Friday, June 26, 2009

Red Nose Day - Remembering Day

It was a very emotional day today, Remembering day. Sids and kids hold a service every year for babies and children who have passed away. 

Here are some of my memories of today.

This picture shows our Choir, unfortunately I am hidden in this picture. Our t-shirts say "Sids and kids"  "healing in song"
Our song was recorded so I hope to post the video when I receive it. We sang "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitarist.
The Harpist is Megan Reeves from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The old church is beautiful, its St Michaels Uniting Church in Melbourne.
In the courtyard after the service we all took a balloon, there was a sea of red balloons
We wrote our baby's names and messages on the balloons before we let them go

They looked so pretty in the sky. My Mother in Law said "where do you think they will end up", Rowan said "Heaven, they are going to Heaven". I hope all the little children in Heaven have a red balloon today. I hope that Thomas found the one with his name on it.
(This picture is out of order and it just wont move) I loved these candle bowls so I took lots of pictures of them, there was at least 5 in the church. Everyone came forward and lit a taper from the candle in the middle then pushed their candle into the sand.
The Sids and kids website is a great resource for bereaved families, they have a 24 hour phone counseling line, up to date information on safe sleeping and all their booklets and information pages can be downloaded. This is what they say about themselves,

SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families.

We deliver on our vision through world class research; evidence based education and bereavement support; and advocacy.

Here is the link to their website again

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Canon for a cause

Its where many people including this well known blogger have submitted their pictures in the hope of winning up to $60,000 for a cause they nominate. How it works, go to the Canon Creative for a Cause website. Select the cause category that interests you. Click on the pictures you like and vote for them. You can only vote for a picture once and you can vote for as many as you like.

Here are my pictures and the links, please vote.

Photo of Thomas
Cause: Neonatal intensive care unit
Royal Childrens Hospital Foundation

Photo of the Bunny in Deans Hood
Cause: suicide prevention