Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mother's Day Giveaway!

 

Abraham and Moses - 15 days old


 
Me with my boys

Over at 5minutesformom they are having a really great Mother's Day Giveaway. The ladies are having a $1,000 Mother's Day Photo Contest. The directions are to post a picture of what Motherhood means to you. Simple? Not if you are me and you have 1,000's of pictures that you could submit!

Even though I am sure that I have posted these pictures before, I chose the above 2 pictures again because they capture my pure joy to be holding my twin boys, who were born at 28 weeks into my pregnancy. I had been on strict bedrest for the 6 weeks prior to their birth. Abraham was 2 lbs. 10 oz (L) and Moses was 2 lbs 7 oz. (R) They are my miracle boys. Moses did not have a strong heart, due to his Downs Syndrome and other issues. We released him into the loving hands of Jesus when he was one month old. We are blessed to have had that time with him and to have pictures of him. This is the only picture I have of me with both boys. I treasure this photo.

The pictures below were taken at the March for Babies that we just participated in this past Sunday. Because our family has experienced the struggles of premature birth, this amazing organization is close to our hearts. We are grateful for the education and the resources we got through the March of Dimes while we spent 51 days in a NICU.
 

 
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Mother's Day 2008 - Giveaway Event

21 comments:

Amberleigh said...

wonderful pictures!!!

Amy said...

Your photos are precious - life is so precious. My eyes welled reading your post. Thanks for sharing.

Summer said...

That picture of you with your boys is beautiful.

I'm so sorry you lost your beautiful boy.

Nan said...

What beautiful boys you have. Thank you for sharing your photo of both your beautiful boys. How truly amazing God's love is and the strength you found in him.

Danielle said...

That is an amazing picture. Your description really made me emotional. I can imagine how thankful you are to have captured that moment with your two boys. Thank you so much for sharing and good luck.

Milk Mama said...

Oh those are beautiful photos! I love the boys names! Abraham and Moses! I love that!!! I'm so sorry to hear that your son is in Heaven... but that sounds strange to say. I should say that I'm glad to hear that he is in Heaven with Jesus! He is a lucky boy! Good luck with the photo contest and thank you for commenting on my blog!
Sarah

Fashion Paramedic said...

Ever since I began blogging, I have learned volumes from mothers who have had challenging pregnancies and lost children while they were just infants. The pictures you have shared are a testament to your strength as a mother.

Kate said...

LOVE it, sis...truly a special photo to me as well! Hugs and Kisses!

momoftwinz said...

What a wonderful moment..you getting to hold your boys after being born that early. I also went through 10 weeks of strict bedrest (4 in the hospital). I love the photos.

Three P's in a Pod said...

I love your boys names...strong names for the strength that has been and will be required of them both. You are a beautiful Mama and we are all richer for you sharing these precious memories with us.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

totally heartbreaking!

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Tara said...

oh how beautiful. thanks for sharing this wonderful moment.

Teresa said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your boys. What a blessing that you had an entire month with your son before he went on to heaven. I love the pictures you posted!

Lisa said...

From one preemie mom to another, absolutely beautiful!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful photos! These truly touched us- Kari's twins were born at 29 weeks, and that time marks the memory forever! Have a blessed Sunday!

smiles,
kari & kijsa

Ter said...

Beautiful photos. I am a bereaved mom also. I am very sorry for your loss, and I'm very happy for your miracle. ((many hugs)) Happy Mother's Day!

baby~amore' said...

I was drawn to your photo and I know why now ...I am so sorry for the loss of your little boy ~Moses~ .

I am a bereaved mother of a precious little girl and I have living twin boys.

You got my vote

Beautiful photo
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LaskiGal said...

It is so wonderful to learn the story behind the picture. Beautiful . . . So sorry for your loss . . . but so happy for the joy you so clearly have in your life.

God bless . . .

Wendi said...

I went to check out the photo contest on 5 minutes for mom's and was immediately drawn to yours. Not surprisingly, as our stories our similar. My sons J.D. and K were born at 25 weeks. J.D. lived for 10 days. K is now 5. I will be voting for your picture...really beautiful!!

Julie said...

Precious photos and precious little boys. I am here via Mel at Life is like a Box of Chocolates. I'm voting for you - I hope you win! : )

Elizabeth said...

I am the mom of three preemies..I know the feelings of the NICU. We did the march for babies as well.. I love listening to others stories. Others find strength in those experiences.

I am sorry for the disjointed nature of this comment, everyone just woke up...