• DIY,  Miscarriage

    Potpourri Bear: A Miscarried Baby Memorial

    My husband gave me these sweet treasures on Valentine’s Day of this year, only minutes before we both found out that we would be parents. What a blessed joyful experience that was for us. We had waited so long, and then all of the sudden it was happening! While Mark gave the teddy bear and the roses to me before he had any idea I was carrying his child, after we lost the baby at the 6 week mark, both became inextricably linked to that child. In the weeks following the miscarriage I went back to and stared at the roses that had long since dried, and would often rearrange…

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    DIY: Displays for those Special Flowers

    I am a sentimentalist. I save everything that has even the most remote significance, so it should come as no shock that I wanted to save all of the flowers Mark gave me. Still… over the course of time those dried bundles of roses add up, and there are only so many surfaces you can put them. Here are three displays I made with some of the flowers Mark gave me throughout the course of our relationship. First Flower: This yellow rose was so very special to me. It was the first flower I ever received from a man, and it meant so much. It was such a symbol of…