April 26, 2010


Look at what my sweet Blogger friend sent me!


Janet designs jewelry and sells them on Esty.  She made this little charm necklace for me with Heidi, Lily, Paige, and Ry’s initials on it. 

Is it just me, or do you see the word Helper when you see the letters H – L – P - R?  It’s probably just me, and I’m looking into this waaaay too much, but that’s what I see and think every time I see those initials together. 

All I’ve ever hoped to come out of this mess of a situation was to be able to help someone.  My babies continue to remind me to make the best out of life and to remember to help others.  I am so, so thankful to know first hand that I have been able to help others by simply telling my story. 

Thanks again, Janet!  I LOVE it!


  1. I LOVE this Lauren. And yes I see it too.

  2. It's beautiful! What a sweet thing to do :)
    That's why I created my grief blog too- I'd read other blogs and they helped me so much, I thought maybe if I put it out there I could help someone get through it too.

  3. It's beautiful! And, I see it too. You are a help and inspiration to so many Lauren.

  4. so precious! and you are completely inspiring and i know helpful to other moms who have gone through/are going through tragic losses. blessings, lauren!

  5. I love the necklace...and you are not alone in thinking you see a word in their initials, I always see "smile" in my SML, like they sent me a special message. Hugs, Nan xxx

  6. Beautiful! Her necklaces are great! I see the 'helper' too and love that some good is coming from your sweet green beans!

  7. I love that idea ... the Green Beans are your own little Helper, even though they're not here physically. And thanks to God, and Blogger, they are living on in our hearts too, even when we never met them.

  8. Lauren,

    How thoughtful of Janet to send you something so very special :)

    You are a "Helper" and I love that you found that significance in your babies names. They are "helpers" as well...guiding our way :)


  9. Love the necklace! And yes I do see where it says helper!!


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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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