Monday, January 25, 2010

Cards for Remembering Baby

Last night, as I thought about my friends who have recently miscarried, I felt compelled to put ink to paper and come up with this little remembrance card for them:

It seems like there are so many cards for babies ... for their announcements, for their arrival, for their first year .... but there seems to be nothing for those difficult--and alas, common---times when a family has a miscarriage. And so, I offer my little card. If you or someone you know has had a miscarriage and want a little remembrance card or even something to distribute at a Mass said for the little one, you can download this card.

I've left a space for the baby's name and also a reminder of when she/he was conceived and when she/he was returned to God. I've never liked those cards saying that the parents would storm heaven to bring back the baby or anything like that. My little one, my first son, is with God, and that's the best place to be. God willing, we'll meet again someday. Meanwhile, he prays for us ... and we remember him with love.



Dawn Farias said...

Very thoughtful.

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

This is so sweet! What a great idea. I lost our second baby- it was heartbreaking. But I guess you understand.

Vee said...

Thanks, Dawn. It's sad to have to make such a card, but I felt compelled to do so.

Lacy, I do understand, and I'm so sorry! (hugs)

Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben said...

Hi Vee, we homeschooled our four children and lost two baby girls. These free printable activities are lovely. I write for Associated Content and would like to feature your blog on an article about free printable Lenten resources for Catholic families and homeschoolers. You've really made some lovely things that will be a blessing to readers. Thank you. AMDG-Marilisa

Vee said...

Hi, Marilisa. I just sent you an email in regards to your comment. : ) Talk to you soon.

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

I just added this link to my post with my printable St. Gerard note cards. I don't think the St. Gerard cards are quite right for someone who has lost a baby, so I'm really glad you have something to fill this hole in the community.

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