Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 19th Day Of Hope

August 19th Day Of Hope

All around the world, women are getting together and donating items to their doctors offices and hospitals around the world. When a family is hit with the devastating news that their baby has died, it's out of the blue and everyone is unprepared.

I remember I took the morning off of work, and was supposed to go in for parent/teacher conferences in the afternoon. It was so busy in the doctors office, I was constantly looking at the clock wondering if i was going to make it in time for my first conference. Nothing sank in after we were told. I was just thinking about how i still need to make it back to the conference and was wondering when they were going to schedule things. It never sank that I had to deliver her right then and there. The walk over to the hospital was the longest walk ever. Jason and I had nothing. We had nobody to take care of our pets, we had no other change of clothes, no hospital bag packed of any type of goodies. We had nothing. We had to let other people run around and do what we needed.

So tomorrow, i'll be donating a memory box to the hospital where Aurora was born sleeping. There's not much in the box, but there's enough. A small blanket that I made, an elephant with a wonderful quote, a sented candle, a disposable camera, a hat and a picture frame. I'll be adding in a card letting the family know that they are not alone.

I hope they never have to give this box to anyone.

1 comment:

  1. Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I think it's so beautiful that you are participating in this. I wish I had found out about it sooner, I've been doing a horrible job at keeping up with my blog-reading and just saw all the posts about aug 19th TODAY!