Posted in Just a Cloud Away Remembrance Kit, Just a Cloud Away-Love Talk, tagged angels, angelversary, Baby Loss, bereaved parents, death, grieving families, infant loss, just a cloud away, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, Stillborn, stillborn baby, tanner on January 2, 2011 |
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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 4 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 4 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 120 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 116kb.
The busiest day of the year was October 7th with 495 views. The most popular post that day was The Birth of My Stillborn Baby-Part 10.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were justacloudaway.com, search.aol.com, en.wordpress.com, blogcatalog.com, and search.conduit.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for stillborn babies, stillborn, helleborus, stillborn baby, and angels.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
The Birth of My Stillborn Baby-Part 10 July 2008
Angel Gifts Comfort Grieving Parents of Baby Loss March 2008
Writing Poems for a Friend’s Baby that has Died March 2008
Planting Helleborus in Gardens Remembering Babies February 2008
Music, Memories & The Death of a Baby March 2008
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Posted in Angelversaries, Comforting Memory Gardens, Just a Cloud Away Remembrance Kit, Scrapbooking for Bereaved Families, Sympathy Gifts and Baskets, tagged angels, Angelversaries, florist, greensboro, memory gardens, Scruggs Florist, Stillborn, sympathy baskets, sympathy gifts, tanner on April 6, 2009 |
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When my baby Tanner passed September 28, 2003, sympathy flowers were delivered almost every day for a month. Scruggs Florist in Greensboro, North Carolina delivered the most because they were located less than a mile away from our house. 5 1/2 years later I am helping the florist create an appropriate sympathy basket for bereaved parents of baby and pregnancy loss.
The grief from pregnancy and infant loss is an overwheming sadness where parents often suffer in silence. If this type of loss hasn’t happen to you, it is difficult to understand. Acknowledgment of a much wanted baby is one step towards supporting bereaved parents.
Scruggs Florist now carries a sympathy basket for the death of a baby and for angelversaries. The sympathy gift includes:
1 Indoor Plant
1 Azalea Plant
1 Just a Cloud Away Remembrance Kit
1 Plant Care Sheet
1 Zodiac Sheet
1 Memory Garden Tip Sheet
1 Scrapbook Tip Sheet
1 Pamphlet-Ways to Comfort Bereaved Parents
1 Pamphlet-What not to say to Bereaved Parents
1 out of 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 26,000 stillbirths occur every year in the United States. If you know of a bereaved couple who has suffered the loss of their angel, you may want to think about sending a sympathy gift for the angelversary or death date. There are not too many loving parents that ignore this special and tragic date.
There are many supportive gifts included in the Scruggs Florist sympathy basket for grieving parents. There are also ideas for those supporting and comforting them.
Remembering all baby angels….
Peace Love and Hugs from Above
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Posted in Huh?!, Just a Cloud Away Remembrance Kit, Our Heavenly Angels, Scrapbooking for Bereaved Families, tagged heaven, Just a Cloud Away Remembrance Kit, memorial scrapbooks, miscarriage, october 15, pregnancy and infant loss, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, remembrance scrapbooking, scrapbook grief, scrapbook stores, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking for Bereaved Families, scrapbooking loss on September 26, 2008 |
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A friend of mine called a local scrapbook store asking to carry Just a Cloud Away Remembrance Kits on consignment, meaning, I would leave the kits in the store and only be paid when they were sold. He said no, I don’t want anything depressing in my store. Shit no, did he just say what I think he just said. I can tell you this, he is incredibly lucky that I was not the one making the call. So I will ponder what could have prompted such a dumb ass remark.
This scrapbook store owner:
- must not carry memorial scrapbook products of any kind, they are just too sad
- has not experienced baby loss himself because of his gender
- has had no family member or friend experience miscarriage, stillbirth or any pregnancy loss (one out of four pregnancies ends in miscarriage and it is possible no one shared their loss with him because of his warm nature)
- does not believe in Heaven and reuniting with our loved ones passed
- no sense of hope or faith
- is unaware of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, with October 15th the actual day
- probably feels sending flowers as a sympathy gift is safe and avoids the issue and does not condone expressing ones grief and memorializing a life is of any importance
So I may have taken his response somewhat personal and he may have a very good reason for not wanting to carry remembrance kits for babies.
2 local scrapbook stores kindly carrying Just a Cloud Away Remembrance Kits for pregnancy and infant loss are:
I cannot take these responses to heart, which is a difficult task for me. I take great offense to individuals or companies who have an opportunity to carry a product specifically for baby loss, who currently have none available for bereaved families.
We all have unique passions after our angels pass and this is one of mine. Sometimes I feel that it is us against them. It is not healthy and I would love for our grief not to be silent anymore.
Peace Love and Hugs from Above www.justacloudaway.com
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