My inspiring wife carried our daughter Grace for 9 months and upon her death still had to deliver her into this world with sweat and pain. In a vague attempt to bring some symmetry to our experience I with the help of my brother dug her grave yesterday.
I have 2 favours to ask of you.
1) Find a moment of joy or peace or happiness or fun or madness or something positive today or at some point in the next week and post a picture of it on facebook or twitter or your blog or everywhere. Use the hashtag #amomentforgrace. That would be a wonderful tribute to Grace and our choice not to give up on the joy of living in the midst of grief. This is one such moment from our week in which as a family we planted a rose that a dear friend had gifted to us. It's called a Grace rose and it was a lovely time.
Here's another moment at Yo Sushi where I took a photo of Alannah and she took a photo of me. Admire her camera work! These moments are so precious. Share yours with us.
Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and funds research that could help to reduce the numbers of babies dying and families devastated by this tragedy.You can donate here - http://www.justgiving.com/GraceDinahMonteith
United Kingdom Association for Milk Banking - Donated breastmilk helps to save the lives of premature and sick babies whose mothers are unable, for many reasons, to provide them with sufficient breastmilk of their own. You can donate here - https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/gracedinahmonteith
David & Siobhan