{ Baby Loss Awareness Week }


Our children can make imprints on our hearts almost from the moment they are conceived. These imprints last a lifetime . . . even when a lifetime is cut short.

When our second child, Ava Faith, inexplicably passed in utero at full term, my heart transformedAlthough she never took a breath, Ava forever changed my heart and the ripples of her life are many. As we had inscribed on her headstone with her precious footprints, "There is no foot too small that it cannot make an impact on this world."

Her footprints that were stamped for us at the hospital are among my most prized possessions. They were so precious to me that I wouldn't leave home without them until we purchased a fire-proof safe in which to store them.

Now I carry Ava's prints with me when I'm wearing my charm bracelet made by Lisa Steinkey of Smallprint. Lisa was able to use Ava's very footprints to make an impression in heart-shaped silver. The back of the charm features Ava's name and delivery date. My Smallprint charm bracelet also includes prints from my other children. What a treasure to be able to carry the prints of all my kids wherever I go.

For the month of October, Lisa is offering 20 percent off all Smallprint charms and pendants created with the prints of an angel baby.
Lisa Steinkey, Smallprint Saskatchewan, 306-262-3533

October is Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss Awareness Month and October 9-15 is Baby Loss Awareness Week, a time of awareness and support for parents who have experienced the death of a child. Grieving parents remember their children every day. However, I have found that special moments, as well as special mementos, can provide welcome opportunities for feeling and healing.

If you, or someone you hold dear, know the pain of having a child gone too soon, I am sorry. May you find your own moments and momentos that are meaningful to you and that bring peace and comfort as you carry that special soul forever in your heart.




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