For those of you who don't know, Chance and I lost our son, Elijah, two years ago today.
One of my MIL's best friends, Julie, made a blanket for him to be wrapped in for his burial.
In the corner, she stitched a bluebird. She told us that she wanted us to be able to think of him any time we saw one. She chose a bluebird because they are neither too common, nor too rare.
The bluebird is, without question, the greatest gift Chance and I have been given to remember our son. Every time we see one it is a special moment for us.
I decided that, for April, I wanted the decor around our house to incorporate more bluebirds. I also wanted to create a special memento for our families.
I bought this guy at Micheal's:
I bought myself this necklace and I bought Chance these cuff links.
Finally, when I saw these in the Target dollar section I saw great potential.
I bought Aqua spray paint and I painted them when I redid my mirror.
I tried to take the stakes off of them because my goal was to glue pins to the back. I wanted our family members to have bluebird pins to wear if/when they want to. However, I learned that despite being super cheap the stakes were soldered on. We tried a number of things that basically failed. So, maybe my FIL can help us figure it out next time we're in Georgia.
It's the thought that counts!
I promised I would tell you about the awesome quilt in this photo. Around a year after we lost Elijah, our friends, Jade and Claire, sent us this quilt. They wanted to be able to send us a hug from Utah. So now, whenever we wrap up in it we can imagine a hug from them. It is amazing. Here is a better shot of the quilt in it's glory. I made the curtains to match.
We feel very blessed to have such thoughtful friends who have helped us find wonderful ways to remember our son.