I am a stay at home mom of three beautiful boys. I was inspired to create memorial & mother’s jewelry because of them. My second son, Carter, was born “normal” with no complications during the pregnancy. At five weeks old we noticed a twitch in his eye and a little shake in his arm. We took him in and after two weeks he was diagnosed with a one in a million condition called Ohtahara Syndrome. This meant that Carter was having seizures, and a brainwave test showed a very rare pattern of high activity and then no activity, causing his brain to not carry out the signals it needed to for his body. This was devastating news as children with Ohtahara rarely live past age 2, medicines do not control seizures for long, and in Carter’s case the signals were not being sent out for him to breathe on his own. Carter was immediately put on a ventilator. We knew that we did not want Carter to suffer with seizures for the rest of his short life, nor was being on a ventilator any way to live. We made the most difficult decision to let him go to heaven. Two years later, we are still slowly adjusting to life without him. We know he is in Jesus’ arms, but we still miss him- and that hurt is unimagineable to someone who hasn’t experienced it. It is hard to live without him every day, and I know how it feels to feel lonely while the rest of the world goes on. What keeps me going is knowing I will get to see Carter again someday, and also the love I have for my other boys. You can read more about our journey at www.carterhagenow.blogspot.com
Metal Stamped Memories was created out of love for my boys. I know how important it is to have something tangible to hang onto after you are left with empty arms. I also know there are many moms who would like to wear a piece of jewelry with all of their children included on it. I hope that anyone who purchases a piece of jewelry from me will feel the love that went into it. My jewelry is created to help you on your healing journey and I know that you will wear it to keep the memories close to your heart.