There is little that gets me excited these days, but like most things, helping those with infant loss really melts my heart. I know I mentioned in the first part of my blog yesterday my idea about the stones....well it was confirmed today this will be a go ahead project. The lady who makes these has such a kind heart. She did an amazing job with the boys headstones and the special footprint stones she made for us. She is also the one who volunteers to inscribe the names on the memory wall at the Bereaved Families garden. She's been a pretty special part of our life and I am so happy this relationship gets to continue. We decided we will do 20 stones every 1-2 months (as she does have other headstones to make and I will be returning to work we don't want to get ourselves in over our heads) The price of the stones will be $15 (which includes shipping to the US and Canada) but 1/3 of that price will go to various infant loss charities (a few I have in mind: Molly Bears, Sustaining Grace, Lil' Angel Hankies, Butterfly Kisses, Glory Babies, Mara's Memory Bracelets....I know there are a lot more and especially ones that have sent me stuff personally) Instead of picking just one each month we will donate to a different charity. I can't tell you how excited I am to get this up and running. I decided to make things easy for me, run it through Tycob's Boutique...we'll at least start there and see if we need to move to another page, maybe make one for Memory Ty's....
I'm so thankful I found my own special way to help the infant loss community. I wish I could not have to charge anything but unfortunately shipping stones is not that cheap and making them does make some time. All of my profits from the rainbow onesies that I sell at Tycob's Boutqiue do go towards helping the infant loss community and maybe through those I can offer some free stones to people who can't afford them....the ideas are just piling up! Now I just have to figure out how to organize all the requests list and pick a day to open the requests....I'm aiming for the middle of May since it will take some time to have everything organized and in place. I think to be fair everytime I open a new request I will do it at different times of the day just to make sure everyone gets a chance.
And to end on a happy note....I have an absolute new favourite quote "Remember, when the world says give up, hope whispers try it one more time".
This is very fitting after yesterday's appointment.......