Honoring your baby

There is no wrong way to honor your baby. Here are some ways FOL families have honored their angels.
If you have advice you’d like to add, please send it to april@facesofloss.com, with ‘Honoring Your Baby’ in the subject line. Thanks!

 

Jewelery

Many of us wear a special necklace or bracelet to honor our babies.

  • I have always represented by Angel babies with butterflies. I carry them with me daily with a butterfly charm on my Pandora bracelet. – Jodi
  • I wear a little silver “bean” necklace everyday for the baby I lost at 10 1/2 weeks. – Donna

  • I have a silver moon necklace with a star inside of it- I wear it on the days I miss Colin the most- our little man in the moon, our star in the sky ♥ - Roxanne
  • I have a silver heart ring to remember my twins… – Jennifer
  • I found a beautiful necklace that I wear everyday reminded me that I’m not alone. He is with me always. His memory alone keeps me going. – Jessica
  • I have a ring DH gave me with her name and what would have been her birthstone. – Maria
  • I made an angel wing necklace that I’ve worn everyday since. – Alicia
  • A guy in Alaska designed me a sterling silver Forget-Me-Not flower with a white sapphire in the middle charm necklace that I wear every day. I get comments everyday about it which gives me a chance to talk about my daughter Reese Lynn and infant loss. – Michele
Tattoos

Some of us choose a tattoo as a more permanent way to honor our babies.

  • I got a memory tattoo with my angel name and date of birth and his flower is a white rose. I always buy them when it comes to his anniversary. – Lucy

  • I have a tattoo of Sara’s foot prints. -Beth
  • I have a a tattoo of Leela’s birth flower and angels wings on my back. – Jen
  • I have two butterflies tattooed on my foot in memory of my two angel babies. – Amanda
  • After I lost my first of two babies, I got a tattoo of a baby holding flowers with angel wings on my hip. I think about my babies everyday especially around the dates that I lost them!! – Tabitha
  • Two years ago, on the 5th anniversary, I got a tattoo of my sleeping angel on my right shoulder. She is with me always…Miss you angel. - Isabelle
  • I have a beautiful angel baby tattoo on my lower ( inside) arm with my daughter’s name, Meaghan Olivia, and 5 hearts for my five babies lost to miscarriage. – Lisa
Charity

Some families get involved by donating memory boxes or other items to parents that have suffered a loss.

  • My fiance and I are going to make a donation in his/her name every year on what would have been the birth. For our first year, we will donate to a SIDS group a friend of mine works with. – Maureen
  • My baby is why I’m a counselor today. – Carmen
  • I started the memory project making bracelets for angel mummys memory boxes and to offer parents another outlet to speak with other parents. – Twinkle
  • I donate gift bags to the local hospital on 10/15 and release balloons. – Billie Jo
  • I  do a lot of volunteer work with The March Of Dimes. It makes me feel better trying to help so no other family goes through what we did!! – Beth
  • After losing 2 grandbabies, I designed and make “Circle of Love Name Ornaments”. I also sew baby burial gowns for the Mary Madeline Project. – Vicki
  • Helping others with their grief and just being there for them is the best way I can honor my angel. I also donate and make memory boxes and blankets for the hospital for other BLMs. – Rosie

 

Miscellaneous
Here are some other creative ways to honor your baby.

  • I light a candle every night at the time my son died. I really do plan to do that for as long as I’m living. – Kelly
  • Planted a tree, wear a necklace, and have my baby boys ashes in our living to kiss goodnight and good morning too. – Andrea
  • I am currently going to school to hopefully become an ultrasound technician. My babies are my inspiration for that. – Allison
  • Every day I honor him by advocating for heart defect testing called pulse ox. I am saving lives in his name. – Ruth
  • I bought a special dolly after my little angel passed away and named it after her, and now it’s one of my 3 year old daughter’s favorite dolly’s. – Marciela

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