Why an owl? Well, we do it for her...
Brooklyn Armour Eames
25 December 2013 - 22 January 2014
Today is Brooklyn’s 10th Birthday. We wanted to celebrate it in a very special way this year, and we wanted our amazing crystal family to share in the celebration, after all turning 10 years old is a big deal to any kid, even those who aren’t here with us.
In 2013 I found out I was becoming a mother. At my 20-week scan I found out I was having a little girl (I was secretly hoping for a boy). I also found out at that scan that my sweet little baby was going to be born with Gastroschisis, a birth defect where a small hole in the abdominal wall beside the belly button, allows the baby's intestines to extend outside of the baby's body.
For the next few months, I processed it all, did my research, and had many doctor appointments, I also felt an extremely strong bond with her, even though we hadn’t met Earthside, I knew our souls’ had known each other for an eternity.
During my pregnancy, I had an overwhelming urge to decorate her nursery in owls. I just felt like that was a perfect fit for her. It matched her old soul.
So on Christmas night at 8:25 pm Brooklyn came roaring into this world 5 weeks premature.
Although she was small (1800g to be precise) she was strong and determined, you could just tell she had an important job to do on this earth.
She was in the NICU for 28 days. Brooklyn was what the doctors called “their Superstar Baby”, although she had a lot of hurdles, and I mean A LOT, She always came out the other side stronger, she had a force about her.
Even though she overcame so much, she became so strong and was a day or two away from finally coming home. Unfortunately, I received a phone call in the early hours of the morning of the 22nd of January, with a firm but urgent voice telling me I needed to come to the NICU immediately, that something was wrong with Brooklyn.
I don't have any recollection of the ride to the hospital, but every single minute after I arrived had etched itself into my memories.
Several hours later, Brooklyn grew her wings. Surrounded by her close family, and held in my arms, her soul crossed over and after all that time of me protecting her, she then became my protector.
I have been told that our babies who don’t make it or return to the spirit world too quickly have learnt what they come to learn, and that lesson was to be loved.
She was so dearly loved. She definitely learned what she came here for.
I thought I would share a part of her journey with you all, and would love that just for a moment today, think of the little owl that is turning ten today.
She was so much more than just a tiny baby and if she were here today, she would have been the sassiest, most determined, loving, outgoing and kind-hearted kid.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our little owl. We hope you have a wonderful day full of love and great times, and Happy Birthday to our Little owl that watches over us.
With all my love,
STRENGTH | TRANSFORMATION | INTUITION
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly,
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-- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
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MINERAL FAMILY: feldspar
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: triclinic
COLOUR: grey-green with dark veining and rainbow lustre consisting of usually yellow/green/blue flash but can be a full spectrum rainbow
AFFIRMATION: “I accept change and transformation in my life and live in harmony.”
BEST FOR: increasing creativity and imagination, great for self-discovery and especially spiritual growth and attunement. A great stone for transformation
ORIGINS: Canada, Poland, Norway, Finland, Madagascar, China, USA, Australia, Slovakia