If you know me, then you know how dear baby & child loss is with me. My son Benjamin was stillborn in 2007, and you can read about that here. So I was touched, excited, and honored to work with Michaela from Metal Stamped Memories. Before we start, I really want y'all to know about Michaela and how she started this business or her's.
I am a stay at home mom of three beautiful boys. I was inspired to create memorial & mother’s jewelry because of them. My second son, Carter, was born “normal” with no complications during the pregnancy. At five weeks old we noticed a twitch in his eye and a little shake in his arm. We took him in and after two weeks he was diagnosed with a one in a million condition called Ohtahara Syndrome. This meant that Carter was having seizures, and a brain wave test showed a very rare pattern of high activity and then no activity, causing his brain to not carry out the signals it needed to for his body. This was devastating news as children with Ohtahara rarely live past age 2, medicines do not control seizures for long, and in Carter’s case the signals were not being sent out for him to breathe on his own. We made the most difficult decision to let him go to heaven. Three years later, we are still slowly adjusting to life without him. It is hard to live without him every day, and I know how it feels to feel lonely while the rest of the world goes on. What keeps me going is knowing I will get to see Carter again someday, and the love I have for my other boys. You can read more about our journey at www.carterhagenow.blogspot.com Metal Stamped Memories was created out of love for my boys. I know how important it is to have something tangible to hang onto after you are left with empty arms. I also know there are many moms who would like to wear a piece of jewelry with all of their children included on it. I hope that anyone who purchases a piece of jewelry from me will feel the love that went into it. My jewelry is created to help you on your healing journey and I know that you will wear it to keep the memories close to your heart.So you can see now why I was so honored and touched to be working with Michaela. She lost her son, as did I. That's something that not a lot of people understand, and it's quite comforting when someone does. So let me show you the necklace that I received.
I chose the Infant Loss & Miscarriage Awareness Necklace. I am very avid about this cause, and think that way to many women loose babies without knowing that they are not alone. The ribbon is pink and blue Swarovski crystals to represent the babies on Sterling Silver. The stamped plates are aluminum believe it or not! It's really thick for aluminum and doesn't bend. It feels like my Silver metal stamped necklaces that I own. The quality is amazing, and the necklace is still just like new. I have worn in multiple times with no problems and many compliments. Of course I get asked by strangers what it is, and then they apologize and I tell them that it's okay. There's no need to be sorry. My little angel is watching over us in Heaven.
Michaela has offered to giveaway 1 aluminum stamped necklace under $40 [which, there are only 2 over $40 so you have plenty to choose from] to one winner. The necklaces you can choose from are memory necklaces, memory lockets, necklaces for mom, grandmother necklaces, and dad's dog tag necklace. Also, there are Mommy necklaces that are for your living children as well. So this isn't just for Angel Parents. Here's a couple of examples non remembrance necklaces.
Both of these can be found under the Memories in Aluminum "Necklaces for Mom" section
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