Thursday, December 16, 2010

25 Days of Giveaways - Day 17

CONGRATULATIONS to Trena (I drew your name for the Angel) and to Teresa (I drew your name for the Silver Tissue Holder). Ladies, I will e-mail you shortly!


First and foremost, I want to thank Tina, who is behind all of these great giveaways. I remember entering quite a few of the giveaways held last year and thinking to myself that if there was any way for me to "pay it forward", that I would. If there was any way for me to make the holiday just a little bit more bearable for another mommy, that I would. So, I threw my name into the hat to host this year and then I got a little intimidated.

You see, this community is so full of women (and men) who are rich with talent and skilled in so many ways that I envy. I thought to myself, what will I possibly giveaway on my blog? I don't really "make" things, I'm not really crafty. But what I can do (and do well, might I add) is shop. So here's what I'm offering up for my giveaway.

I bought the most beautiful angel the other day, a Jim Shore hand-painted Angel of Bereavement Figurine. You can click over to the site to see it for yourself, but I don't think the picture does it much justice. So I've included a few pictures of my own:


I hope whoever wins loves her as much as I do! And for a lucky second winner, I also have this beautiful tissue holder. Perfect size to toss into your purse because, it seems to me, you just never know when you could use a Kleenex. Take a look. You could even have it engraved with your baby(ies) name/birthdate, your favorite verse, or whatever tickles your fancy:


To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Tell me anything. Tell me what's on your mind. Tell me when the last time your cried was (tell me what made you cry). If you feel so inclined, you can follow my blog as well. Meet my sweet Dylan through my [usually random, yet unusually witty] posts. 1 extra entry for following (leave a 2nd comment).

45 comments:

Tina said...

That angel is beautiful! Thank you so much for hosting today! I cried on Wednesday, when we were at Disneyland. Gigi was loving Its A Small World and I was thinking how wonderful my children are...then It made me think about how much more wonderful it would be with Sophia & Ellie here too. Just those little moments that creep in and take the brightness out of a wonderful moment...they just hurt!

Larissa said...

That angel is beautiful!!! It's almost too beautiful for words! I really have been missing my little ones...I can't believe I erally have to go through Christmas without them!

klarsen said...

That angel is gorgeous Kat! Wishing you a peaceful Christmas andsending you lots of love xoxo

Susan said...

What a beautiful choice for the giveaway! I would love to add your angel to my Gracie's shelf!

Teresa Farmer said...

I followed your blog and am excited to read your story!

Teresa Farmer said...

That angel is so beautiful!!! I lost my girl 3 months ago on the 15th so this week has been so hard for me seeing that a couple of days ago was the 15th. I cried last night cause I found out another lady in my ward lost her baby so all my emotions came back of when I lost Sienna and your right you never know when you are going to need tissues cause I was in public and was searching for them when I lost it.

Bethany said...

What a beautiful angel...I actually just received a Jim Shore snowman that is painted VERY simular to the angel. Hmmm... I cried yesterday when I was out christmas shopping, and the day before that, and the day before that. The holidays are a bear:(

Lea said...

The angel is stunning. What an amazing gift.... I would be honoured to win.

lost--for--words said...

Oh my goodness - that angel is AMAZING! I collect special angels for my daughter Freja. I have a shelf to display some of her things, pictures, crafts that her sisters have lovingly made for her, candles, and angel figures. I've searched the internet high and low and that is the most beautiful one I've ever seen!

lost--for--words said...

I am now following your blog.... and I look forward to getting to know you and Dylan. Thank you for doing this. I love that I 'meet' so many new people through this giveaway :) Wishing you a gentle Holiday season.

Trena said...

The angel is just gorgeous ♥ The last time I cried was on the 15th, just a few days ago. The 15th was the mark of my fourth month without my boys. Tomorrow is my due date so I suspect it will be emotional. December in general has just been rough.

Trena said...

I am following your blog. I look forward to getting to know you and learning more about your precious angel ♥

Melissa said...

Such a beautiful angel! Hard to point out the last time that I cried since I tend to do it more often than not. I don't see the holidays being what they once were.

Ava's mummy said...

How beautiful, I have truly never seen anything like it before. Good luck to everyone.

The last time I cried was last night as I was putting my younger twin daughter to bed. The Brahms lullaby always gets me, the bit about protecting your child from harm and guardian angels being near so the child can sleep without fear. I was thinking of her beautiful angel twin sister Ava and wondering how I could not have protected her from harm and how I hope she is looking after her little sister. xxx

Ava's mummy said...

