So, I’m not sure how this has happened, but it appears I have been shortlisted for the “Mum’s voice” award, at the Tommy’s awards 2017!
Feeling so many emotions right now. Absolutely honoured to start with. I’m stunned, excited, overwhelmed and been crying happy tears since getting the email.
The Tommy’s “Mum’s voice award” celebrates a mum who has spoken out about her pregnancy experiences and in turn has been able to help support others going through a similar journey.
I wanted to share Guy’s story as a way of reaching out to people. It was my way of letting others know that I was ok talking about what had happened, and wanted people to talk to me about it.
Tommy’s #misCOURAGE campaign gave me a huge platform in which to first share Guy’s story in full. Those who had already shared their stories made me feel empowered to do the same. I am so grateful for that opportunity. It captured Guy’s story so perfectly and gave people a good, raw insight into our heartbreaking loss.
Storms and Rainbows was created to try and help people understand why pregnancy after loss is so damn difficult. I wanted somewhere to be able to write my honest, uninterrupted thoughts on the constant anxieties and struggles pregnancy after loss brings. I also hoped that it would comfort others in a similar situation to know they are not alone in feeling this way.
It is still new, I only began blogging in August. But it has clearly reached more people and had a bigger impact than I’m aware off. It means so much to me that my blogs have been recognised by Tommy’s, a charity that I hold so dear to my heart.
I am also very excited that two of my beautiful warrior women have also been shortlisted. I Feel extremely proud to be up against these ladies. They have been a huge support and inspiration to me this past year. Their writing inspired me to start my own blog, and I’m so glad I gave it a go!
How to Vote:
Obviously, I’m just honoured to be nominated, but if anyone would like to vote for me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a few short sentences on why you would like me to win. Please use ‘Storms and Rainbows’ as the subject heading. Voting closes on 12th January at noon.
Can’t quite believe it. Little ol’ me nominated for an award! You can find more information on the Tommy’s Awards here.