In Honor of Asher Finn
This is a place for bereaved families who have experienced the loss of their baby(s) in-utero, whether through miscarriage or still birth. These precious lives never had to experience suffering or sorrow, only love. It is such an inspiring gift to our babies to have held them their whole lives. So many of us understand the immense pain and anguish of giving birth in silence and having our babies torn from our lives, leaving us with broken hearts, emptiness, and shattered dreams. We exist to give recognition to the babies born in silence when the world wants to say they were not babies since they did not breathe air. We hope that by gifting a keepsake necklace or keychain with your beautiful baby's name on it, you will know that your child counted. We hope that you will find comfort and healing through those of us who have survived, and share your baby’s beautiful story so that we may remember them.
Held Your Whole Life, Inc. is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization
Notes from HYWL necklace recipients
I received my necklace a couple of weeks ago for my son Adam. I was quite stunned at the emotions I experienced by such a simple gift. For the first time I felt truly connected to a amazing group of women who are also mums to angels, and was quite uplifted. That night though as I lay in bed I had a wave of sadness wash over me like I haven't felt for quite some time. I was taken back to when we lost Adam and cried and cried and cried. Afterwards I felt completely relaxed and at peace. It was really strange and I don't think I'm really explaining myself very well. I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team and to my donor. I have today donated so that other women can share in this and hopefully find a small amount of peace also. Thank you xx Sharon - Melbourne, Australia.
I just wanted to take this time to tell you how much the necklace in honor of my daughter Juliette means to me. On June 3, 2011, when I heard the words, “ I’m sorry but your daughter didn’t make it, there is no baby” my whole world completely fell apart. How was I supposed to pick up the pieces of my life, when I would forever be missing that one piece? No matter what anyone tells me, I know this is a loss only some may experience. I ran into the held your whole life website and decided why not sign up. Knowing I had my necklace on its way, I was excited and just couldn’t wait to receive it. Today, I checked the mail & saw that I had a package waiting for me. Upon opening the package, I read the card enclosed and saw that my necklace with Juliette’s name was made by the Schaumburg’s family in memory of their angel Seth. Tears streamed down my face because I didn’t have my daughter here with me but having this necklace with her name on it is a way to hold her very close to my heart. I want to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to them for taking the time out of their life to make something that is so special to me. I will forever cherish this necklace & always think of this organization & the family who made it for me. Also THANK YOU to the Barth’s for making this organization available to those who have lost their children. Little Asher will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you a million times over.
Hi held your whole life, I think what you are doing is so awesome!! I got a notice from my friend wanting to sponsor my baby and never heard of this so looked it up and found all kinds of resources needed plus how special a necklace made for my baby!! So I did and designed it to my liking my friend and her baby sponsored it so makes it special for the two of us!! So I of course called up another mom grieving and did the same and sponsored her necklace and just as thrilled my baby was able to help another child and mommy smile and then talking to her she passed the blessing on....so it starts a huge chain of grieving moms just wanting their babies lives acknowledge! So this web site and what you have offered after your loss is priceless and I know your son is so proud of this good thing you are doing in his name! His short life has became enormous in spirit and faith! Thank you with all my heart!