Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st

So now it's December and I no longer have a reason to be irrationally angry at those people and businesses who had all their Christmas decorations up at the beginning of November. Not that I will stop being irrationally angry, but I no longer have a rational reason. There is only one window in our whole house that I can look out and not see Christmas lights.

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Today I met with a fundraiser from our library to hand over a donation. I first called to start the process about a month ago and when I choked out that I wanted to make a donation in memory of my son who died at birth instead of awkward silence or a lame "I'm sorry", I was greeted with understanding. The coordinator, G, had been wonderful to deal with ever since. Her 21 year old son died 13 years ago and she revealed today that she also had a late term pregnancy loss as well so she more than understands. With her help, there will be a spot in out lovely new library where I can go to see Reid's name whenever I want and hopefully it will help D to remember her little brother too.

6 comments:

Missy said...

That is a wonderful idea. I have toyed with the idea of donating a bench at my favorite park. Of course I have no idea how much it would cost or even who to contact, not that the cost really matters. It would be nice for someone to sit on the bench and read his name and wonder about his story.

B said...

ah, that is a lovely thing to do - and i'm so glad that the coordinator has been so lovely for you to deal with. it's always nice to be pleasantly surprised by people's reactions, but it happens all too rarely.

Jessica said...

That is a fabulous idea. How sweet that you will always get to visit there and see Reid's name. I'm also glad you were greeted with understanding. Much love to you <3

Violet1122 said...

I think the library is such a great idea! I'm glad the person coordinating it is understanding and kind.

Kristin said...

What a lovely idea Car! <3

Lareina said...

What a beautiful idea! I love it. Sending lots of hugs to you as always.