Tuesday, May 3, 2016

quilted infinity scarves and bereaved mothers



(Taken with my iphone)

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When I had a miscarriage that hole was filled when I eventually fell pregnant with my second child. I can enjoy every Mother's Day with a joyful lunch out and get my annual (decent) pic of me and the kids. For others, Mother's Day can bring up feelings of deep sadness, pain and isolation. 

International Bereaved Mother’s Day was celebrated on Sunday May 1st 2016.

I am constantly learning what daily life is like for a bereaved mother from my dear friend Carmen who lost her precious full term baby, Walter to Stillbirth.

Through Carmen, I was introduce to The Mother Hearts "I See You Project"
Some very powerful words acknowledging all types of mothers.

The quilted infinity scarves above were made with much thoughtfulness in every stitch and love for special women who have suffered the unmentionable, child loss. However, not given at the time of the loss just given as loving gifts. Pattern generously shared here.

This is more of an acknowledgement post of this important day for grieving mothers before the celebratory one held next week.

If you are a grieving mother -  I see you.

Zena xx

Joining in with Keep Calm Craft On.

12 comments:

  1. so many ways to support grieving mothers, appreciated your post!

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    1. There are many ways even a small acknowledgement can make a difference to someone's life.

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  2. Lovely scarves, Zena and I am sure they are much appreciated by grieving mums.

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    1. People can always see the love in hand makings.

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  3. Your post brought me to tears. I have two healthy, beautiful children but i also have two angel babies and even with all the happiness that my two living children bring me, I will never forget the two that are in heaven. Even though I never met them, they will always be in my heart.

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    1. Beautiful Angela, I see you and your two angel babies that are in heaven xx

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  4. So beautiful scarves!!! I specially love the first one because purple is my favourite color!!

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    1. I really need to make one for myself.

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  5. I am so glad you wrote this acknowledgement post Zena. Your scarves and this post are beautiful. Although I do not know what it is like to grieve the loss of a child, I do know that Carmen and I shared a tiny slice of understanding with each other that night in the Yarra Valley. My love and heart goes out to all mothers who do know this loss. May our sisterhood always honour that pain. xo

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    1. Dearest Xan you have would know about loss deeply and profoundly. I think of that every time I read your posts. You are an incredible mother and human being. xx

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  6. I was diagnosed with poor ovarian reserve and very bad prognosis of having a baby with my own eggs. I was even given the option to consider donor eggs. That was around july 2014. I was absolutely devastated with the news and I arranged an IVF for November 2014 and it failed also, given that I had nothing to lose, I contacted Dr.Agbazara i meet online and he send me his herbal product,. Believe it or not... I am already pregnant within few after his help. contact him today with any kind of problem and be happy like me on ( agbazara@gmail.com )

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    1. I'm so happy for you Nicky. After your very painful journey you have now have joy.

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