When my son Logan died in January I wanted desperately to have a way for him to leave his mark on this earth, physically. We didn't have a grave site for him as he was at U of M for many months undergoing his autopsy, and then later his ashes were sent home to us, where they currently remain. My husband and I decided to plant a tree in Logan's honor at a local park. There is also a plaque at the base of the tree. I wanted people to see that there was a child here who had a name. He was wanted, he is loved and he is missed. The park is where I would have taken him to play, it seemed like an appropriate location. The tree now serves as a symbol of our son and has become an integreal part of our memory of him. You can see Loga's Weeping Willow and Plaque here.
The question is:
Did you do anything to memorialize your child physically? Plant a tree, flower, garden? Create a pond? Buy a brick, a bench, a stone?
If so, we'd like to hear the story and get a link to a picture (if there is one available).
About this blog
The intent of this blog is to form an interactive community where parents of dead babies can come together and swap information, stories, tears, memories and encouragement. This is designed to be a neutral place. We are not religious nor are we anti-religious. Come as you are. You can sign the guest book, add your baby(ies) to the baby name memory list, review books on infant death, add warnings about movies and books that contain a dead baby, add your blog to our directory or a number of other things. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to see something added to this blog. Rule One: be kind to each other. We're all in this together. We all suffer and miss our babies madly.