Welcome Message

I’m so glad you’ve found My Very Own Angel; if you haven’t already check out our official website, please take the time to check it out at http://www.myveryownangel.org/ . My Very Own Angel is full of supportive resources and idea to assist women while carrying to term and post the loss of their angel. In addition to support for mothers MVOA also includes supportive resources and idea for everyone that is affected by pregnancy and infant loss, including fathers, grandparents, siblings, friends and family.

My Very Own Angel also heads off the 345 Teddy Bear Project, where every other year we donate 115 7” teddy bears wearing angel necklaces to various hospitals and prenatal diagnostic centers in sets of 3.

My Very Own Angel is also the original creator and designer of the official “I Have My Very Own Angel” T-Shirt and other soon to be announced keepsakes, to encourage women to be proud of their angels and make a statement to the world that often overlooks pregnancy and infant loss as something that “just happens”. The woman herself is a strong being to carry, birth, and take care of children, so what does that say about the unspoken and often forgotten women who suffer the loss of child against the natural order of death? It says that we have already climbed the hardest mountain, there is no sense in going back down, so climb up and keeping climbing doing good deeds, honoring your angel and practicing positive healing after such a tragic situation. Eventually you will reach the highest mountain, and you will hold your child in your arms again.

Thank you for taking the time to follow this blog and see the site, if you are a bereaved parent I can formally say I know how you feel, if you are a friend, family member, or an outsider looking in. Stay for a while check out some of the blogs we follow, view this situation from eyes of the families that have lost, I assure you, you will learn something and find a new sense of compassion.

Stephanie Stewart
Founder and Creator of My Very Own Angel

Friday, October 16, 2009

Giveaway Winner!!!!!!!!

An amazing random act of kindness, I thought Dana from The Midnight Orange was amazing for donating the Never, Ever Let Go sculpture to the MVOA blog giveaway. While reading through your amazing responses it dawned on me that I have a special connection to all of your ladies and all of your angels. Some of you lost before me and you lit the light for me and my journey through loss and some of you are amazing followers of the light I’ve lit for you. I couldn’t pick a winner, so I asked Dana to please help me. She knows none of you ladies and only came in contact with me 2 weeks ago, I thought it would be fair that way.

Dana said each of you deserved to win and she is graciously donating one (1) sculpture to everyone who entered in this giveaway on blogger. She is busy working on them so please allow time but you will all get one that you noted was your favorite or one that she felt suited you based upon the photos on your blogs.

I want you to know that Dana is indeed a walking angel, and I found her website for a reason. I need you mothers to support this artist and this wonderful giving woman. She gets the feelings that we only wish others would understand. She is hope for us, that those not effected personally by pregnancy and infant loss, can understand what we are going through.

I need you ladies to do 3 things for me before accepting this prize.

Thank Dana by posting a thank you comment here on my blog

Also please create a post on your blog letting everyone know how awesome she is
as a person and an artist. Here web link is www.themidnightorange.com

Please send me your names and addresses to myveryownangel@gmail.com

I want every angel mommy to have at least one of her sculptures, not just because they are so beautiful, but because of who they came from, a person who read into our stories, she stepped into our pain, channeled that into a God given talent and she is humble enough to bless so many with empty arms and aching hearts. Please share her info with everyone you know.

* If you did not enter into this giveaway, please still take a moment and visit The Midnight Orange, amazing, breathtaking work.

God Bless


Angela Donaldson Photography said...

Thats amazing she is a blessing

Graves said...

WOW WOW WOW!! I am bawling like a big fat baby! All I can say is THANKYOU THANKYOU AND THANKYOU! The kind hearts i have encountered on this journey so gracious and giving. To think i was in this alone and now to encounter all these people with open understanding hearts.

Mary said...

THANK YOU DANA!!! You truely are a wonderful person! Thank you so much for donating your time to make so many moms a sculpture. It means so much to me and I know it will mean a lot to everyone who gets one!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh! I am simply amazed by Dana! Thank you so much for your generosity to all of us. I know we appreciate it a lot!!

Lisa said...

Thank you so very much Dana. You are such an amazing women with a generous heart. I am forever grateful.

Ali <3 <3 said...

What an amazing women!

Rachel said...

Her pieces are just amazing in their simplicity. Very beautiful.

Emily said...

Dana, thank you! What an amazing gift to us. You must know how precious few mementos we have of our little angels, so each one is cherished. May God bless you!

Rikki said...

I found this blog through holly at caring for carleigh. it is beautiful. The sculptures are amazing and after i seen the one that holly recieved i went and had a look at danas site. They are all so beautiful and i am going to look into getting one of them for myself.