Monday, January 5, 2009

Making it bearable

Some of the ways we made it through:
  • We placed a small Christmas tree at Baker's grave.
  • Several family members donated children's books to our local library in Baker's name. Others donated to the March of Dimes and World Vision in his memory.
  • My mother donated baby boy clothing to a needy family that her coworkers "adopted" for Christmas.
  • My parents donated a poinsettia for the Christmas Eve service, and Baker's name was in the program.
  • Chris and I donated a truck for a one-year old to Toys for Tots.
  • We designed glass-etched ornaments with his name, birth date, weight, and footprints and gave them to family members for their own trees.
  • Baker's ornaments, which included a baby's first Christmas bootie, were the first to go on our tree.

4 comments:

Lani said...

that's beautiful dalene. we've had a lot of people donate library books too, as well as having trees planted and donations to heifer international. it feels really good to have the memories of our children out there for the world to see.

thinking of you and chris...

xoxo
Lani

Mrs. Spit said...

what a wonderful way to remember your little boy. Thanks for the great ideas.

Thanks for your comment today.

Cara said...

Thanks so much for deluring and commenting. I'm so glad to find your blog and, as promised, will be following your road.

So very sorry for the loss of you son. Baker is obviously well loved by you, Chris and the community at large.

Please - reach out whenever you need. I'll always respond.

Cara

dana said...

We miss our Grandson Baker. He is a baby that we will never forget or know. Our love is with you Dalene and Chris.

May God be with you

Dad and Mom