and a special surprise gift on all of her necklaces if you order before April 30th. It would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift. There are so many great prints it will be hard to choose.