Thursday, March 28, 2013

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Christian's 2nd birthday is now less than a month away.
It seems unreal that it has been two years since I last held him, although in my heart it can still seem like yesterday.
 
As this emotional day approaches, Wes and I have been discussing ways to honor him this year.
 Last year we did the March of Dimes walk, and raised nearly $1,000 in his name! Amazing.
We won't be doing the walk this year for two reasons. It's the day after my due date so I don't think I'll be up for walking, and we wanted to (re) introduce you to another worthy organization very close to our hearts.
 
I recently finished placing all of Christian's photographs into an album. As I looked through them all, I was reminded once again how priceless they are. I remembered the day I heard about this organization. I was so touched by the selfless and giving hearts of the photographers who donate their time to this group.
 

 
 
As you may know, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) is a non-profit organization that provides remembrance photography for families whose children are either still-born or only live a short time.
Rachael Meier with Simple Heart Photography has blessed us with priceless photos of our sweet Christian, both before he was born in a maternity shoot and afterward in the hospital. I can't put into words what these photos mean to us. Learn more about donations to NILMDTS by clicking here.

Donations can be sent to:
The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation
2305 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 220
Centennial, CO 80122
 
 

1 comments:

Gina Harris said...

Hello Erin,
I am the Executive Director at Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. I came across your post. It is so touching. I know with Christian's 2nd birthday approaching it brings a whole range of emotions. I am thankful we had a photographer available to you. The photographs are amazing! Thank you so much for suggesting that people donate to NILMDTS. We certainly can use the help so we can continue to recruit, train, and mobilize photographers to help thousands of families around the world. I wanted to tell you that you can start a campaign for Christian on a website www.coloradogives.org. Just click on Fundraise for a nonprofit. You can see some of the campaigns at this link: https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=campaigns&fwID=36188. You will be able to create your own page just for Christian and you will be able to track how many donations are coming in for Christian. Also, you can sign up for our email newsletter on our website and we will list his name in it for anyone who donates in his name. Thank you so much. We really appreciate your support!
Gina Harris

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