Sunday, May 20, 2012

Baby Blankets In Memory Of Aurora

I've been in contact with Mollianna's Mission about donating baby blankets for her care packages. I wrote a little something regarding Mollianna's Mission here.

I posted something about the baby blankets on my crochet blog, Simply-Crochet.

As I was making a picture to go along with my post... check out what happened.

The width of the image is a perfect 421 pixels!! Thank you sweetheart for that special little sign!

Even if I do not get donations from others, I will be donating blankets in your memory. I love you sweetheart!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Penny #83

Thank you so much for the penny this morning!! I had to stop at the grocery store on my way to work to pick up some frozen meals for lunch. I was thinking about that penny I found yesterday on my way in... and on my way out, there was a penny!! You made my day hun! Love you!

Penny #82

I am still so shocked on where I found a penny yesterday that I almost forgot to post about it!

Yesterday, when I finished working for the day, I walked out to my car. This is something I have been doing everyday since March. And when I looked down I saw the shape of a penny, but it looked more like a stone. When I kicked at it, it was truly a penny! I was shocked!

Thank you so much hun!

Monday, May 7, 2012

So glad I found this!

Through a local farmers market facebook page, I found this website:

I remember sitting in the delivery room talking about a funeral, and where we were going to bury Aurora. We knew quickly, as Jason and I had discussed very briefly before, that we'd like to be cremated and placed in the columbarium at my childhood church. My grandfather is placed there, both my grandmothers had niches saved for them... and my parents had talked about saving niches for themselves. Jason and I had only talked about where we wanted to go a handful of times, thinking that we'd have plenty of time to discuss this down the road.

However, on April 21, 2010.... we had to make a decision. I knew wherever we laid our daughter to rest, I would need to be there as well. So the only place that had made our "potential" list, was it.

Answering the "Where" question was very difficult!

Answering the "How" question is sometimes just as hard. How are we going to pay for this?

Luckily, in a weird sense of the word, we have some very loving family members and co-workers. Between everyone who donated money to us just days after we lost Aurora, we had enough to pay for her entire niche, her name plate, funeral costs, urn, and we even had money left over to plant flowers at the columbarium. The "how" question became easy for us.

However, the "how" question is not so easy for everyone. So today, when I came across this website, it brought tears to my eyes! I know I need to find out more about the mission, and find out how I can help other families purchase headstones for their children.

On August 19th, I have donated a memory box to the local hospital. As well as helping with headstones, Mollianna's Mission creates care packages that you can sponsor. I know for sure, instead of making a memory box, i'll sponsor one this year!

I hate that pregnancy loss and infant death happen, but it warms my heart to hear of others doing some good in their child's name! I hope to be involved in this mission more in the future!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Penny #81

Thank you so much for the penny today! I took Bianca on a short walk down the street and back, and there it was, in someone's driveway. It was hardly noticeable, and I almost didn't think it really was a penny... but, it was! Thank you so much hun!