a year ago, for 13 days over the month of december, we honored noah's life by participating in 13 Days of Rainbows. december 5 - december 18.
here's the blog post from last year explaining how it got started.
it was such a sweet time and filled our hearts with so much love and joy. and i can't wait to start another year. on friday it begins!
these upcoming 13 days will commemorate the life of our would-have-been 18 month old. at a time of the year when there's so much hustle and bustle of the holidays, i feel the void of my beloved boy all the more. this is the second christmas we'll have without him, and it's just as hard as it was last year, maybe harder. i kind of feel like last year we got a "pass" but this year we have to start making the hard decisions like, should we hang his stocking? what will we (or i mean, Santa) put in it? and on and on it goes ...
there's a lot of sadness and grief. still.
but there's also joy. especially when i think of 13 Days of Rainbows. hundreds of people who will be shown kindness and goodness because a little baby boy lived. he brings hope... kind of like another little Baby Boy we remember this season.
so we'd love for you to join us! do one kind deed anytime during those 13 days, or something everyday. totally up to you! follow your heart.
if you need a little inspiration, here are just some of the stories from last year. but also feel free to be as creative as you like!
click here to print or download a cute little card to pass out with your kindness, if you wish. (made by my talented sister in law! she's the best.)
then let's flood Instagram and Facebook with pictures and stories of good being done across the world by using #13DaysOfRainbows to encourage and inspire us all.
later this week i'll share a special opportunity for us to love on children and their parents at Seattle Children's Hospital. so stay tuned for that!
oh, my gosh. i really can't wait.
thank you. thank you. thank you.
...for loving our boy and honoring his life with us.
looking forward to seeing all your kindness-spreading!
and please share this opportunity with others!
merry christmas. with much love.