Lost but not Gone
Recently I learned of a hardship my friend had experienced. She and her husband have finally been reunited living in the same country, buying their first home together, then learning of their pregnancy with their first child. My friend has been dreaming of being a mother and is one of the most wonderful women I know. She is strong, caring, and thoughtful and will be an amazing mother.
Sadly, she learned that they had miscarried on a trip back to Switzerland to visit her in-laws.
The loss of something you so desperately want is even more painful when it is a child, no matter how long the pregnancy has been. When learning of this news I wanted to do something for my friend, to use something that has helped me heal to maybe give her a piece back to her. I created this piece with the thoughts of how painful it would be to never be able to hold one's baby. The feeling of losing a piece of your heart with the loss of the person in your womb. I hoped to bring a little light to these losses by taking those missing pieces and turning them into a butterfly on her shoulder. Showing that while they have lost this sweet soul, it is not gone, it will always be with them. My friend is very attuned to her astrology which lead to me wanting to fill those lost pieces with the night sky, giving her the reminder that the universe has a plan for her.