Welcome to Episode #13: Baby Memorial Keepsakes with Sarah Pennington. God truly designed Sarah and me to speak to you today. I hope you find hope in her story and passion of creating breathtaking baby keepsakes.
It has been a true spiritual battle getting this episode delivered.
I can't be more joyous as it is a special episode in honor of two angel babies: Noah Henry and Logan Forrest.
If her story inspires you too, make sure to comment below and share her message with your friends too!
About the Baby Keepsake Creator
This baby keepsake creator is no ordinary mom or wife. Sarah Pennington is a woman full of strength, passion, and hope.
Mrs. Penninton raises her family on the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.
When she's not working on her passion she's probably wrangling her rowdy two-year-old son and loving every minute of it.
She always wanted to live in the city and did for a little bit while in college studying video production. But, now she's back to the country living where she feels right at home. Her family surrounds her and her parents even live next door.
When it comes to art Sarah loves it all! She likes to crochet, doodle, and watch movies too.
Where Her Passion for Baby Memorial Keepsakes Began
Like most moms with a passion behind their business, Sarah has a story worth sharing and hearing.
Five years of being together with her husband, trying to have a baby, they found out their little peanut was growing in her womb.
Not a bad gift for Father's day!
Pregnancy brings so much joy to a mother's heart. But, when Sarah was 19 weeks pregnant they found out some troubling news.
When rushed into the ER they found out they were carrying a little boy, but there was something wrong.
Her cervix was incompetent meaning it was too weak to hold her baby.
Their little Logan was trying to come out. The doctor's planned on doing an emergency cerclage, in an attempt to prevent him coming out too early. This process involves stitching the cervix closed until the baby is ready to be born or be able to survive.
But, their little boy was already starting coming through, so there stood a risk of a life-threatening infection for both her and her baby.
Then came any mother's worst nightmare. It's when your world turns upside down in the midst of the unexpected.
They told her their son was not far enough along to survive, and if he did survive birth they would only get a few minutes with him.
In September 2013, Logan Forrest went to rest in the arms of Jesus.
When you have a pregnancy after that you're prone to extreme paranoia and anxiety, explained Sarah.
They both prayed for a baby and rested in the thought of it will happen when it will happen.
Right around Christmas, they found out they were expecting their rainbow baby.
Sarah's mom started with making the baby keepsakes. She made the first baby keepsake for Sarah. She and her mom opened an Etsy shop before. They played around with some nature inspired art.
Sarah loved her keepsake of Logan so much, that she wanted to make these for other moms who went through the same experience.
At some point, she thought I don't know how long I can do this.
Every day she ends up talking with someone who went through the loss of a baby. When talking with others she relives what she went through.
But, through the raw emotions, God keeps giving her signs to continue.
The moms that receive her beautiful baby keepsake creations continue to tell her how much their gift means to them and how much it helps with their healing.
You can hear the strength God has given her when she talks about surrendering her passion to God.
This is yet one of the hardest passions I've interviewed because Sarah relies on God's strength for herself, and strength to spread to others going through the loss of a baby.
Here’s an outline of the sweet stuff in episode 13:
- The ins and outs of having a passion for keepsakes
- Tips on owning an Etsy shop
- How to get started with polymer clay
- What to say to someone who has lost a baby
Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the show!
May your day be filled with some polymer clay (even if it's some play dough), the joy of God's hope and love within your heart, and a little time for you. For we never know what goodness the day can bring until we fully love who we are.
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