Monday, March 12, 2012

the sparrow

Many ancient cultures (and it's still a belief held in some places today) believed that the sparrow is one of the only creatures which can see the human soul when it leaves the body. They can see it descending to enter the body of a baby before it is born, and they can see it leaving the body of a person who dies. It also has the power to aid the spirit in traveling to heaven. Some sailors with sparrows got them so that if they died at sea, the sparrow could help carry their spirit to heaven. For that same reason, they are also sometimes used as memorial tattoos for a loved one who is gone. Often, that is one or two sparrows holding a banner with a name on it.
The sparrow was referenced in the Bible as to having worth and not to be forgotten by God.

Today we had an 'angel room' meeting. This room will be for the purpose of having family members have a place to go and sit, away from the family down the hall who just had a healthy baby, when mama wants to rest and not have a bunch of people in her room. It is a room where all of the Forget Me Not supplies will be stored, where a lot of the photography will happen, where name of our sweet daughter will be placed on the wall among the sparrows... 

(the room is waiting on furnishings, so please excuse the emptiness.  I'll be posting pictures as soon as it is all finished, probably after the open house in May.)

marching on

It's really late at night and I have a million projects going through my head. So many, that I am wide awake. I should be making a list so I can get them off my mind...
 it's been a while. I am not giving up on this blog, but I've been trying to figure out what directions I should go with it. I really want to keep it updated with my little family but at the same time, I really want it to have a purpose. I started this blog because of my daughter, Olivia... *i just spent a few minutes reading old blog posts from 2007. I needed a good cry. I really can't believe how much I have aged in the past 4 years, gads!  Anywho, the more I've thought about it, the more I want to help other families. There are a lot of my experiences that I cannot share on my blog. They are not mine to share. I will just say, that I have been busy volunteering at the local hospitals. Although, there is one amazing thing happening with Forget Me Not, but I want to share it in it's own post :) tomorrow. with pictures.
Tonight while cruising the net, I finally came upon a blog that I had forgotten the name of and was kicking myself for not putting it in my reader a long time ago. It made me so happy to come across it tonight. It's called Teeny Tears. I think I had mentioned it before. This amazing mama, Megan, took my diaper patterns and started an awesome blog. It just amazes me at what she has done with a little idea I had and made it her own project to make sure parents are able to dress their tiny little babies in something that actually fits them. I am so very glad that I was able to help some one in their healing, and that they can go on to help in so many others healing. One person can make such a difference!