Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Creative Touch

What else can I do at a time like this other than make creative stuff to include in Olivia's memorial service? I guess creativity is just such a part of me, it can't help but show itself during whatever season of life I'm in. Here's just a small part of what I worked on today:




Those are each of my daughter's hands, holding something meaningful to our life with Olivia. I had previously scanned Olivia's footprints, so I've been using those as accents to the program and handouts for her service. Maybe people will think they are just a cute little pink decoration, but I think it's all the more special that they are her actual footprints! I have this intense need to make everything as special as possible. I think it's because I feel like this is the last thing we will ever do for Olivia. I don't know if other parents who have gone through this have felt that way or not. Having lots of little details to take care of is pretty exhausting, not to mention the grief itself, but it is kinda healing in a way to be able to do all of these creative little things for my daughter. Guess it's just another small way of expressing my love for her.

10 comments:

stephanie said...

Becky, what a beautiful, loving gesture. I think it is perfect. I can't say I would have even been able to think of something like that. You continue to amaze me!

Ebe said...

Beautiful.

I hope it is healing to do something for your little Olivia (I love love her precious name). I felt the same way when we celebrated Owen's 1st birthday. I HAD to make a cake for his birthday. It is something that a mom looks forward to doing for her children...

Praying for peace and comfort.
love,
ebe

chadandnikki said...

Lovely. Continue to let yourself work and heal. Praying for ya. And yes, we can still be friends. HA!!!!!!

Rebecca said...

@Ebe: If I ever make a cake for Olivia, it'll probably be all watered down from the tears! Just thought I'd pop in to say that & I love that idea of a 1st birthday cake too :>)

Heather said...

I've followed your blog for a while now and just wanted to say that I think it is wonderful that you put this thought into her service. We lost my sister (very unexpectedly at age 17) five years ago and her funeral was beautiful. Many, many people said to us that they had never been to such a beautiful funeral. We did everything we could think of to celebrate her and her life. My dad even said at one point that since they would never help her plan a wedding that this would be everything they could dream of for her. It was a wonderful, healing time of tears and celebration for us and the entire community.

Heather

Laurie in Ca. said...

Your love for Olivia is expressed so beautifully through your handmade gifts. I love painted rocks and those pink booties are just precious. I pray that your memorial service for her is blessed and healing to your heart. Baby footprints are always beautiful. And though this is exhausting, I know you will be so thankful you poured all of your love into making it perfect for your sweet girl. Praying for you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Peaceful Chaoz said...

Beautiful. :0)

Saralyn said...

Christ lives, "...to comfort all those who mourn;...to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified" Isaiah 61:3.

Thank your for the bittersweet time of worship. He was glorified today and you are truly the oaks spoken of.

adafloyd said...

What a wonderful, beautiful idea. I am a firm believer in remembering and honoring our children, even if they only grace this world for a few brief moments, in utero or out. Pictures of my boys are everywhere and every birthday and anniversary is treated with love and remembrance.

I read your comment on Monica's Blog and I will be praying for you as the next few months come and go.

This is a healing thing you are doing and I will pray for peace and serenity for you and your family.

In Christ's love -

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love this....Just blog hopping tonight and enjoyed reading your blog...I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today...all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the "June Card Box"! You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway.