my name is Dawn and I am here to honor my boys Jack and Connor that were born 2/20/2006 when i was 23 weeks, 3 days pregnant . My Connor passed away at birth and my Jack passed in my arms on 2/21/2006. My heart still feels a hole never filled , but today I pursue ways to honor their memory . Since I never had other children, it has been a long journey of healing and "managing " my heart break many years ago so I can function in life . When I first lost my boys I joined a forum like this and read and read all the different stories of loss from so many women . I soon found out I was not alone. And I really had so much support from strangers who had the same feelings of devastation, loss, anger , and depression of loss . I learned I was not crazy and that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Today I still miss them so much. I see their tiny faces in my head, I relive those dark days when I lost them. It is ok that I do that . Today I understand that is really ok . They were and still are my babies in heaven . I "acted as if " in many circumstances around people, family , colleagues . It was painful and many times I felt like a robot and wanted to scream out loud sometimes"doesnt anyone know what I am going through?!!!" . It felt like everyone around me just forgot about my loss after a while. Those feelings were suffocating me. But one day at a time , with the help of people who were there for me, but not in my face, with effort on my part to motivate myself for a bit
Using a counselor's help , I looked to the power above and learned I wasnt being punished . My expectations of other people were way to high of helping me with my pain. My babies were meant to go to heaven right away . I dont know why , I never will ...but I learned if I try to figure out all the whys, and "what ifs" I will never even find a minute of peace in my heart. Sorry so lengthy, but I just want to share my experience . After all these years it still feels a bit fresh but I am a proud mom of two boys in heaven and truly grateful to forums like this to let me share this to you all . I know I am not alone !!!
I lost my angel in June of 2017. She was 26 weeks and it was very unexpected and tragic. After a couple months of losing McKenzie, I was in a Stillbirth group on Facebook and found out about this organization. I requested a basket as soon as they opened the forms for the month and I was emailed that I was gonna be receiving a basket. Shortly after, I received a basket with so many wonderful items. They even sent me a teddy bear for my living daughter which I thought was so so sweet. I loved everything that came and I'm so appreciative of this organization for helping me keep McKenzie's memory alive. And the owner is so sweet and caring!
Our angel Colin was born sleeping on January 21, 2018, we were having a hard time coping. Our bereavement nurse had told us about this amazing organization Until We Hold You Again. The basket we received was filled with all the amazing items. We have loved everything from my bracelet, that I wear Everyday to the keychain my husband has with him everyday The books, journal and bible were greatly appreciated at the time cause we were so lost and confused. The attention to detail was beyond anything we could have anticipated. The basket was even themed with our nursery theme or toy story! It is by far the most wonderful and helpful thing we have received since our little mans passing. We cannot thank Katie and her amazing organization for helping us through this difficult time. It has helped us know we are not alone!!! Top notch from beginning to end. And it helped majorly that the process was not a difficult. Thank you so much Katie and Until we hold you again for our amazing gift of memories and love!
This orginization has helped me so much. I went from having nothing to remember my angel son harrold jr. To having beautiful items to remember him..
Receiving this basket touched me and my home in so many wonderful ways. I found out I was pregnant on February 1, 2017 and my husband and I was so overwhelmed with happiness and love and excitement. We made so many plans and had so many dreams of our little one and couldn't wait for our family to grow. This was our first pregnancy and our first child. I have a 6 year old son I adopted as a baby, and we were so happy for the family to grow. For 3 short weeks life was amazing and we were happy, but then our world came crashing down and we found out we were losing our precious little one we wanted and loved so badly. And sure enough she was gone, on February 18, 2017 Presleigh Lynn was born into heaven. Life since had been so rough and so hard, each day a struggle to just deal. But then I heard of this wonderful nonprofit and realized how many other families struggled with what we had and with other sad stories. I signed up and kinda out it to the back of my mind just because that's how my mind is now. She is foremost and everything else gets pushed to the back, and I cannot control it. I came home from work one day to such a surprise to find the amazing package they had sent. I sat and just bawled my eyes out as I went through each individual item in my basket and thought of my precious baby girl. Finally I had things to hold and to memorialize her. It was as if finally I had ways to prove she existed. Those things have touched us and especially me so much. They have helped me to start healing and start dealing with her loss
I would like to say the most biggest thank you for the beautiful gift basket not only did I cry but I have it right next to my bed stand I read each lil note and just hugged each one your warm words and thoughts is the most beautiful thing I could ever ask for thank you so much and God bless you for your both kind hearts
Our son, Turner, passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2017 at 38 weeks from compressing on his cord. It has left our family devastated. Turner has 4 older siblings and trying to help them process everything and understand how to best help our children with this grief has been difficult to say the least. Non profit organizations like Until We Hold You Again has helped not only my husband and me since the death of our infant son, but it has also helped our children be able to learn how to cope and manage their daily heartache. Receiving Ivan Joshua's Basket has been a tremendous gifts to our children and ourselves. The items they provided were thoughtful and healing. I can't thank this organization enough for helping families like ours during our time of need while we miss our babies everyday.
