There are so many support systems out there for families who have lost babies. One friend often reminds people of two that help when you have lost a child. The Seashore of Remembrance and The Church of Holy Innocents.
The Seashore of Remembrance sends you hand drawn pictures of your child's name beautifully written in the sand at the beach.
The Shrine of the Holy Innocents will send you a certificate of Life in honor of your child. Nancy had both of these done for us when Peter died. They are in our Peter box.
Another treasure which was ordered shortly after Peter died but we just received last week on Monday just between my birthday and James was Peter Bear.
What is our Peter Bear? Our Peter Bear is a teddy bear made with love by a volunteer from Molly Bear. The bear weighs the exact weight as your child, in our case 11 lbs 3.3 oz. Molly Bears are created by a family who lost their daughter at 34 weeks. The family was givien the idea of a bear that weighed the same weight as their baby. They decided they wanted to do the same for other families. What a beautiful story and a wonderful addition to our family.
Finally I'm going to tell you about one more family close to my heart. They had their fourth baby on Peter's due date which was also the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Sadly, the year before they lost their third baby Melody. During their grieving process, while working to teach their children that Melody was in heaven with the saints, they started a wonderful saint company called Tiny Saints. Colleen kindly sent us our patron saints on Peter's birthday. I am ever more excited because they are coming out this month with four new tiny saints, one being St. Peter. Awesome!!!
I am planning to share some blogs soon.
Please pray for me as I continue to pray for your family. God Bless.