Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In Memory..

We've been trying to figure out what to do to honor Callie as her 2nd birthday approaches. Nothing seems to fit. There are things we do every year, buying an ornament for the Christmas tree, Easter lily in her name, altar flowers at church, etc. However, this year we want to do something different. We have contacted a few local hospitals and are just uncertain of the best way to keep her memory alive. I began wondering about giving some of the special outfits that I have held onto to a NICU family or something. I'm just not sure I can do that. Even if I have a little girl one day, I don't know if I want her wearing Callie's things. But to part with them...well, I'm not sure I can do that either. I just want to find a way to give some hope to someone who is in a bad situation and I'm unsure of what to do. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love it if you shared!



Amy Schmidt said...

Not really speaking from experience, but have you thought about a balloon launch or butterfly release or planting a tree or something? I wouldn't part with her things, not yet.


Theresa said...

So wish I had been in contact with you these past few years. Send me an email if you can at reeseboard@yahoo.com and I'll share some of my life with you, especially fertility issues, if you want. Definitely if you are unsure about parting with anything, keep them. Something special you can do for yourself is to turn the clothes into a quilt or other artwork, to keep with you always, as Callie will be with you always. I like Amy's ideas that celebrate life, the butterfly idea or the tree planting.

Mindy Hart said...

I think you are right. I am not ready to part with her things. I still haven't made any decisions yet, but we still have a few more weeks. I just want to celebrate Callie in some way. Thanks for the great ideas. I'll keep you updated on the decision!