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How do you honor your baby?

Postby angelkat » Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:56 pm

Have you done something special or have a special place you can go to honor your sweet baby like a park or lake... Let us know as your idea's might be able to help someone else who is looking for a perfect way to celebrate the life of their child....

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Re : How do you honor your baby?

Postby mel h. » Mon Aug 09, 2004 07:32 am

We are donating a pink dogwood that a friend bought for us to a community garden and will dedicate it with a plaque this fall. We had considered planting it in our yard, but thought donating the tree was a better idea because that way other people can enjoy it. We had our daughter cremated, so there's no grave to visit. This will give us a place to visit and to bring our future children to.

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Re : How do you honor your baby?

Postby annegarrett » Mon Aug 09, 2004 01:00 pm

I know that there is a bench in Central Park dedicated to a baby--one of the producer's at the TODAY show told me her friend had lost her baby and had done this. I will find out (if I can) where it is and let you all know so, if you like, you can find it when you pass through NYC or if you live there.

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Re : How do you honor your baby?

Postby amillhouse » Mon Aug 09, 2004 01:48 pm

Well I certainly had nothing to do with this one but here it is. Just shows what an impact Isaiah had. A multimedia centre in a township school is going to be named for him.

I am going to learn to garden soon and want to make him a memorial in my backyward.

Anika

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20 January - 17 February 2004
Born at 28 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia
Died at 28 days old of pneumonia
610 grams at birth
950 grams at death
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"My firstborn, I will never forget you, always love you, and never replace you"
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Re : How do you honor your baby?

Postby lgw » Mon Aug 09, 2004 01:57 pm

I donated money to the Foundation to help support its goal of finding a cure.

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Re : How do you honor your baby?

Postby e_allen » Mon Aug 09, 2004 06:24 pm

I'm sure most of you know this but we are planting a special tree (still havent decided which kind) in a pot containing the box that holds or daughters ashes. then when we move to the house that we will spend the rest of our lives in we will plant the tree and her ashes in our yard so it can grow big and she will live for ever with the tree. we are hoping that squirrels and birds will live in the tree so that life will come from our loss.


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Re : How do you honor your baby?

Postby for faith » Tue Aug 10, 2004 04:08 pm

Wonderful things you have all shared.

I have a beautiful rose tree and little surrounding flowers just outside of my front door that we planted in her memory. Her nursey is still the same with wonderful pictures and a special drawing done with my son and Faith (I was never able to have a picture of them together). I searched quite a bit of the perfect burial spot (things I never even thought about before, even for my parents) that is beautiful; it is a new section of a beautiful park and has a new tree planted next to it. I am doing charity work and making donations in her honor. I feel a need to do things, really want to think about something special for her birthday in January.

Thanks T for this topic ~ I am constantly looking for more things to do in her memory. Thanks everyone for sharing.

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Re : How do you honor your baby?

Postby tinalowe » Thu Aug 12, 2004 08:04 am

Those are wonderful ideas you all! I am thinking that for Emma's birthday I am going to ask my family and dh's to make contributions to the PF (or sooner if I can get them off their checkbooks).

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Re : How do you honor your baby?

Postby mel h. » Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:19 am

Our pink dogwood that I mentioned above is being planted today, and I have ordered a memorial stone with a personalized plaque to place in the ground at the foot of the tree.
Take a look at the stone I ordered – the message is just perfect.
http://www.thecomfortcompany.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=118
There are also some other great memorial items on this Web site as well.

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Re : How do you honor your baby?

Postby heatherbbb » Thu Sep 30, 2004 05:31 am

Melissa,
The stone is beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful way to honor Ashley Ann.

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