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The 5th Belongs to Calvin: A simple gift for bereaved parents

It’s been 38 months since Calvin was born. I can’t believe it’s been over three years. Especially in the early days of grief, it was hard to imagine surviving. But here I am, a survivor of stillbirth, two miscarriages, and infertility. Today, I am 35 weeks and 5 days pregnant…

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: Deeply Loved

During my freshman year of college, Louie gave me a blue stuffed bunny that was wearing a knit Easter sweater. I named it Louie Bunny. Then, I started calling Louie Bunny. Then we both started calling each other Bunny. When I got pregnant with Calvin, we referred to him as…

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: Showers—a guest post from Daddy

For Calvin’s 3rd heavenly birthday, I asked Louie if he would do a guest post on my blog to share some of our story from his perspective. I’m glad I asked, and I’m glad he agreed, because even now, I continue to learn what it’s like for him to walk…

In My Heart giveaway winners

On February 13, 2012, Posted by , In Honor & Remember,Mixed Media, By ,, , With No Comments

Since, I didn’t have that many entries on the In My Heart giveaways, I decided that all of you will get what you asked for :). Hi-resolution name tag winners, please email me at crystal@louielovescrystal.com with the how you’d like your children’s names to appear on the tags: Holly Shauna…

In My Heart giveaway winners

On February 13, 2012, Posted by , In Honor & Remember,Mixed Media, By ,, , With No Comments

Since, I didn’t have that many entries on the In My Heart giveaways, I decided that all of you will get what you asked for :). Hi-resolution name tag winners, please email me at crystal@louielovescrystal.com with the how you’d like your children’s names to appear on the tags: Holly Shauna…

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: In My Heart Giveaways

Dear Calvin, It’s your 35th month in heaven, and I can’t believe your 3rd heavenly birthday is just around the corner. I wanted to do something creative and design-y for today. So, I decided to create a Valentine’s-inspired e-tag with the message Always, I will carry you in my heart,…

Remembering the Little Ones we Miss

In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Calvin’s Cupcakes is offering this free PAIL Cupcake for you to use for your baby/babies. Just click on the image to go to Calvin’s Cupcakes, where you can get the the high resolution version. In addition to my Calvin, Rainbow, and…

Looking for Brown

On October 11, 2011, Posted by , In Honor & Remember,Photography, By , , With No Comments

Have you heard of Beryl Young’s Illuminate photographic healing class? It’s a 5-week course that combines creative photography and journaling for bereaved parents. She’s currently offering a free lesson called “Color Your World.” Over at Dandiewinks, I’m sharing the results of my photo walk as I looked for the color…