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Saturday, January 29, 2011

February FOLFOH Writing Challenge

Each month, the girls over at FOLFOH will be posting a writing topic.  If you want to participate, simply write a blog post on said topic, then link to it on their site.  Another BLM grief site used to do this, and I looked forward to it.  Sadly, they stopped doing it shortly after I came to this community.

February's FOLFOH writing topic is: Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. Write about something special a friend, family member, or other loved one did for you after your baby(ies) died that really touched your heart.

Sadly, I think most of the things that have been done for me/us have been done by other BLMs.  I guess that came out wrong.  I am always grateful for the things that other BLMs do to remember Gracie, but I wish sometimes that more people around is in our everyday lives would do more to remember her.  In terms of things done for us by other baby loss parents, it's hard to narrow it down.  I would have been simply lost in the early days without the support of my friend Debbie.  That kind of support is invaluable.  The other thing that will always stand out for me came from my friend Dawn, who had a star named after Gracie. 

I think the thing that sticks out the most that was done for us by a non-BLM or BLD is an ornament that a friend made last year for Christmas.  He did not know that we had decided that Christmas tree ornaments would be the thing we bought for Gracie each year.  He just emailed me and said that he had made an ornament for her.  He does a lot of work with powder horns and scrimshaw.  He actually made this from a piece of broken horn that he couldn't use for anything else.  It was, and is, a very special gift.


Holly said...

Wow, he does beautiful work. And it looks like it is tiny, which is precious!

Big Love, Big Acceptance - or so I say said...

So sweet and thoughtful!