Children's Awareness Memorial Day 2018 is on Friday, June 1, 2018: What do you do to honor your baby who has died?
Friday, June 1, 2018 is Children's Awareness Memorial Day 2018. LB Memorial and Miller Children's Hospital Employees Wear Red to ... Google+0. Nearly 100 hospital
I make special floral arrangements for my son's grave, participate in memorial walks and services with my local Compassionate Friends chapter, volunteer with a local dog rescue group, and collect figurines of angels holding babies or baby boy angels.
We also plan to donate books to the local library with special cards pasted in them that has our son's name and says "donated in loving memory of." We just haven't had the extra funds yet.
On the anniversary of his birth/death, we took the day off of work and visited his grave site. We also went to dinner that night with a bunch of family members.
We'd also like to do a live butterfly release on one of his "angelversaries" (date of death) when we have the funds. A butterfly is the symbol of rebirth and it's also the symbol the hospital tacked on my door to make all the workers aware of the loss I had just suffered.
Everyday, I wear two special bracelets: one is a gold bracelet with two sets of praying hands and a small piece that says "In Memory of My Son" and the other is an awareness band that I bought from the Compassionate Friends that has two butterflies on it and reads "Forever in My Heart." I also have a small angel pin made from my son's birthstone, a mothers' necklace witha tiny boy charm on it, and a necklace with his birthstone in the shape of an angel on it.
Another plan is to sponsor an animal at the local shelter.
At Christmas, we participated in the world-wide candle lighting service to remeber our children. It was beautiful. And the hospital also had a special ceremony for the babies that had died that year.
I've also heard of balloon releases, special memorial services and sponsoring a third-world child as memorials to you baby.
www.missfoundation.org supports "The Kindness Project" which involves random acts of kindness done in your child's name. They have a list of ideas on their website. If I had extra money, I would SOOOO do this.
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