josiah+co. started out of a desire to share our story of multiple pregnancy loss, and to encourage others to not grieve alone. We want to end the stigma around Pregnancy and Infant Loss through each piece that we create.
In 2014, we gave birth to our first born son, Ezekiel. Wanting our children close in age, we became pregnant with our second child when Ezekiel was eight months old. In 2015, during a routine ultrasound, we found out that our sweet Josiah no longer had a heartbeat at twenty weeks. The following day, I gave birth to our stillborn son, the tiniest human I had ever seen and loved. Six months later we lost another little babe at five weeks, and four months afterwards we lost another at nine weeks.
In 2017, we welcomed our Rainbow Baby, Eliyanah! After her birth we started josiah+co. as a creative outlet and a way to share our story. As with any story, ours is continually evolving. As we have continued to try and grow our family, we have experienced multiple second-trimester losses since early 2018.
Pregnancy + Infant Loss is still a taboo topic. We haven’t been taught how to sit with people in their pain or how to hold space for grief. We fumble over our words, resorting to cliché statements, and get uncomfortable when the bereaved are seemingly “stuck” in their grief. josiah+co. is our effort to educate, support, and hold space for the rollercoaster of emotions involved in loss. We want to remind the numerous families out there that despite their little one's absence from this earth, they will not be forgotten.
Everything that we create is with our Heaven Babies and yours in mind.