It is so important for us to share real people´s stories because it is about much more than just a product we sell and believe in. For us, it is about change and growth in one of life’s most difficult moments.
We are still trying to change the way people approach death, and understand life. This begins with changing the minds of people, and then changing the minds of the institutions. Your support helps us do that, and we are extremely humbled and grateful.
Thousands of people all over the world have chosen to leave this world in a different way, and have been pioneers on this frontier. Samantha is one of them, especially with the Bios Incube® which is still a very new idea. Today we are sharing her unique Bios Incube story.
Samantha’s unique Bios Incube story
I got the Bios Urn together with the Bios Incube for my beautiful infant daughter, Arabelle, who was born prematurely at 24 weeks of gestation. She only lived for a week when she was very sadly taken from an infection.
We chose the Bios Incube because we are a military family and move a lot, so we don’t have a place to call home where we can visit.
It’s nice to be able to take her tree with us anywhere we go and people always love seeing it. It’s beautiful, unlike an urn which can look a little creepy.
We chose a Bur Oak tree, because I wanted a tree that would live through the storms, get huge and live on forever! We sourced the seedling locally and this type of tree does not need any special kind of care.
We decided to place the Bios Incube in our dining room since it has the best outside lighting coming from the back of the house and the tree is growing well! I also love the idea of it literally taking care of itself so I can still feel like I’m taking care of the person even though they’re gone.
Although we had planned on having a ceremony for her when planting the urn in the Incube, our family was going through a rough time and we did not. I wish the Bios Incube would have been there for the funeral and we could have done it then.
We don’t have a lot of memories to cherish and hold onto with Arabelle; we also didn’t get the chance to take care of her. The Bios Incube allows us to feel like we’re still raising her a little and taking care of her.
It also allows our toddler son (and twins on the way!) to see her “grow up” and feel somewhat close to her as we plant her on family land when she is big enough.
This last photo was of our own personal ceremony, we planted flowers on the lake on her due date.
Each planting of a Bios Incube® is unique
Each planting, each location, is specific to the individual and family, and no two Bios Incubes® in the world are the same. That’s the beauty of these real-life stories, there is a sense of autonomy and choice. Dealing with loss is always hard, and tends to send life in an unknown and often confusing direction.
One thing we believe at Bios, is that people see the beauty of life expressed in nature, and in trees. How we connect with these cycles and these stages is personal into and of itself, but the important thing is that we all connect. Like Samantha’s own Bios Incube story. Our only hope is to provide comfort and a positive alternative to those who have experienced loss, and to provide a voice for those willing to share their unique stories.
Has Samantha’s Bios Incube story impacted you in any way? Or maybe you have your own Bios story to tell? Let us know in the Comments section below. We would love to hear from you.
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