Welcome to my blog

I hope this blog can give you some comfort and support in this terrible time of loss.

In Novemeber, 2009 I lost my first born after complications in my pregnancy. She was stillborn on the 28th November, 2009 and I dedicate this blog to her, Miss Sophie Elizabeth Ffrench Lally.

One of my oldest friends had asked me " What is your message to others from what happened to you?"

At the time of this question I honestly didn't know the answer.
Now, I feel that I was meant to do this blog to help others.

When I searched online at other blogs from first time moms who had lost a baby either in-utero or neonatally I saw that there was nothing out there which pointed to various techniques, therapies and coping mechanisms which could be used to really help both mentally and physically.

You (yourself and your husband/partner) are in such a heap that you go into a bubble and just can't see outside of that.

It's very important to see that there are things that can help keep the body healthy and the mind focused, so that you don't stay in that bubble forever.

Losing a child at any stage is horrendous, but to lose your first is the most traumatic of all. It steals from you the joy, naiviety and confidence that having a baby can bring. You forever exit naivety and enter a world of fear and hurt.

How you deal with these emotions can forever shape the rest of your life.

Do you want to be the victim OR the victor of these emotions?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Jewellery Tree

The Remembrance Jewellery by Lisa Clinch of The Jewellery Tree is designed to give bereaved parents, and other family members a unique memento to help acknowledge and honour the life of their child no matter how short.

Wearing a piece of jewellery is a beautiful, simple and personal way to say without words how you are feeling inside. Each piece is handmade to the highest standards by Lisa and there are many designs to choose from, which can be personalised with names, birthstones, dates, footprints or handprints (where possible) messages or charms. The range includes keyrings, pendants, charms, bracelets, purse charms, bookmarks and more, Lisa is constantly adding new designs.

Our Mothers Bracelets are a really beautiful way for a mother to carry a keepsake of her baby with her all the time. These bracelets can be personalised with a name in sterling silver letter blocks and birthstones for a significant date such as date of birth, loss or expected due date. Sterling silver charms with symbolic meaning can be added to the bracelet, these include a butterfly, a dragonfly, crosses, hearts, forget-me-nots, a lily, stars, and awareness ribbons. The butterfly for example represents the soul, and signifies a short life. The dragonfly can symbolise the transition of grief from the dark depths of despair to being able to see the sun again.
If there is something that you would like but don’t see, please ask as we know how important getting the right piece for you is.

As each piece is handcrafted for you and some items require more time to make than others, please allow 3-4 weeks from ordering until you receive your piece. The Mothers Bracelets usually ship within 48 hours.
Items can be shipped directly to someone with a gift card from you at no extra cost, just put a note when checking out.

The Jewellery Tree and Lisa are proud to donate 10% of all sales of Remembrance Jewellery to A Little Lifetime Foundation and you will see exactly how much will be donated from your purchase on your invoice.

Some pieces of jewellery from The Jewellery Tree collection are not part of this donation process.

Link: http://www.thejewellerytree.ie/

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