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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Show and Tell - Rerouting

I could share many things tonight - without pictoral evidence to back them up.

For instance, I could share about the genuine tater tots I consumed at the hand of a lunch lady serving me -- and the hundred other middle schoolers behind me at 11:20pm.

Or, I could share about the cool yard sign proclaiming the work of the "Travelling Hoe" on the surrounding property.

Or, I could share about the newfound perspective and genuine desire I have to play barbies, chase, and hide-and-seek for hours on end with my littles, simply because they are still little and still want to spend time with me!

(Also a derivitive of my day surrounded by big/little people who clearly think they are giagantic and would not envision an evening of freshly popped popcorn and a lively game of skip-bo with mom and dad an evening well spent)

But, my Show and Tell at Share Southern Vermont's Site probably constitues 3 Shows-and-Tells in one! Please click over. Please watch it. It is a PSA of the most intimate kind meant for both the broken-hearted and those we hope will never live our hell on earth. SHARE has existed for over 3o years, but people don't know about us because (and I quote our National Executive Director) "they don't want to..." They choose not to hear of our sad mission, and who can blame them, but how empowering would it be if then next sad victim of babyloss knew enough to turn to their nurse and manage, "I need SHARE".

Consider it my "final exam". The end of the school year is upon us, after all. Oh - and Ms. Teacher, I put alot of effort into it. So, fellow classmates, what are you showing??


Kristin said...

Heading over to check it out.

Anonymous said...

going to see it now...

thank you for all you do

Lorza said...

Here from Mel's Show and tell- heading over there now...

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Going over now to watch it.

Liv said...

You are such a great advocate for these families. Thank you for all that you do.

It's beautiful.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

I just watched the full video. What a lovely tribute to your daughter! SHARE sounds like an amazing program. I especially love that the beautiful memory boxes are given to the families who have lost infants.

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