Today, I'm linking up again with my blog friend Tesha. If you're visiting from her website today, I'm glad you're here. If you're trying to find my story, I haven't yet put a special button on my blog to say "start here" or something of that nature. But if you go to the labels on the right hand side, you can pick the label "Solveig" to read about my daughter.
If you don't know Tesha yet, I encourage you to read her story here about her sweet family and their loss of their precious son, Jonathan. He was born too early this past January, and dear Tesha has done a beautiful job of honoring her son through her story on her blog. She has been a real encouragement to me and to so many others.
Solveig Sofia was born still February 29, 2012 at 8:03 am weighing in at 3 lbs. 11 oz. She was 33.5 weeks in gestation. Her cause of death is known, unlike many others who experience stillbirth. Solveig had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck three times, around her arm, around her middle and also a true knot in the cord. We are devastated by this loss, but we are choosing to trust in the Lord through the midst of the difficulty. He has shown Himself to be so real to us during this trial.
Sunday May 6th was International Bereaved Mother's Day. Tesha did an awesome thing in honor of my precious Solveig and MANY other little babies who are in Heaven. She wrote their names in the sand using shells. How amazing is that??? I cannot tell you what it did for my spirit to see my daughter's name written out like that and on her blog! I was so surprised and had no idea that she had this wonderful gift in store. :) THANK YOU TESHA!!! I wish I lived near the ocean so I could find beautiful shells and flowers to create these things as you have done. For now, I'll have to settle for Minnesota rocks and shells and lakes...which are also great, and pretty in a different way than your landscape.
Isn't that so cool? There is nothing quite like seeing my daughter's name spelled out. It warms my heart and gives me the chills all at the same time. Here's a few more pictures that Tesha made for me...
But for this moment on this day, I'm going to again be grateful that I had the chance to carry that sweet girl in my womb and know her there. And I'm going to look forward to holding her in Heaven again one day. I can hardly wait!
I miss you dear Solveig. I'll ALWAYS love you and think of you...