Friday, October 15, 2010

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day. It's a day that we light a candle as we
remember Mamie and so many other babies of friends who are joyfully
playing in heaven. Please light a candle in remembrance of those we
love and lost way too soon.

Here is the official site of Pregnancy Loss and Remembrance Day.

I noticed another mom who lost a child put one of my favorite poems on her blog today. I have shared it before and would like to share it again with you all.

Go ahead and mention my child,
The one that died, you know.
Don’t worry about hurting me further.
The depth of my pain doesn’t show.
Don’t worry about making me cry.
I’m already crying inside.
Help me to heal by releasing
The tears that I try to hide.
I’m hurt when you just keep silent,
Pretending she didn’t exist.
I’d rather you mention my child,
Knowing that she has been missed.
You asked me how I was doing.
I say “pretty good” or “fine”.
But healing is something ongoing
I feel it will take a lifetime.
~ Elizabeth Dent ~

Painting Day

Firefly is so awesome. The initial idea was that our plates would all be black and white. I wasn't satisfied with that, as I wanted these families to have a more finished, personalized product. We decided a splash of color would be really nice. Mom, Britney and I went by and painted a couple of plates last week. Donations pay for the plates and the family gets to pick a wording paint color and rim color. If they want more, Firefly will take care of that for an additional charge unless the parents or a family member wants to paint the plate themselves.

This is going to be one of my sample plates to show families what else can be done to the plate.

This family decided they wanted the poppy flowers painted above their precious twin babies' footprints. I know it is going to be beautiful.