Monday, October 25, 2010

100th Post Giveaway!!!

100 Posts! Wow, I can't believe I have shared that much of my life with the world in 8 months! And being 100 posts brings home the fact that I've survived more than 100 days on this journey. Feels pretty good to be here. I am excited and will announce the giveaway after getting out all the mushy stuff.

Back in February, I thought it would be a great idea to share our twin pregnancy with friends and family who weren't close. And as I was setting up this blog, I thought about how fun it would be to share all their antics as they grew older. The blog was going to be about our whole family and how much fun life was with two more little monkeys running around. Check here for the very first post and others written during the pregnancy.

On May 31st, 2010 our world began to quickly crumble as we learned that we lost Lucas. I'll never forget every little detail of those hours and days surrounding us as we learned that he was gone. June 1st found us delivering both twins shortly after midnight, and June 2nd found us saying good-bye to his brother, Caleb.

A few weeks after saying good-bye to our perfect little babies, I searched frantically online for others who had been or currently were where I was. My search wasn't very productive that first day. But on day 2 I found the Grieve Out Loud site and Glow in the Woods. Both these sites had blogrolls that I began to check out. I soon decided that I wanted to continue blogging. Even though it was painful at first, the amount of healing that came with it was very much welcome. I soon found many other moms out there that were fresh in this journey. A few months later Kristin began Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope. This is the site that everyone knew was needed, but never did what it took to get it started. Thank you, Kristin, so much!!!! I am really looking forward to the future of Faces of Loss!

I have made so many amazing women through this blog and reading their blogs. This community that nobody wants to be a part of is fabulous. Everyone has the biggest hearts and it always reminds me how unfair babyloss is.

So I want to thank everyone who reads my blog, comments on it, and follows it. Every comment adds so much happiness to my day. Thank you all so much for your support. I know I wouldn't be as far through this as I am without each and every one of you!

I am going to give away 10 hand-made Christmas cards!!! I will do a drawing on November 1st and have them mailed out by November 10th, so that you get them in time to write and address them. To enter, you leave a comment for this post and/or sign up as a follower of the blog. If you do both, then you'll be entered twice.

I am really looking forward to this. It's my first giveaway and I am so very grateful for all of you! It has been a rollercoaster ride. You've shared happiness and many, many tears with me. I am looking forward to the next 100 posts!

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  1. I can't believe it's been that long.... I am so proud of you and the progress you have made. I have laughed with you and celebrated with you about the boys, and cried my eyes out when you called to tell me that they were gone. I think of you guys all the time and everytime I see a dragonfly, I think of sweet Lucas and Caleb. I love you!

  2. I can relate to you on so many levels. I have only been following your blog for a few weeks, because I myself just started blogging. I didn't know if starting a blog was something I was ready to do but now I am very happy that I did because I have "met" a lot of amazing women through their blogs, you being one of them ♥ ((hugs))

  3. I went back and read your post from February when you found out that you were having twins. It is kind of surreal to read it now, knowing what happened in the end. But it was nice feeling the excitement you had. I'm going to go back and read more of those posts when I'm not at work :)

    It is amazing how much blogging helps. I don't know how women got through this before the internet!

  4. I love that you wrote, "100 posts brings home the fact that I've survived more than 100 days on this journey". It is the most difficult road to take however you have survived... as have I and countless others and for that we should be proud. I look forward to catching up on your older posts as well as to reading your next 100 as I am new to your blog. Thank you for sharing your life and your babes with us.


  5. Carrie I enjoy the honesty of your blog. Although, I have no experience in what you've been through, your story really helps me understand what others deal with daily. Keep it up girl. It's good therapy for all! :)

  6. awww I cant believe I missed your first giveaway :0( !! I've been so busy that I find myself playing catch up almost all the time. I cant believe that it's been five months already. Thank you for letting us join you in your journey. Love you and miss you


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