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    Laura
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    Here’s a news story about how photographers are helping parents cope with the loss of a child. I heard about this group of volunteers when they first started out. What an amazing gift for these families. :angel2:

    Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation

    #121592
    CarolynB
    Moderator

    :tissue: :tissue: :hearts:

    #121595
    Leighski
    Participant

    Thank-you so much Laura for posting this. Back in 1991 when my hubby and I suffered the loss of our little girl(Robyn) we were so thankful for the hospital staff who took pictures of our Robyn for us. They also gave us her hand/foot prints. At the time my hubby and I did not take our own pictures we expected to beable to bring her home and that there would be lots of time for pictures. Well that did not happen and our little girl crossed over at one week old. I cherish those pictures each and everyday and have her hand/foot prints in a frame. This is such a wonderful thing these volunteers are doing:hearts: :hearts:

    Leigh

    #121597
    CarolynB
    Moderator

    :hearts: :hearts: (((Leigh and hubby))):hearts: :hearts:

    #121599
    Dawn
    Participant

    :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: What a touching way to help folks move through their grief and remember the little ones who were here so briefly.:candle:

    #121602
    Pam B
    Keymaster

    Thank you so much for sharing the link Laura. :tissue::tissue::tissue:

    This story was in our local newspaper a few days ago with pictures. The video really brings it even closer to home.

    Here is the official website.

    Please let the home page load to see the pictures. They are very deep, and very touching. These little children, look so peaceful, as if sleeping. The family members around the children, Moms and Dads are so touching and warming.

    http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/

    #121603
    Leighski
    Participant

    Whew I can’t say I was quite prepared for that sniff sniff That was absolutely beautiful :hearts: I can barely see the keys as I type this but these are tears of remembering which I need once in awhile. Thanks you two (Laura & Pam) This site is a very, very special place!!

    Leighski:tissue: :love:

    #121608
    Laura
    Participant

    (((((Leigh and Family))))) :hearts:

    Leigh, just wanted to say you have inspired me to apply to be a volunteer photographer for this organization. Haven’t heard anything yet but started doing research just in case they accept me. I came across this slideshow and thought it was so beautiful… :tissue: :tissue: :tissue: ISpokeWithMyChild

    #121612
    Leighski
    Participant

    Awww ((Laura)) What an incredible woman you are,:angel2: I truely hope I get the oppurtunity to meet ya so I can give ya a big Hug:love: I got to thinking about how much more difficult it would have been to not have & hold those photos. And I imagine many parents walk away without that precious picture. This is a huge thing you’ve decided to do. Wow I’m speechless. Please keep me posted as you find out more details. I can imagine as it would be a very fullfilling oppurtunity it would play heavy on the heart aswell.

    Ok sending hugs all the way from Ottawa to Lillydale

    Leigh

    #121685
    Laura
    Participant

    ((((Leigh)))) :love: Just found out that my application was accepted. I know it won’t be easy. But after hearing your story I can’t imagine any parent going without if having the portraits will help them in some small way. I’m sending out big hugs for you, your family, and your little angel Robyn. :angel2: :hearts:

    #121686
    Pam B
    Keymaster

    ((((((((( Laura )))))))))))

    I’m so proud to know you — you are a hero :love::love::love:

    #121689
    Leighski
    Participant

    (((Laura))) Yes!!! You are a “Hero” :clap: You just put the biggest smile on my face. You have no idea just how many lives you are about to touch. Thank-you Laura for commiting your time to such a needed cause. Its people like you that make this such a wonderful Special World. :hearts: :hearts:

    And Laura thank-you for your caring words I know Robyn is smiling right along with me right now.:love:

    Leigh
    Muah……rightatcha
    xoxoxoxoxox

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