Day 3 ~ Capture Your Grief Project 2012

Photo after loss: Me lighting a candle for Sadie Rose at our annual candlelight ceremony.

Today’s “Capture Your Grief Project” photo suggestion was a photo after loss. I realized I have few photos of myself the year after Sadie died, so this is me lighting a candle in her memory at one of our Sadie Rose Foundation candlelight ceremonies. This photo is Day 3 for the Capture Your Grief Project 2012, initiated by CarlyMarie Project Heal. You are welcome to participate in this event too, even if you’ve missed the first few days.… Read the rest

Events, Project Update and October Newsletter

We have a lot going on at the Sadie Rose Foundation in October. We still need volunteers for this Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, to help make and sell homemade doughnuts at the Dayton Autumn Celebration. We are also busy gearing up for our Third Annual Remembrance Walk. I am also participating in CarlyMarie’s Project Heal 2012 this October and invite all who wish to join me. Information about all these events are here in our October Newsletter.Read the rest

Remembrance Walk and Ceremony – October 13th

The Sadie Rose Foundation is hosting our 3rd Annual Remembrance Walk and Ceremony to correspond with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month (October) and National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day (October 15th).

DATE: Saturday, October 13th, 2012

TIME: 10 a.m.

LOCATION: Mountain View Park (Town Park) Grottoes, VA – See address and information about the park here.

Information: We invite you to bring your family and friends to participate in this event to honor the memory of you child/children gone too soon. We encourage you to decorate t-shirts and/or signs for your Angels.… Read the rest

Sadie Rose Volunteer/Interest Survey

We are so thankful for all the volunteers that help us continue to provide the support services we offer. Here is a brief survey to help us pair the right volunteers with the right opportunities. (We welcome ALL volunteers, whether you are a part of our support group or not.)

There are opportunities for those with limited time as well as larger projects such as spearheading an “Extreme Office Makeover” and coordinating events. We will provide you with everything you need to plan and coordinate and carry out. Thank you in advance for helping us help others!… Read the rest

They Know Their Sister

They Know Their Sister

By Regina Cyzick Harlow

June 20, 2012

 

They know their sister by tear-stained photographs

By a worn-out guestbook from her funeral service

They know her by playing in a cemetery

Around a cold hard tombstone

They know their sister by pink stripes in mommy’s hair

“It’s for Sadie,” I tell them

They know their sister by our “Sadie Rose” friends

They know her by support groups, ceremonies and meetings

They know their sister by the faraway look in mommy’s eyes

By the silences, the tears, the whispers of her name

They know her by the scent of a flower

By a butterfly’s soft-winged flight

They know their sister by the cloud’s silver lining

And by the stars that light the night

How I wish they could play with her, hold her hand,

Kiss her goodnight

But they are content knowing her in this way

Always looking for reminders of her presence

And, as only children can, they accept that this is how they know her

And they love her, just as they know her… Read the rest

Annual Memorial Picnic and Balloon Release

We invite you to join us for our 4th Annual Memorial Picnic and Balloon Release, June 22, 6 p.m. at Purcell Park in Harrisonburg, Shelter #2. See our June newsletter for information about the origin of this event and past balloon releases.
Drinks and table service provided. Bring a covered dish if you can. This is a time to share the love and memories of your child or children gone too soon. Families are welcome. We will have some biodegradable balloons, string and Sharpies to write messages to your child before we release them together.… Read the rest

Upcoming Event; count it all joy service and celebration

This is an event at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren April 29, 6 p.m., that I wanted to extend to the child-loss community. The invitation is as follows…

Are you carrying a burden? Going through a trial? Based on James 1:2-4 and inspired by the many people in our lives that are facing difficulties, Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren is hosting a “Count it all Joy Service and Celebration.”… Read the rest