Monday, November 26, 2012

Something special...

Caroline's birthday is coming up soon, on December 15th. A friend of Cameron's from high school has been incredibly sweet to us throughout our journey with Caroline, and she's doing something else now, too. It's pretty special. Read Jennifer's words below (she does amazing work with her company called Fadeless Memories, and even has Caroline's story on her site) and see why...

From Jennifer:

I never met Caroline Grace, but she changed my life in a way that I can't explain. I haven't seen Cameron for over 12 years when we attended high school together, and I've only talked to Emily via the internet, yet they have encouraged me to love and trust the Lord in ways that are only caused by experiencing extreme amounts of pain. Like many of you, I stalked their blogs, I prayed for her healing as they chronicled their journey with anencephaly, and I wept on December 15th when she was born into Jesus' arms. She's caused me to hug my children tighter, and hold my plans for them a little looser, trusting that the Lord knows what He's doing.

When she left this world, I was honored to be able to use a product my business makes to preserve her memory by carving one of her NILMDTS photographs into acrylic.
Since then, I've been looking for a way to serve other families that have lost their precious little ones before they left the hospital. I was overwhelmed by how many families had experienced such a loss and I knew that I didn't have enough resources to minister to everyone. However, I've come to realize that doing something is better than nothing and I need to comfort as many people as I can.

In honor of her first birthday, if you would like to receive a free suncatcher/Christmas ornament with your baby's photograph carved into it, I would love to send one to you. Please email me 2-3 images of your baby along with your address to jroberson at fadelessmemories dot com before December 15th.

  • Christmas ornaments are approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches and tend to be the perfect size for an image of one face (think traditional hospital photograph). Multiple family members will not be distinguishable and normally need to be carved in a larger size to look good. I request multiple images so that I can choose the one that will carve the most beautifully but if you only have one then I totally understand.
  • Help with shipping is appreciated and allows me to send more ornaments out to more families. However, it is entirely optional.
  • For now I must limit this offer to the residents of the United States.
  • I will make as many ornaments as I can, and will establish a waiting list if needed.


  1. What an amazing gift! Hey Emily, I've been thinking about you! Hope Thanksgiving was sweet and I am especially thinking about you as you approach Caroline's first birthday. We found out we are having a boy soon after Glory's first birthday. I just wanted you to know you're on my mind. Love, Libba

    1. Thanks Libba! I hope you're doing well also! I'm so happy to hear you're having a sweet boy. May God bless him and all of you as his birth approaches!

  2. Hey Emily,
    Thank you for being such an encouragement to me! I found your blog through the sisterhood website...
    I lost a baby girl this June and am walking through that now with the Lord... I read a few of your stories and have been encouraged and challenged, so thank you! And congrats on your pregnancy. :)

    1. Myssi, I'm so glad you found my blog. I truly hope it does help you. Please feel free to email me any time if you'd like to talk about anything (see the contact tab above for the address). I'm so sorry you had to experience the loss of your precious little girl, but I'm so glad you have the Lord as your comforter. I wouldn't have made it through without Him. Thank you so much for commenting and for your sweet words! God bless as you walk your own journey.


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