August 24, 2009


My sweet blogger friend, Nan, has a beautiful garden that she's planted in memory of her 3 Angel Babies ~ Shelby, Megan, and Lynne. Nan sent me this picture that she took Sunday of 4 new blooms that popped up that morning, just in time for our babies' 6 month anniversary. Thanks for thinking of us today, Nan! I love the picture!

Here are 2 more pictures that I've been meaning to share with you... Last month Ally and I went and got tattoos! I had been wanting to do something in memory of The Beans, so I finally decided on a small tattoo in their honor. I had to get something that I could easily conceal for work, so I got it on my ankle. I am so not the tattoo-type of person, but I am really happy with it and so glad I got it!

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  1. Those blooms are pretty! I'm really not a tattoo kinda person either but it made sense to me to get one for Carleigh and I'm so glad I did. I think yours is great!

  2. I still love your tatoo...What it means AND how it looks!

  3. I love it and I'm not usually a tattoo person either.

  4. I'm not a tatoo person, either, but I always say that the only thing I would EVER get a tatoo for is my future children. Something that represents them.

    So, I think your new tatoo is absolutely perfect!!

  5. Lauren, I'm so glad that you have such wonderful friends to help you with the grief and loss you feel for your babies everyday. You have done such sweet things to honor their memory.

  6. The clematis blooms are so neat...I love the timing.

    Also love your new ink. I wish I was brave enough to do that...maybe one of these days.


  7. I am not sure if you have already received this, but I have nominated you for Honest Scrap Award! Go to my blog to see the rules!!

  8. Shortly after this post, I was on a walk and spied the SAME flower pictured. Not sure how many blooms, but I found myself thinking a lot about your Beans.


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    Over the past three years it has been flipped upside down. I am 31 years old, and married to my hubby of three years, Josh. We have 4 beautiful angel babies, who are fondly known as our “Green Beans”. The first of my quads, Heidi, held on as long as she could and was born on January 31, 2009 after pPROMing at 17 weeks. A few weeks later, I pPROM’d with my sweet Lily. Lily, Paige, and Rylan were all born at 22 weeks on February 23, 2009. Just after being released from the hospital empty handed, I returned with a high fever and infection. Two of the nights I spent in the hospital that week, I honestly thought I was going to die. It was the sickest and most hopeless I’ve ever been. I’m pretty sure my diagnosis was a broken heart.

    Our journey to becoming parents has had its share of happiness and heartbreaks. I got through every day by staying close to Josh, friends and family, blogging, and relying on God that my future will be bright. All the love and support I’ve gotten has greatly helped me manage……I am alive and well, and want to be my absolute best as a result of this.

    On May 1st 2011, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Taylor, into this world. She is our miracle baby and brings so much joy and happiness in our lives. She is such a gift from God.

    I have come out of all of this with a better appreciation of life. I hope to make the best of this situation by helping others who will experience a similar loss.

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