THE MISSION

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This is a place for anyone who has felt the loss of a child. Treat this as a communication haven regardless of how or when you felt your loss. My definition of loss: miscarriage at any stage, still birth regardless of week gestation, infant death at any month, and loss of a child even if your child was all grown up. For me they all hold the same root of devestation. None are more profound or more "easily" dealt with than another.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Share Update

The phone rang yesterday. The caller ID showed what appeared to be an out of state number. Telemarketer, I thought.

Sometimes life surprises you, doesn't it?

Beep...
"Hi. My name is ...and I am a reporter for the Rutland Herald. We were contacted by Martha about your plan to start a Share group for families who have suffered the loss of a child. I am writing an article for the paper and would like to speak to you to find out more details. Please call me back at....."

I stared at the machine. I didn't pick up, just listened to him speak of our group in such final terms. That was my faith moment. This IS going to happen! NO. This is happening!

I'll spare you the details and the fifty thousand things that instantly appeared on my to-do list. Here are the pertinant facts:
  • I have an interview scheduled for next week.
  • He is bringing a staff photographer

  • I have much prep to do
Oh - and here is the finished prototype of the updated Memory Box. Imagine your baby's picture in that glass frame. Envision being given this to take home and fill with treasures of your child, forever. That is our goal.
If you are able to Share the love, via comment, email, a donation, or just a prayer for all those who are hurting right now, please do.

You can email me at carajer@tds.net for any reason or to request a mailing address.

PS _ THANK YOU MARTHA FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO A CAUSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY. FROM THE EAST COAST TO THE WEST, LETS SPREAD THE MESSAGE!

15 comments:

Michelle said...

That is so GREAT!!! IT is going to happen IT IS!!!

MrsSpock said...

That's awesome! The Spock family just sent a donation your way...

Kristin said...

Wooohooooooo!!! This makes me so happy! You rock Cara!

sara said...

That's great news! I hope that this works out well :-)

Cara said...

Thanks everyone! And Spock family...I know things have been tight. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Dora said...

Cara, that's awesome! I never had any doubt you could do this!

The Turtle and the Monkey said...

The box is beautiful. I wish you nothing but the best in your endeavors. You have made it this far so I am sure it will be a success.

Mrs Woggie said...

I love the box AND I'm so glad things are happening for you. You are a wealth of strength and support Cara, well done for spreading the message.

Lani said...

congrats cara!
that is so awesome. we have a beautiful memory box that yale/new haven hospital gave us. it meant so much to us to get it- with photos, a lock of hair, hand & foot prints, reading material, a blanket & hat they gave Silas to wear. its very special and I know the parents experiencing what we are going through now will really appreciate all the hard work you've put into this.

Martha said...

This is so beautiful, Dh did a wonderful job. I am so happy things are coming together. It is my privilege to help you in some small way.

CappyPrincess said...

Congrats on your goal moving forward so solidly!

The box is beautiful - your hubby appears to be quite talented.

I hope you're able to meet the rest of your goals as well, especially as they relate to SHARE.

ICLW

Sam said...

that memory box looks beautiful. And oooh - an interview!!!? Good luck, although I am sure that you will be your eloquent self (as seen on your blog!!)

Amy said...

That is really great! Good luck with your plans!

ICLW

Kristin said...

Hey Cara...I nominated you for an award. Stop by my blog to pick it up.

Elize said...

That's so awesome and I love the box!

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