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Introducing Mamie's Poppy Plates

As you all know, I am Mamie's mom, and Mamie was my first child. I was pregnant with her from October 2008 to June 25th, 2009 when she was born a sleeping angel (stillborn) two and a half weeks before her due date.

Stillbirth and infant death are realities that too many parents face even today. Did you know that each year 1 in 115 babies delivered is stillborn? And 1 in every 102 newborns die before the age of 28 days old?

Now, a year after losing Mamie, I have started Mamie's Poppy Plates, my organization providing keepsakes for parents who are not able to take their babies home from the hospital. Because handprints and footprints are something that we cherish as parents of children in Heaven or here on this earth, I wanted to find a beautiful way to preserve such a precious reminder of our babies.

Your donation of $13 will provide a plate to bereaved families who are delivering at St. Vincent Hospital. Their baby’s birth stats, hand and footprints will be stamped and painted on the front of the plate while your name or organization will be painted on the back. Firefly Studio in Little Rock, AR will have a creative hand in painting names and stats on the plates and firing them for the best quality work. My hope is that in the near future, I will have enough donations to provide plates to all hospitals in the Little Rock area.

Thank you for considering a donation and thank you to Firefly Studio for helping make this happen in memory of my precious Mamie.

Happy 1st birthday sweet Mamie. We miss you so very much.

Blessings,

Sarah Bussey Adams

You can either send a check to me (email if you need my address) or pay through paypal by clicking on the add to cart which is to the far left of this blog. Thanks again!

Comments

  1. Happy Birthday, sweet baby girl. Sarah, I am so excited about Mamie's Poppy Plates! It is perfect. I love you.
    -Brit

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  3. What a special tribute to Mamie! I have tears streaming down my face as I think about all you and Taylor have been through this last year and how strong you have both been! The pictueres above make it all so real again. What a BEAUTIFUL baby she was! I will be thinking about you all day today and what Mamie is doing in Heaven on her 1st Birthday. Love you!

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  4. Sarah- I don't know you but have heard of your story from friends. I worked with Taylor on the CF Wine Opener this year and did not know he was your husband. . . didn't put 2 and 2 together! Nevertheless, I would love to donate! How do I do so?
    Loved reading your blog and are so amazed at your strength. Please let me know how I could donate!
    Blessings,
    Lauren Miller

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  5. Sarah, what a beautiful idea. We would love to donate too. Happy birthday to Mamie, and happy birthday to you. I hope however you spend this day, it will bring you comfort and renewed strength. You've given me such a gift with this blog -- sharing your heart, and giving me the chance to love your little girl too. Thank you.

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  6. What a wonderful idea and such a neat way to honor Mamie! Thinking of you today :) I too would like more info on how/where to donate.

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  7. You can either donate by check which will need to be sent to me or by the add to cart button on the far left. Thank you all so very much. We are excited about doing.

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  8. I have been following your blog since last year. I remembered today and thought of you and Mamie even though I have never met you. I will keep you in my prayers! So good to see you have faith in God that is awesome! He has brought you this far and will continue to work in your lives! I love what you are doing!

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  9. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing your heart with us!

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  10. Sarah, I know your memories of today, a year ago, must be terrible and yet have moments of wonder too. I love these pictures of you all that Crystal took. Thank goodness you have these. I'm sad to read these statistics you post, and to think about all the broken hearts behind these numbers. I know that the parents who get a plate will treasure them so much. What a great idea! I'm so glad Mamie had you for her mommy. Happy 1st Birthday.

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  11. Sarah, what a wonderful way to remember Mamie and help others in such through such a dark time. Celebrating Mamie today!
    Stephie

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  12. what an amazing idea...and what a beautiful little girl!!

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  13. So proud of you Sarah! Happy Birthday to you and Mamie!

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  14. Thank you for doing this. I have been following you,Taylor and Mamie for quite some time now. Last Friday, we foung out that we lost our poppy seed at 5 1/2 weeks. Thanks for the little honor that we can do. I pray for you often and wish wonderful things for you and your family. You are a very strong person and
    I look up to you :)

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  15. What a perfect idea, and from your twitter feeed I see that you are getting an excellent response! Kudos and congrats.

    I wanted to invite you over to the Arkansas Women Bloggers website. We'd love to have you link up with us. We're also looking for guest posts if you're interested.

    http://arkansaswomenbloggers.blogspot.com

    Cheers,
    Fawn

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