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

Monday, October 19, 2009

Week 12 of The Secret

To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

When our babies are taken from us too early, it sure can seem like the whole world is against us. We wonder why us?, why now? We say I did everything right, I wanted this baby, I prayed for their health. Yet the world still went against what we wanted.

What is Faith? Faith is trusting that everything will work out no matter what. Faith is knowing that we all will see our babies again. Faith is trusting that the world was in fact on our side when our babies were picked to be angels.

Losing our babies is by far the worst thing, it's not fair, it hurts like hell, and it's real. The reason why all this happened, we will never truly know, but you were not picked to be a mommy of an angel to turn your back on the world.

If you've lost faith since the loss of your child, it's time to find it again. If you never had it before and you need something to lean on, faith is an awesome crutch. Sufficient Grace is an awesome place to start, not only will you get amazing lessons in faith, but you will find amazing tools in healthy grieving the loss of your baby with Kelly. The added bonus Kelly has her very own angels and she's proud to say it.

I hope that this week by week digest of The Secret was as fun for you as it was for me. You can always go back to the lines in this poem and if you fall, get back up, dust yourself off and keeping climbing up that mountain. By the time you reach the top you will be reunited with your very own angel(s)

God Bless


Akul's mama said...

When I was angry with God, I had no where to go and cry. I had to go back to him so I have someone whose shoulder I can use as often as I want.

Holly said...

I'm so glad to have faith through this journey. It has helped me make it through.

Carol said...

I am asking for prayers for Jonah tonight. Jonah's momma and daddy have an angel, Gabe, and their second baby boy is really struggling. He is not able or willing to eat. She is asking for prayers that God will let him eat. You can add his link to your blog and get it from my blog is you would. I found you through Sufficient Grace. I love Kelly a lot. Wish I could meet her. I feel your love through your words. I am so very blessed. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren, and have only felt the loss of a child through a friend's loss. If that hurt me so much, I can't even imagine the pain of losing my own child. Thank you for this work you do to help those with indescrible loss. Please pray and spread the word for Jonah. He is so beautiful and suffers from EB. His mama is so afraid of what looks to be the next step, a feeding tube. Thanks and bless you as you continue on your journey! Carol

Karen said...

Beautiful page. One of the most meaningful things someone said to me right after our George died was from my friend Ellie who has lost seven babies, "Go ahead and be angry with God. He can take it." And Bernadette at Morning Light Ministry shared with me her revelation one day that lamentation *is* prayer - so evident in the psalms and so many passages. Prayers for baby Jonah.

Jennifer Ross said...

Hi Stephanie. I was on Holly's blog and she had some pictures on her blog of those beautiful angel's that you gave away for free. I would feel so blessed if it's not to late for me to get one of those. They are beautiful! Please let me know on my blog or e-mail me at hoster777@live.com


Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, Stephanie...thank you so much for all you're doing for grieving moms.

God bless you, dear friend...

Love you...