This May I signed up to take part in a Mother's Day Name Event run by Catherine via her Twinkle of Light blog. (Catherine is also the mum behind Gabriel's Garden and The Sacred Seashore.)
Although May doesn't play host to Mother's Day in the UK, I felt this would be a good project to be involved as it coincided with the girls' birthdays and anniversaries. It also inspired me because I know just how much I love to see my girls' names written in a myriad of ways and in a myriad of places and I felt it would be therapeutic to be able to do this for others.
Basically, you signed up to write names of other little ones gone too soon in any way you could think of. You were then sent a list of names to write along with the contact details to send them to their mummies. For every name you wrote, you would receive something for your own little ones.
Grace's 1st birthday and anniversary on 4th May saw me at a beach on the East coast of Scotland with butterfly and heart stones writing 10 names in the sand. Little ones from all over the world, who now play in the same garden as my girls.
As the month of May goes on, I have been receiving the girls' names in my inbox from all corners of the globe... Australia, USA, Canada...
This has been a fantastic project to have been involved in and I would like to thank Catherine for coming up with the idea and hosting such an inspiring and comforting event for bereaved mothers all over the world. I am hoping that the event will take place again next year so if anyone is interested, please follow Catherine's Twinkle of Light blog.