Thursday, December 8, 2016

Her Heartbeat Changed My Heart

This is one of the most amazing things I've ever been given in honor of my sweet Lily. An artist called MoxieMuseDesigns who free hands heartbeat paintings on Etsy paints them as gifts for parents who've lost their babies (she has a video on her page that shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse at her creating these paintings). She used Lily's recorded heartbeat and the sonogram image of her heartbeat to create this custom canvas painting, with the colors I requested (basically a combination of my favorite colors!). :) She also included the phrase I came up with - "Lily Katherine, Her heartbeat changed my heart." I had considered having the phrase "I will carry you while your heart beats here," from the Selah song that was played at Lily's service. But I decided that I wanted it to be something that captures her life (and not just her death), and something I came up with. I was able to choose between three sizes and ended up selecting the 8x16 inches canvas. For a long time, I wanted to have some sort of keepsake based on Lily's heartbeat and this is perfect. Her heartbeat is a gift to have forever to listen to and look at and be reminded of her brief, though breathtakingly beautiful existence. 💕🎨

Here's her heartbeat captured on a sonogram image. :)

Here's Lily's heartbeat recording, along with the video of her heart beating on the ultrasound screen.


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