I first found out about this organization on one of my support groups , and thought it was the best idea ever! My fiance and I lost our baby boy at 25 weeks on April 1 2017, though this process is not easy by any means , out basket we received, had little things that meant the world in helping this grieving process . Every thing in the basket had a personal note as to how it had relation to our baby boy Grayson. I loved that it included my fiance as well , as through loss everyone pays more attention to the mother ( of course you were the one in labor , but he is still a father and has feelings). This organization is great! Thank you to you both for supporting and helping people grieve , as we all have the one thing in common, losing a baby
I lost my Rileybug June 11th 2017. I was only 5 weeks pregnant, but my heart is forever missing that piece. This organization is absolutely amazing. They included my living children and my husband in our basket. They never made me feel like my child didn't matter just because she was a very early loss. The time and care put into these baskets, there just isn't words to say how truly amazing this organization is. I am forever grateful for what you do. If i had to rate on a scale of 1-10 you would get a 100000. YOU ARE AMAZING ♥
i Lost my daughter in October of 2013. She was very sick little girl and she is Down syndrome too and her heart stopped, then four months later I had a birth born at 18 weeks pregnant in February 6,2014. and I miss these girls each and every day. And I think what they are doing is amazing. And it’s hit a lot people heart! Thank you so much!!!
Absolutely wonderful organization. The momma who runs it goes out of her way to personalize each basket for your family. I have 5 little girls and she sent something in memory of Isaac for all of them! And one thing that a lot of places seem to forget is the fathers of the Angels. She didn't forget my hubby!!! There was a few items in there for my husband including a beautiful key chain. When I gave it to him, he rubbed his thumb over the daddy of an angel charm and smiled! Katie is wonderful! She put so much love into my basket, I could never repay her. It truly meant the world to me and my family. One thing that I really appreciated was the hand written card with her cell number telling me I could text her anytime I needed to. I would recommend this organization to all Angel families!!!
I found out about this program through an online support group. The initial form was very easy to fill out. Took a little while to arrive, but it tells you that when you order!. But once it did, boy was I in love. Each item included in my lovely basket included an personal note. Each item was placed carefully and with love. I still am waiting to hang up my baby's first ornament, which my son didn't have until you guys. I could go on and on but point being. This was a great gesture especially for us moms who just can't seem to find the strength. It's a great gift if your one of those people who don't know what to say to a friend. Give them this basket from Until we hold you again and they will forever be in love. Thanks again.
I had never heard of Until we hold you again till I was online in a support group after loosing our 6th baby to miscarriage. It was an extremely hard experience as I was home and passed our baby on the bathroom floor and had to hand deliver our child to the hospital when I went. I went into an extremely Deep depression within the 1st week. I was put on meds which sent me into a confused state and made me have blackouts which almost killed me and my daughter as I blackout at the wheel driving one day. As I said I went to my support group took the chance and reached out to Until We Hold You Again. I was sent a beautiful basket within a short time frame. It gave me hope. Everything inside came with a message and every word meant so much to me and my family. I used my journal for my feelings. I read the books including my child's father loss book. Just so I could see his point of this situation we were living. It brought us closer not apart. My child has a wonderful bracelet in there to remember her brother or sister. It helped her grieve and say good bye for now. I gave up on my faith, love, daily life after my 6th loss of our baby. But soon began to live again. And am happy to announce that because of this basket I truly believe I am where I am today because of the faith in restored, the love it made me see was still there and the hope it gave me. I'm currently pregnant now. 18 weeks with our miracle baby. I found out at the end of June that I had conceived this child 6 weeks after the loss of our precious Riley on April 28th. Had I not received this wonderful healing basket I would have continued to be withdrawn and not myself I think making it so I was drawn away from my love and I would never had been surprised to learn the love we rekindled after our loss lead to this wonderful baby which is due in Feb. Small things that made such a difference in our life! Thank you! Bless you all!
Thank you so much for my basket. I loved it and all the stuff in it. It came with tons of stuff a bracelet, key chain, Angels, books, key chains for my other kids. It was awesome!!! It made me sad and happy all at the same time. My baby Kolob has been passed away for a year. He is truly our little angel and I love the basket of stuff to help remember home by. Thank you so much. My Kolob was three months old and passed away from Aspiration.
