Every miscarriage and everyone’s physical and emotional
response to it is different. Each person deals with loss and stress in different ways. Because of this,I have decided to start something new. I have asked the people who have
received something from us if they were willing to share their stories with us. We have
been met with all positive responses from those who have been asked if we could share their stories. Due to privacy concerns I will not be
sharing names. I will try and get a new story out each week. As of right now we have five stories to share over the next five weeks. Let the Stories Begin...
Our first story comes from a women who found out she was
pregnant at a very difficult time in her life. Prior to finding out that she
was excepting she had spent 10 days in the hospital psych ward. She had been
battling major depression and anxiety, and had recently begun having suicidal
thoughts. After her 10 day suicide watch she was given medication and sent home. After
only being out of the hospital for only three days she had to be taken back because
of an allergic reaction.
Once back in the hospital for her allergic reaction it was
discovered that she was pregnant. This news came as a complete shock to her. Then
came the scary news. The medication that the doctors had put her on for depression and anxiety was
dangerous for her pregnancy.One of the medications was even a category X. This
type of medication has demonstrated fetal abnormalities and has had positive
evidence of human fetal risk. So she had to stop taking the medication at once.
Right after she found out she was pregnant she made an appointment with an
OBGYN to have an ultrasound. As they brought up the image our mother-to-be
noticed that there were TWO Babies.TWINS! Sadly, just moments later she was informed that
one of her babies did not have a heartbeat. She was six weeks along. She says
that it was the worst day of her life.
She was able to carry the other baby to term and she now has
a beautiful four-year-old son. She is so happy to have her son to hold in her arms, but her heart
still aches with the loss of her other child.
Hey Everyone! It's been a busy first month of the New Year for Rows For Remembrance. We have expanded the services that we offer and we have taken on new orders. The first set of orders for the year have been completed and sent out in the mail today! I will be posting pictures soon.
We are also going to be trying something else this year. Here on our blog we are going to begin to share the stories of some of the people who have come to us to have something made to remember the life of their Child(ren). We will not be including the name of the people, just their stories. If you already have a blanket or cross stitch, plan on applying for one, or just want to share your story, you can. Just message Rows For Remembrance on your facebook page.
We are now going to be taking orders for more cross stitches or blankets.If you would like to have something to remember your loved one please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just message us on our facebook page and I will get an application to you.
It has been quite some time since Shaina made her last post. A long three years have past and some changes have been made. I have known Shaina for as long as I can remember and was so happy to help take up some of the work load that she was/is under.
I, myself, am not a mother, nor have I experienced the loss of a miscarriage. But I was there for Shaina and I saw first hand the heart breaking experience that it is and am proud to to be apart the ministry that she created.
I am no where near as eloquent and witty has Shaina, but I will do my best.
We have been working a lot via our Rows for Remembrance Facebook page. It has been a great outlet to reach people and minister to those moms and dads who have suffered a loss.
More changes (other than me) will be taking place with Rows for Remembrance soon. The new year is almost upon us and as the year changes so does Rows For Remembrance.
Our mission is minister to those Mother's & Father's who have suffered the loss of a miscarriage. It is a way for them to remember their little one(s).
As always we will continue to offer memory blankets for those who want one. But beginning in 2016 we will also be offering a framed Cross Stitch work.
The choice of how you want to remember your little one(s) will be yours.
It's been almost a year....or over a year. I've lost track. This time last year I was in a pretty (physically) difficult pregnancy. I didn't want to share here because I know how painful that can be to some Mamas who haven't had their rainbow yet. I apologize profusely for that! I also apologize for falling off the face of the planet.
Due to numerous computer crashes (I'm currently working mainly from a iPad or phone, so please forgive any autocorrect failures), and the inability to contact some mamas after their blanket was completed ( email spam filter? I don't really know), we are going to be changing the format of application. You will now have to submit your mailing address at the time of application. These blanket will remain 100% free.... But if you would like to donate $2 for each blanket requested (to go towards shipping) I would appreciate it.
We also will only be taking 10 applications at a time... Mainly so that I do not get so overwhelmed. This ministry took off so much faster than I ever expected. I'm still I'm shock! I wish there was no one to minister to with this... But there are, and I want to help as much as possible.
I have had two personal friends lose babies in the last 6 months. Their babies will be first, so I will open up the application page for 8 more applications. I will then post here when that is full and will post again when it can be reopened (when we are down to 2 blankets).
Continue to keep us in your prayers, as well as the mamas and daddies that we are ministering to.