"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Gift #I.

I've been receiving many gifts in the mail over the course of these horrific 3 weeks.This one came first, from my dear online friend Susan Berg.

Just wanted to share these beautiful and most treasured gifts. Yes, gifts. I have received 3 necklaces in the mail. Each one completely different from the other. For today, I'm sharing the Down Syndrome Awareness Pendant. It's the first necklace sent to me by an online friend. On the back of the pendant is Carly's name, with a heart on one side of her name and a cross on the other.

I will treasure this very precious gift forever.

The following is a little information behind this pendant:

this pendant was designed by Micah when he was 7. he drew a similar picture
while thinking about his little sister who has Down syndrome, aka trisomy 21. the
holes represent three chromosomes on the 21st set. there are a total of 47
instead of the usual 46, so 47 dots. please understand that because i make
each one by hand, they are each unique. Micah's creativity is AMAZING

If you don't have one of these click here to get yours!


Kristin said...

Stunning, and so completely precious.

Heather said...

I do have one Joany and I purchased one for my good friend who lost her little guy 2 months ago.

Yours is beautiful.Another reminder to you,that you and Paul and your entire family will always,always be connected to this extended family.

Think of you daily.Send you prayers of strength each night before my head hits the pillow.

I want to get something to you as well.If you get a moment can you send me your address through FB or email me?

Susan Berg said...

Oh Joany, really I cannot take total responsibility for this gift to you.

Betsy, the creator was kind enough to get this out to you as quickly as possible because she had heard about sweet Carly's passing from several different people.

I might have contacted her, but believe me the pendant comes from the hearts of all those that love Carly, you and your family!

You are always in my prayers!

Hugs, prayers and much love,
Susan and The Bunch of Bergs

Debbie @ Three Weddings said...

What a great idea and how special that it was designed by a brother for his little sister.

Continuing to pray for all of you.

my family said...

funny b/c i've been wanting one for a couple of months Im waiting on a paycheck to get it in the next week or so,love it.

WHat a great "memory" necklace.

We miss your little C so much and keep you all in our prayers, my girls remember you each night as they are saying their prayers too

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To Love Endlessly said...

I have this as well. My husband got it for me for mother's day. It's absolutely beautiful and the significance is just priceless.

Tina said...

It's beautiful and how lovely to have it engraved with Carly's name.

I continue to pray for your healing and for the days to get easier for you. We all miss Carly dearly.

laurasue said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious girl. I pray for God's comfort to surround your family.

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Melissa said...

I've been reading your blog for a little while, but don't know that I've commented. I just wanted to you to know that there are lots of people you've never met praying for you. I got my necklace today, and and will also think of Carly when I wear it.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

i have tears in my eyes and this is the second time i have read about this - what a beautiful gift!!!!

Far Above Rubies said...

It takes my breath away. Stunning.