Those of us who have been through child loss know as well as anyone the power of a moment in time. Grasping those moments with the child you know you may not have long, and trying to survive in the meantime and the after. It’s so easy to slip into a depressive cycle after losing your…
Today we got a special treat for you! Kyla from Tossie’s Tree is such a sweet soul who uses her talents to make special prayer paintings for baby loss parents. She sent me this piece a few weeks ago, it’s so perfect for my Jenna!!
In her own words:
One night, I couldn’t sleep, so I started painting…
This is my painting.
I call these Prayer Paintings because I pray before painting, but sometimes there are no words. I just paint and that becomes my prayer. I painted the week I came home from the hospital… I needed to paint. To create. To pray.
My first set of paintings are rough. I painted them with the pain and love that I felt.
I painted because I did not know what to pray my daughter Bee, said that Tossie was the prettiest purple baby she had ever seen. She opened my eyes to the beauty of Tossie’s color instead of thinking it was something to hide. I painted butterfly wings on her, because like a butterfly she wasn’t here long… Purple Butterfly Baby
The second painting… Empty but Held
Journey… speaks of my journey since the death of my Tossie. Blossom: I painted when I heard a dear friend was pregnant the same week my Tossie died. Changing Winds: The confusion I felt after my loss. I felt empty, saw darkness but yet beauty and light, felt empty and yet strangely whole sometimes…
Rebirth: The way I felt when I saw the beauty that could be born in the Spring of my Life even when I still felt the pain of death.
Walking With: This painting grew out of my yearning to walk with other mommas.
The painting I create for a momma, is hers! No two are alike, they are made with that momma in mind, heart and prayer.
Today you can enter to win this piece below.