baby loss awareness week
During this week of remembrance, I would like to share my stills video which is a series of real photos and snapshot videos of Molly.
She was alive once, for 39 weeks and 5 days she moved around in my tummy, growing, moving, sucking her thumb, yawning. Her heart beat at 140-180 beats per minute, she lived once.
Alongside each image of Molly's journey are images and videos of Amelie our second RAINBOW baby. The similarities are incredible, they both went through the same nine-month journey. However, Amelie was born at 37 weeks. But she made it. She breathed, she cried, she wriggled, she blinked, we could see her eyes, we could hold her warm body, we could smell her living skin, we could take her home. She is a miracle. Amelie continues to grow and to amaze us with her development. She is a pure light and joy to behold.
Some of the images of Molly are very raw and real, I want to highlight the harsh realities of still birth, as only we were there, none of our friends, family, colleagues were there to see her or hold her lifeless body. We are both so proud of Molly for all she has given us and this world. Through her loss and our desperate sadness, she has brought awareness of the complications to do with stillbirth and many of other people’s stories of grief have been told, released, let go of, understood, some inner peace has been found, many babies lives have been saved though our story being told and lessons in the medical feild passed on.
Amelie has given hope to many that there can be life after death, at whatever age you are.
NEVER GIVE UP
Dedicated to our two amazing daughters
Molly Mear and Amelie Mear.
Brian & Claire Mear pride themselves on putting on a good show. Photography is Claire's passion, only the finest collection of images will be added here by the best photographers.