I don't think I've written a whole lot on this blog about our local Share group. In the hospital, we were not given any information on grieving - no pamphlets, no support. But the local Share group came and brought a big bag full of sweet gifts for myself and the girls - as well as information on the local support group they have for pregnancy/infant loss.
I went to that first meeting when I was only a couple weeks out from Link's death. It was hard, but so freeing to talk to these ladies that I knew understood the pain and agony I was in. I haven't gone to every support or service meeting, but I've made it to many & I truly feel a special bond with these ladies. They are AMAZING. Many of them have endured multiple losses. Many of them drop everything they are doing at a call from the hospital to go hold the hand of a stranger who has lost a baby and cry with them and tell them "I understand." That is something every bereaved parent needs to hear. Or they go to the hospital and take pictures of these tiny angels who are no longer breathing. Those last pictures mean so much.
Yesterday, we had a walk to remember our precious babies, and to bring awareness to this group, so they can have the financial support and support from our medical community to help those who have lost.
I am so thankful for my sister with 3 of her kids and my parents who drove all the way from Salt Lake to support us, as well as Jason's parents from Richfield and his brother's family from St.George. Also, our amazing friends, the Bealers come to support us. I made a poster to put alongside the other sweet posters telling about our babies. I also put a transfer onto the shirts with Link's picture. At the park, there was a beautiful prayer said. A touching poem read. A sweet song sung. An amazing balloon release. The walk was beautiful and wonderful and seeing not only my family with Link's name on their shirts and in their hears, but probably 250 more people with names on their shirts and in their hearts, all saying YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!
It was a beautiful thing.
If you couldn't come & want to donate, you can do so @ http://www.southernutahshare.com/ Thanks again for all who support this wonderful group!
|Had to make sure Noelle had a shirt, too|
|The transfer of Link I put on all our shirts|
|Camri & Canyon|
|I love to see the cousins from both sides hang out together :)|
|Heading for the walk|
|Love every person!|