On August 29, 2016 our daughter Faith Nellie was stillborn. Upon learning about Until We Hold You Again I looked into receiving a basket. When we received our basket it was more than I ever could have imagined. It was all done in purple and yellow (the colors we associate with Faith) and even includes a journal with purple and yellow flowers (the symbol we associate with her). There were items for myself, her dad, and even her older brothers. The thought and care that goes into each basket is amazing. I don't know how they make everything so perfect, but they do. We will forever be grateful for the books, journal, keychains, and everything that was included. Nothing can take the sting away from losing our precious daughter, but the baskets definitely give some comfort.
I also reached out to Until We Hold You Again for some brochures and business cards to put into parent packets that we donated to a local hospital. They did not hesitate to send information and support. Thank you for what you do, Shannon U.
My basket was beautiful, personalized, and so meaningful. I couldn't believe how much work was put into it. I loved it so much.
We lost our angel Brayden he was born sleeping December 4th 2015, we received our basket when he would have been turning 18 months and for what ever reason that time was very difficult for me. I came home from a very hard day to a beautiful basket on my porch there are no words to describe how much that touched our hearts every single item was thoughtful and meaningful my husband and two living boys were included my youngest son named his stuffed animal Willie and he loves him he will tell you he got it from heaven. I can't thank you all enough for what you did for us may God bless you and keep you every day
My husband and I lost our daughter almost 2 years ago & have been struggling with grief. Our basket included so many sweet things for us, memory things for our sweet girl, a teddy bear for her big brother & even something for our rainbow baby otw. Hubby & I sat and cried together as we opened our basket. It was the sweetest gifts we had ever received
This is an amazing organization. I received my basket very fast. The items inside the basket were very meaningful and I could tell they put a lot of thought into what was placed inside. They even sent both of my children a personalized gift. I would recommend Until we hold you again inc. to any parent that has lost a child. Their gift helped me tremendously in my healing process and I will cherish every item.
I absolutely recommend this amazing organization for any loss family. We lost our son Thomas, on May 22, 2017 at 38 weeks gestation due to a true knot in his umbilical cord. We have a 4 year old son as well who is struggling with the loss.
I heard of Until We Hold You Again by another loss mother, and immediately looked them up. We answer questions about our story and shared about our son, and a few weeks later a wonderful basket of love came our way. My four year old immediatley saw a small stuffed bear in it,
Mommy, that's mine! He announced.
And it was. He sleeps with it nightly. The basket had a frame for a photo of our son, it still remains on display in our home, the first photo we put up. The basket was perfectly fitted to our family, and very much needed.
When I found Until We Hold You Again, I was so excited because you don’t have many people doing or talking about our angels! They really inspire me && it really made my day once I received my gift
I lost my daughter April 2016 at 37 weeks 2 days. I requested a basket and what I received was absolutely beautiful! Katie not only took the time to recognize my pain but also my husband's and my living children's! She helped bring some comfort to all of us and my children were happy to be included.
Katie and Ivan bring dignity, peace, comfort, compassion, and honor to the families of those suffering from tragic losses. They selflessly channel their time and energy into comforting others, when they themselves have also experienced tragedy. Truly a beautiful nonprofit with a heartfelt mission.
I have seen first hand the positive impact this ministry has had on young parents who are experiencing the worst devastation this life has to offer. Katie and Ivan are reaching out with their love and compassion and they are making a difference.
Katie and Ivan have miraculously managed to turn the worst experience of their lives into a source of light and hope for others. The baskets created not only provide much need emotional support in terms of comfort items and books, but also supply the mourning parents with invaluable, tried-and-true resources to aid in the healing process. I recommend this organization to anyone who has experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant or knows someone who has.
Until we hold you again inc. Are a true God send, I sadly lost one of my twins last year and he was reabsorbed. Due to the circumstances i didnt have anywhere to visit and didnt know how to or what to do in his memory. Until we hold you again inc. Got in touch and sent myself and my family a remembrance basket, we were able to celebrate his short life and can now keep his memory alive for his twin brother and older brother. Thank you Kate and Family. God Bless you all. You are a trye inspiration xx
Rebecca Ojo, Manchester Uk
When I was at my worst this made my day! This is such an amazing organization!
I can't say enough incredible things about this organization. We received a basket when we were so lost, sad, and alone. Receiving the basket was our turning point to healing by having someone out there who understands and cares! Everything they do from the card to giving out their phone number makes this such a personal experience. We felt So loved and supported! We can't thank them enough!
Katie and Ivan are the two sweetest people I have ever met. They sent me a basket after meeting in a support group. The basket they gave me means the world to me! I love everything they put in the basket. They even gave my sons sister a little teddy bear for when she comes this December. They go out of their way to talk to parents who have lost their child(ren). The baskets are beyond beautiful and everything.
Katie and Ivan the founders of Until We Hold You Again are amazing people. The basket they gave my family after we lost our son brought us such comfort and made us realize we are not alone in our childloss journey. So grateful for this organization.