Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Angel Tags

A friend I met while in college (Kami) and I both have both lost babies (mine to miscarriage, one of hers to miscarriage and the other to subcrionic hematoma) before they were ready to be born. It’s something that we have talked about and tried to help one another through.

Kami decided to participate in a Fantasy of Trees in her town and create a special angel tree. (In 2006, J and I sent in an angel ornament to Share Atlanta and participated in a special Christmas tree that was full of ornaments sent in by other parents who had lost children. It was very meaningful to see Darcy’s angel ornament on the tree.) So when she asked if I would help by making some tags, I of course said yes. She chose the theme “Everytime a bell rings, an angel gets its wings” and decided that a jingle bell would represent each of the angel babies of her friends in her support network. Each tag would have a baby’s name and the date of when they went to heaven and then would be tied to a jingle bell.

Kami ended up with over 100 names. So I stayed up till the wee hours of the night/morning a couple of nights last week finishing the tags up so I could mail them to Kami in time. It was bittersweet making the tags; so many beautiful names and beautiful souls that never had a chance at an earthly life but will be waiting with outstretched arms when their Mommas get to heaven.

1 comment:

  1. Such a great idea. I know you didn't form the idea, but I'm so glad that you got the chance to participate, despite it being bitter as well as sweet. I can guarantee that even if you don't get any thanks from the parents (and children) that are represented on the tree, your hard work is definitely appreciated. Thank you for sharing your heart not only with them, but with all of your blog readers too. <3 you.