MEMORY WALK A GREAT SUCCESS!

MEMORY WALK A GREAT SUCCESS!
Two Young Sisters Walk In Memory Of Their Baby Brother

NEXT MEETING DATE

Support Meetings Are Open To The General Public. Please Feel Free To Come And Share or Sit And Listen if You Have Lost A Child.

MEETINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ATTEND VIA SKYPE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN INVITE, PLEASE EMAIL CARA.

NEXT MEETING DATES:

GRIEF / LOSS SUPPORT - Wednesday, July 14th at 7pm in the Community Room at the Whiting Library in Chester, Vermont.

Facilitator: Cara Tyrrell - Email Me 117 Main St ~ Chester, VT 05143

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PALS (Pregnancy or Parenting After Loss) : To make these meetings more accessible please contact Gretchen if you have a PALS related issue and she will organize a meeting in your area.

Facilitator: Gretchen Lunderville - Email Her

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The Board of Directors next meeting is set for Wednesday, July 7th. If you have an agenda item please email cara.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Show and Tell - It Just Feels Right

We, the three board members, sat around the table tossing out ideas for our first event, while munching on oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

"We're pretty new so let's keep it small."
"Yeah- I mean, the first of anything shouldn't have expectation attached to it, right?"
"Totally. Let's keep it simple. The event is only two months away and our goal is to make the public aware who we are and what we do."

Um...if you have followed any of my blogs you know that I don't really do simple, small, or expectationless. I get ideas and they start to roll, they barrell down the mountain gaining speed and size until they collide with my other boulder sized ideas and merge. My husband chimes in with his genius suggestions and our idea spheres overlap like a zen diagram.
We delegate, to a degree, but it's mostly me asking for sponsors, making flyers, running to stores, and - God help me - loving every single second of it.

These days filled with preparation and tunnel vision so deep that I forget to stop and grab a bite to eat - just feel right. And just when stress did knock me down for a brief moment, and I sipped my soup, breathed deeply and tried to make the constant "to-do" list in my head slow down - Emma's song came on the radio. "Yes sweet girl, this is all for you, because of you."

And so - with more pleasure than I can possibly put into words - I am thrilled to Show and Tell -

SHARE SOUTHERN VERMONT'S - FIRST ANNUAL - MEMORY WALK

The t-shirts will be pale purple and have this awesome message on them:

And these totally loveable little memory bears will be on sale at the event. The pig is actually pink, but it keeps uploading as purple. (If you just must have one...let me know!)








But see, here is the thing. This wouldn't be possible without you. YOU - helped us get our start, hence become a chapter of Share National - hence access the rights to the logos - and WHA-LAA, a first -annual memory walk you have!

The poster says:

"Everyone who has been touched by the loss of a baby is welcome: parents, grandparents – family, friends and hospital staff. Refreshments and a brief memorial at the end of the walk.

Walk With Hope – Walk To Remember"

And I will. The day before mother's day I will walk in memory of all your sweet angel babies. I will also walk with you, whether you are near or far, for you had a hand in this - and I thank you.

Now, go see what everyone else is showing and telling.

11 comments:

  1. I just love the t-shirt design!

    It's sure to be a wonderful event, because it's being planned with much love.

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  2. What a moving and important event. You guys are doing a wonderful job.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! You did an am zing job, enjoy it! Congratulations!

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  4. I am so proud of everything you are doing. I need to order a t-shirt.

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  5. Fantastics that Cara! I received the e-mail, but the slob in me got the better of me.

    I am several oceans away from you, but want to wish that with all the wonderful planning that you have, it will be a thumping success!

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  6. Congratulations on making such a meaningful event for your opening debut! The walk will be so special for all invovled I'm sure of it.

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  7. Thank you for walking for those of us too far away to participate. Let me know when you're ready to get a chapter going in the Kansas City area. I need a project.

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  8. Awesome Cara!

    I love the shirts.

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  9. I love the tshirt design! It's such a beautiful message!

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  10. What a wonderful event.. absolutely love the t-shirt design.

    Great work you do

    Ali xX

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  11. This is wonderful, Thank you so much, Cara.

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MEMORY BANDS ON SALE NOW!

MEMORY BANDS ON SALE NOW!

$3 EACH OR 4 / $10

$3 EACH OR 4 / $10
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