Capture Your Grief – Day 17: Explore

On October 21, 2014, Posted by , In Art & Crafts,Capture Your Grief 2014,Grief & Loss,Projects, By , With No Comments

Grieving does not mean I’ve lost hope. Having hope does not mean I no longer grieve. Capture Your Grief is an annual, 31-day mindful healing project that consists of photography and reflection. It is for “anyone who is grieving the death of a baby or child at any age or gestation.”…

Charlie is one

On June 11, 2013, Posted by , In Charlie Bastian,Photography, By , , With No Comments

Happy first birthday, my earth baby. I am overwhelmed by you.

I choose to live and to honor you

I created this digital card in honor of my son Calvin’s 50th month in heaven, for my fellow sisters in babyloss on International Bereaved Mothers Day, and for the 1 year anniversary of Still Standing Magazine. It was not my choice to survive without you… So I choose to live…

7 months today

On January 11, 2013, Posted by , In Charlie Bastian,Photography, By , , With No Comments

(Posted via Instagram)

6 months with my Bumble Bee

On December 11, 2012, Posted by , In Charlie Bastian,Photography, By , , With No Comments

Happy Half Birthday my Baby Boy. You bring so much light into this world. (Posted via Instagram)

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: Rainbow in the city

As the 5th approached, I started wondering what I could write about. I’m still hesitant to write about Charlie much, maybe because I think of this as a space for remembering my other babies, maybe partly because being a part of the baby loss community, I feel guilty sharing about…

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: A Visit to Florida

On October 5, 2011, Posted by , In Calvin Phoenix,Honor & Remember,Life, By ,,, , With No Comments

One of the most surprising thing that happened after losing Calvin (and each of my babies) was finding friendships in unexpected places. I was amazed and uplifted by receiving compassion, encouragement, and just plain love from people who ranged from former acquaintances to complete strangers. The BabyCenter Community was where…

Remembering Janessa and Hope

On July 26, 2011, Posted by , In Calvin's Cupcakes, By ,, , With No Comments

Our two Precious Angels, we love you, we miss you, we look forward to the day when we get to see you again. Love, Mommy & Daddy Janessa is Shauna’s first angel baby, who grew wings on March 9, 2010. Hope is Shauna’s second baby, who became an angel on…