11.15.2009

100th Post

I honestly don't know how to even start this post. There is so much on my heart but for some reason words are not coming easily tonight.

It has been an honor to remember your angels with you. These precious ones visited our world and forever changed our lives.

It is bittersweet to create these memorials.

On one hand, it makes my heart smile, because I feel that with each collage Jenna's memory lives on and her life is honored by helping someone create a memory. On the other hand, it breaks my heart because this is real life. With each new request I know on the other side there are broken hearts, shattered dreams and another sad, devastating story.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this cause with your encouragement, love and kind words.

For the 100th post, I had been rolling around the idea to do something special. I finally decided that for this post, I would share with you my idea...

I created a flyer/ postcard to promote this memorial site with hopes of printing at least 100 of them and asking Texas Children's Hospital to add one to their care package. When Jenna died, I received a beautiful pink box with literature for grieving families and a few other keepsakes. At the time I didn't realize that in time I would be desperate to continue to make memories with her even after she had gone home. I would love to be able to reach families where Jenna spent her entire life. I have spoken to a few people at the hospital about it over the phone, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I will just pick up the pieces and try again this coming week.







*wish me luck*



18 comments:

The Blue Sparrow said...

That is stunning! I love them! Good luck Franchesca! What your doing is amazing! I love Bryston's Hope Collage! *HUGS*

Rikki said...

that sounds like a beautiful idea.

Malory said...

What a lovely idea. Good luck.

Holly said...

I think the postcard is great idea. Keep asking about it!!

Emalee said...

This is a great idea. I also feel the same way. Wanting to create memories of my son. Its hard to find ways. I stumble upon them a few here and there. You have given me and Idea of making a list of sits to visit after a loss. Maybe share it with the hospital to give to those who are just "new" to it. I love to see Kenner's name written. I love to see something when I open my mail. It brings a smile to my face.

Jill said...

What a great idea! I know I would have loved to receive that postcard when I was at the hospital. Good luck!

Jen said...

you are so great Fran.. its a wonderful idea and so sweet.. I know I felt so incredibly lost after we left the hospital without Ella..I worried people would forget about her, and I think it is sweet gestures like this that remind us that our babies will be with us forever.. good luck in getting them out!

Karen said...

I think it's fantastic. Maybe if you print other ministries on the back (like Just Breathe's handkerchiefs and Carly's Names in the Sand and Morning Light Ministry and Tears for My Baby with their weblinks) they will be more inclined to include your beautiful card - because it would have your lovely collages as well as a list of other resources for sad parents. Just a thought???? Cheering you on. (((Hugs)))

Our Family said...

Beautiful idea. I love the collage for my baby. I have enjoyed the wonderful things others have done for me to remember my Joshua. Thanks Kappy

Kelly said...

Good luck Franchesca! What you do is such a wonderful way to honor Jenna Belle and help other bereaved parents and I hope they agree to include them in their care packages. Thank you again for the beautiful collage you created for Lucas & Thomas xo

Wendy said...

What a wonderful idea! I will be praying that God opens the door for you to be able to minister to the families during their tragic time. Having memorabilia like Bryson's Hope Collage is so heart warming. I hope that the people who make this decision will see that things like this are part of the healing process. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you and this wonderful ministry!

croleyc69 said...

What a great idea and wishing you lots of luck. {{HUGS}}
Caroline

Tina said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!! I love it! You are doing such a wonderful thing to help keep our babies' spirits alive. Thank you!!! xx

fragments said...

this is a beautiful idea!

Cristin said...

oh Franchesca, this is a beautiful wonderful generous way to honor your Jenna Belle. I know in my heart she is watching over you with pride and a smile. Nicely done Mom. Keep moving forward.

Missing Kasey said...

I think you have a great idea! I hope that they get their senses together and put it in the bags! ((hugs)) Jenna is so proud of her mommy!

Once A Mother said...

oh how wonderful! good luck!

heathermohr said...

This is such a great idea, and I am amazed by you for doing it.

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