(topic: remembering a child on their birthday, infant loss, memorial ideas)
This year, in June, Charlie will be turning 2. If you would like to help us remember him in a more tangible way, here are a few things you can do:
- Support the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep photography association by pledging to our team (Team Tiger pledge page). We are participating in a fundraising walk the Saturday after his birthday, and the funds donated help support the organization so they can send pro-bono professional photographers to take pictures, for families experiencing infant loss
- Help Charlie’s light shine! Some churches and religious organizations have permanently lit candles or lamps in their worship space. They often have sponsors, in memory of someone. I have reserved and sponsored the light at our current church and at the church I grew up in, for the week of June 17th. If you would like to sponsor one at your own place of worship, or just light a candle in Charlie’s honor, that would be lovely.
- Borrowing an idea from another loss-mama’s blog (Still Playing School), what about making Charlie’s name in some way, and taking a picture? I’d love to see the results.
- And if none of these fit how you want to remember him, please understand that we don’t want to force you to do anything! We just would love for our friends to happily remember Charlie with us. That’s all it is. And if you decide to do so more tangibly, the above list items are just suggestions.
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