A very near and dear friend to me is working on a project, and I would like to request your help.
You see, almost a year ago, my good friend lost a little boy. He was a true angel, in every sense of the word, and to tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure what to do. I have four boys of my own, and I know the anxiety that comes with going in for the “big” ultrasound. But I couldn’t imagine the pain and heartbreak of hearing that your child wasn’t going to make it.
I don’t know what I would have done in her place. I imagine that perhaps I would have shut down for awhile. Maybe turned inwards and blamed myself for what happened, or tried to move on without thinking, without feeling. I just don’t know.
But I do know what she did…she became a beacon of light for others. She is hurting, terribly…but she’s also making sure that her pain isn’t in vain. She’s using the energy to help comfort others, and for that, I feel she’s a saint.
June will mark the one-year anniversary of sweet Jacob’s passing. And in his memory, Jackie is having a donation drive to make Memory Boxes for other families that suffer from the same terrible types of loss.
And that’s where you come in.
These are the items that they are looking for:
- Teddy bears, Lambs, other stuffed animals in all sizes
- Hand/foot molds to make 3 D impressions of baby’s hand and feet as keepsakes
- Soft Knit Flannel material in baby patterns (3 Yard pieces)
- Books: Heaven Is For Real (adult and Children’s version)
- Packets of “Forget Me Not” seeds (flowers)
And if you don’t want to send the items, or can’t find specific items, you can send me a message and I will purchase the items on your behalf. If you’d like to stay anonymous, I can certainly grant that wish.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – items can be sent to:
c/o Val Wagner
8809 86th St. SE
Monango, ND 58436
Thank you. I know that I have an incredible group of people following me here, and I know that we’ll knock this one out of the park. *Please, pass this on.*