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


  1. Hi Julie,

    Just checking for updates on your blog. Looks like I forgot to comment on this one!

    The balloons and candles look great! I hope the singing made you feel closer to Thomas. Thank you for sharing.


  2. The balloons and service look terrific. I also loved seeing pictures of Thomas. A beautiful boy. Peace.

  3. A beautiful rememberance! Thinking of you!!!