But today I wanted to write about Fairy Tales for Hope.
Hope was a baby girl born four years ago. Like Eliza, she was the first daughter of a couple who loved her and wanted everything for her, and like Eliza, she slipped away from them without warning and broke their hearts into a million pieces.
Sally is Hope's mama, a blogger, and the sort of person I'd like to surround myself with in real life. I know so many of us who blog or read about grief and baby loss online are incredibly grateful for Sally's honesty and encouragement and kindness. And if you follow her on Instagram, you know she's an amazing cook as well. If only we lived close enough that I could regularly invite myself over for dinner... Alas, (for me, not them) Sally and her family (her husband, Simon, and Hope's brother Angus and sister Juliet) live in Australia, so the dinner thing hasn't happened... yet. One of the many amazing things about the interwebz is that you can be completely uplifted and charmed by people on the other side of the world.
In honor of Hope's fourth birthday, Sally's friend Tonia created a series of art prints for the month of August. There are 31 of them, all based on fairy tales.
Each print is gorgeous, and all proceeds from their sales benefit the Sillbirth Foundation of Australia, which is a parent-driven organization that funds and encourages research into stillbirth and works to increase public awareness of stillbirth.
The prints sell for $20 each, plus a flat rate of $16 to ship from Australia, no matter how many prints you buy. They are 10 inches by 10 inches (or 250mm x 250mm if you are on the metric system).
It was nearly impossible for me to decide because I love so many of them, but I ordered this one for Caroline:
|The Princess and the Pea|
and this one
|The Frog Prince|
Seriously, if Caroline's nursery wasn't already full of adorable prints, I probably would have made the whole thing fairy tale themed and bought as many as I could.
And, those of you with better social skills than I, check out their facebook page here.
|My sleeping beauty|