Saturday, March 3, 2012

Their forever gifts...

Heart shaped heart cells!

"During pregnancy, cells sneak across the placenta. The fetus's cells enter the mother and the mother's cells enter the baby -- and stay there for life. In mothers, fetal cells often take residence in her lungs, spinal cord, skin, thyroid gland, liver, intestine, cervix, gallbladder, spleen, lymph nodes, and blood vessels. The baby's cells may also live a lifetime in Mom's heart and brain..."

Thank you for the most amazing gifts, Little Love, William, Matthew, Claire, and Lucy. Knowing that real, live, tangible pieces of each and every one of you will forever be with me brings me more comfort than you can every begin to imagine.

PS To read more about how fetal cells can heal a mother click here.

PPS The heart shaped heart cells pictured above are not those described here but I thought they were pretty fitting to the context. To find out what causes heart cells to form this shape click on the link below the picture.


  1. i read that article about the cells a little while ago and I cried.

  2. Your blog is beautiful. I love the look of it. This post was so sweet. I found your blog off of the BLM on facebook. Im sorry for your pain lossing a child is so hard. My prayers are with you! Hugs


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