Eliza & Her Angel



Many of you know my younger daughter Elizabeth was once part of a set of twins. I lost one of the babies when my water broke on that sac at 10 weeks. It was a harrowing experience as I was on an airplane, only two hours into a 12-hour flight between Switzerland and the US.

After a tense week, we finally saw Elizabeth’s heart beat, and the other sac collapsed and got out of the way. I had no further complications to her pregnancy, other than the usual stuck position and required c-section.

A few days ago, after taking Elizabeth’s hair out of braids, she said, “I have angel hair!” So we took her picture holding a baby doll, which I later replaced with an image of herself as a baby.

There isn’t a sweeter guardian angel than Emma Hope, Elizabeth’s twin, and no better way to portray them than with a sister who once shared her womb.

This image is available at RedBubble for a keepsake card or a little poster for baby’s room, if you also have a guardian angel who will watch over you or your other children. It includes the very common phrase you will see repeatedly on grief sites, miscarriage tickers, and signatures, “Some people dream of angels…I held one in my arms.”

2 thoughts on “Eliza & Her Angel

  1. ok i am 17 and when i was 14 i had gotten pregnant after telling my mom and everthing that lead up to the event of conceving i found out what the day after pill was in a very upset way the worst part was is my own mother didnt want me to go to the doctor to stop it or get help for the pain yea i was young but i had made my mistake and wanted nothing more but to have my baby and tend to him now after the years have gone by i am now married and want one of my own the right way yea i am 17 but me and my husband have been trying even before we got married i dont understand why its so hard this time i have done something wrong that damage me for good please help

  2. Sarah,

    I’m sorry no one made clear to you back then what the morning after pill was for and the side effects. It can be very painful and scary.

    That pill, which is a large dose of hormones, will not affect your ability to become pregnant in the future. Each month, only 1 in 5 women who are not using birth control will get pregnant. Over the course of a year, 4 out of 5 will achieve pregnancy. So it can sometimes take quite a while.

    To increase your chances of getting pregnant more quickly, you can learn about fertility awareness, where you figure out what time of the month (it’s only a few days each cycle) you can get pregnant. You can then make sure you are trying at the right time.

    This is a nice overview of how it works: http://www.fwhc.org/birth-control/fam.htm

    Good luck trying to get pregnant.

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