I love this picture taken of our very own sweet Neena by her talented husband Andy Earl. It is hard for me to believe this was only a week ago. If you follow us on InstaG than you know that we have experienced a tragic and unimaginable loss this past week. While I was planning on a ‘time off’ post, I had not planned on the content being this personal, somehow it seems the only appropriate thing to share.
Both of us designers here at Studio Stems have been sharing something really special for the last 35 weeks, pregnancy. Due at nearly the same time I myself am carrying my 5th and last child, and sweet Neena was experiencing the beauty of growing life for the first time.
This past week Neena’s baby girl, Indira, passed away unexpectedly in her womb. Neena has been the very face of grace and courage and has showed us so much beauty through so much sorrow. So with respect I write this post that now is the time for both of us to take some much needed time away from our craft. In the coming week I will deliver my own baby and begin to navigate the joy and challenge that a new baby presents, while I mourn with one of the most beautiful women I have ever known, someone I call a sister.
Dont you worry your little hearts though, blooms will always be part of who we are and we plan to be back mid March and have several amazing summer 2014 weddings in the works.
This post is dedicated to our Indira, more beautiful in death than any bloom we have ever known. #Indira in our hearts forever.