Am now following your blog too, I love the pictures of your beautiful Dylan, his feet are indeed just too cute and perfect. xxxx

missliany said...

Wow, that is absolutly beautiful! The last time I cried was on Sunday afternoon. I held a 2 motnh old baby, it was the first baby I have held since Chloe died in August.

brigette said...

Hi im new to your blog from tinas. I am so sorry for your loss! We lost a little boy when he was 5 months old. It is a very hard thing. What a great thing for you to participate in the giveaways. Much love to you and hoping this holiday season is gentle on you!

brigette said...

I am now following your blog as well!!

missliany said...

I'm also a new follower of your blog.

Michelle Karr said...

How beautiful! I am crying now, and I do not even know why. It is just hard some moments. :/

Michelle Karr said...

I now follow your blog too.

Melissa said...

I cried this morning. I was praying for a very special baby loss Mamma who is has been told she will miscarry her little rainbow baby. We were pregnant with our angels at about the same time and have a bond I wish we did not share in the loss of our daughters...

Thanks for hosting...this giveaway is so very special!

M.

Mary said...

I think tears for me just come and go at the most odd moments. Music just about always sets me off, usually in church. My blog is www.ouryoungfam.com, where I talk about life after losing my daugher, who lived only 3 days. I would love for you to meet her too!

Thanks for hosting, the Angel is so beautiful!

Mary said...

I follow you now!

Melissa said...

Wow, what a beautiful angel. That is definitely something I'd like to get to remember Mikayla.

Christy said...

A beautiful Angel. I will be following your blog, your sweet Dylan is just precious and I wish he was here with you this Christmas. I am glad your relationship with your husband has grown from this. I love the quote in your profile. Sending hugs....
christy

PB&J said...

Beautiful gift give away. Wishing you lots of love and peace. Merry Christmas

SUSI said...

The angel is beautiful. I cried last night watching a "rerun" of Private Practice. Don't even know why I watch that show - I know it will make me cry. Last night especially hit home since a family had lost their 5 month old son. I know it's just TV, but I feel so terrible for anymore that has to walk in our shoes.

paula said...

the angel is beautiful and the tissue holder is very elegant.thank you for offering these for the give away~peace and love this holiday season

Allison (Ali) said...

I love the angel, it's gorgeous.

i sometimes still cry everyday, but i had a really rough day after some friends came over last week who are expecting triplets. it's still hard to be around pregnant women

Nicole said...

The angel is so beautiful! I would love to win it. I lost my son, Patrick, to SIDs on 10/15/08. He was a twin and every time I see his sister Ella, I always wonder what he would have been like at her age...

Nicole said...

I'm now a follower. :)

Lareina said...

What a gorgeous angel! I've always loved the Sarah's Angels and they have become even more meaningful to me now after losing my baby. Thank you for sharing.

Lareina said...

I'm following you too. Hugz.

Jaime said...

That angel is beautiful! The last time I cried was when we put up our Christmas tree. It was bittersweet to see our rainbow look at the tree with her big eyes and it broke my heart to think about Sydney never seeing a Christmas tree.

Jaime said...

I'm following you. :)

Mattie said...

Christmas is on my mind tonight...and balancing joy and grief...

Sarita Boyette said...

This angel is beautiful! I guess the last time I cried was this weeek as I was writing my annual Christmas newsletter and thought about the ones I love who have gone on to Heaven. I just miss them all right now. Thank you for having a giveaway1

Sarita Boyette said...

I'm now a follower. I look forward to reading about your family.

Michelle said...

Thank You for holding the giveaway. The figurine is beautiful!!!

Jessica said...

I would LOVE to win this giveaway! Doves remind me of my two angels (I los Riley in Feb. and Peyton in Aug.) and it is so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway! I am doing mine today :)

Rikki said...

now i am following :) im looking forward to learning more about your sweet dylan.

cullensblessings said...

this is stunning.. thank you for hosting such a beautiful giveaway. I am only three months out from Cullen's death. Lately I find my tears come tandem to both the pain over the loss of my son, and the heartache of dealing with TTC after a loss. If only something could just go easily....

butterflymom said...

Hi Kat,
What an absolutely amazing giveaway idea. I would love to win that for my little girl if it's still possible to enter. I just cried last night as I drove home from seeing my grandmother in the hospital.... Things can be so hard all the time. Wishing for easier times ahead for all of us. ((hugs)) By the way, I will be following you from now on.

Holly said...

What a beautiful angel and the tissue holder is a good idea b/c you really don't know when you might need one!