Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas! (and a Giveaway!)

Merry Christmas readers!!!

I have been pretty absent the past couple of weeks, but today I am co-hosting the last day of Tina's 25 Days of Giveaways!  Yay!  Since I know ya'll have tons of things to do and family to spend time with, I'll keep it short and sweet!

First off, I know that since today is Christmas, so I thought I would give away some gifts that would be good for the New Year.

Giveaway #1

My babies in Heaven have beautiful names.  Shyla Joy and Jakin Isaac.  The mean Creative Joy and God Will Establish Laughter.  So what better thing to give to one of you than this One Year of Joy and Laughter Devotional?  I seriously want to keep it for myself.  Joy and Laughter were both things that were (and sometimes still are) hard to come by after the loss of a child or children.


Giveaway #2

In the Company of Angels  
A Memorial book from
This memorial book is basically a baby book for a loss mom.  It is beautifully done.  (And please still enter for this item if you have lost twins or more than one baby...I have two to give away!  My babies were not twins, but I feel the need to keep everything "even" just as if they were here.)


Giveaway #3

The third giveaway is a CD.  This CD has a selection of songs that have helped me through the loss of my two beautiful babies and many of the songs are included in the care packages that we take to the hospitals and have been used in memorial services around the country (I sent several of these CD's to October 15th event organizers last year).


The giveaways will be open until 11:59pm December 27th and winners will be announced the next day.  I would like to also offer something special to everyone that enters, but it will be a surprise, so please leave the following info when commenting below:

*Which item(s) you would like to be entered for (just let me know if you would be happy winning any of the items or if you just want to be entered for a specific one or two).

*Your baby or babies names.

*Your email address.

*And if you would like please include something that has brought you joy or laughter since your loss.

Love and Hugs to all and I hope you all have had a Merry, Peaceful, Joyful Christmas.


ter@waaoms said...

Great giveaway! (please pop by my blog to see the giveaway I have on my blog as part of Tina's 25 day giveaway!)

I would choose the CD.

My baby's name is Tyla but she's most known by her nickname Babybear.

withanangelonmyshoulder at gmail dot com

and something that has brought me joy and laughter since my losses, my pup. who is currently telling me to stop typing and start snuggling. So I shall listen. :)

Renel said...

Wow. Today is my first day of entering the giveaways. I have really enjoyed finding new mama to connect with through this process. My daughter's name is Camille and on the 30th we will be missing her for 6 months. It has been so hard. I try and find joy and laughter in my life all the time. I try and choose happiness even though my heart is broken and I am so sad. My son brings me joy and I try and find hope for more happiness to come. My choice fir giveaway would be any of the three. My email is Thank you and sending light and love your way.

Ian's elephants said...

My baby's name is Ian, he passed we we were just 15 weeks along. Its hard knowing that you have a baby that you'll never get to meet on this side of Heaven....I long to hold kiss his little toes....I find joy in knowing that my Ian has only Known LOVE and he is having an awesome Christmas.

Shauna said...

I love your angel babies names--Shyla and Jakin--your pictures you have of their tiny hands are so beautiful.

My angel babies are Janessa and Hope Abigail. My email address is I would be happy winning any of the items.

I think the thing that has brought me joy has been my blog I started it last March after Janessa's 1st Angel birthday to reach out and help other BLM's, but I found in the process as I reached to others that it brought me peace and joy as an unexpected benefit. It really helped me 2 months after I started my blog when I loss my rainbow baby Hope Abigail. I don't think I would have survied her loss without the help of my BLM friends I had "met" through my blog.

B Ray said...

I would like to be entered into the for the memorial book but any of them would be nice. I have started to prepare a scrapbook for my Roosevelt IV. I miss him so much.

Deanna said...

How beautiful! These are all lovely giveaways. You are so sweet.

Baby's Name: River

Rainbow babe has brought much joy and laughter to our lives. The people that River brought into my life have helped me find a special kind of happiness again.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Melissa said...

Hi Mattie. I think of you every Christmas Day now as we read Mikayla and Chase's stocking thankful to have gotten that idea from you. It has brought so much healing to us and those who have helped us fill them. =)

I would love the book or the cd and you have actually reminded me that eventually I'd like to start including a list of songs for our memory boxes, so I might be emailing you for that list.

my email: mikaylasgrace (at) gmail

I think you know but my babies are Mikayla Grace and Chase Gabriel!

Hope this was a peaceful Christmas for you.

The thing that brings me the most joy has always been my 3 yo son Jonathan. It seems he can make me laugh and have something to be thankful for even in my darkest times.

Teresa Farmer said...

I would be happy with any of those things! My angels name is Sienna and my e-mail address is I love to decorate Sienna's grave at Christmas time cause I feel like I am including her. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

brigette said...

I would be happy with any :0) my angels name is kael, my name is brigette email is, I blog at ive been following your blog for a long time now and think you are a very special family!! Hugs during this hatd holiday season!!

Holly said...

I'd love to enter both!

My babies are Carleigh and Jordan and my email is

My other children is what has brought me the most joy and laughter!

Alison said...

I would love to win any of the giveaways...they all sound very special. Thank you for hosting.

I lost my son, William, on November 14 of this year. My blog is

My email is Alison.lake.777(at)gmail(dot)com

Alissa said...

Hello dear Mattie...what wonderful giveaway items you put together! You are one amazing mama! I would be honored to win either the devotional or memory book since I was lucky enough to receive a cd from you around October. I feel blessed to be connected with you through our children, Shyla, Kennedy and Jakin. It has brought me much joy to meet so many wonderful and supportive people. Much love to you, sweetie.

Sarita Boyette said...

Thank you for having a giveaway - I would love to win anything!
Meredith Helen is my daughter and her 3 younger siblings have brought us so much joy.

God bless you all!
Remembering Shyla & Jakin...xoxo

Karin said...

Such thoughtful gifts!

I would love to win anything!

I miscarried at 17 and 14 weeks, so I simply call my babies my little ones.

My rainbow baby, Anders, has brought me joy, laughter and SO much more! I am so very thankful for him every minute of the day.