I have found it difficult today and in no way shape or form can it compare to that of Jennie and her husband. Jennie lost her little baby princess at 9 months old and Matilda Mae was only 8 days older than Isla Rae, you can probably empathise with why it has been a difficult day now! Today is Matilda’s first birthday. I have tried not to think about next week today, as my princess is one next week and I feel guilty. I feel guilty for having my baby girl and preparing all the things I have for her birthday and her christening on the 12th May and that Jennie, well she has prepared for today in a completely different way.
So today became a day for purple wearing and bubble making. I wore Matilda’s favourite colours and I blew bubbles which made my little ones smile and happy – I hope it makes little MM up there smile and shine brightly down on us all tonight.
Babies do not develop for 9 months to be gone after 9 months, it is just not fair and it is just not right. I cannot still, after all these months even come close to comprehending how Jennie and family must feel and what they have gone through and I can only be inspired by what Jennie has gone on to do in memory of her little princess. Making people aware of SIDS and helping with charities and working very closely with the Lullaby Trust.
There is an auction being help to remember Matilda Mae and I would really be grateful for any support you can offer, whether it be socially or donating to the great Lullaby Trust. You can find out more on GhostWriterMummy’s blog.
The Lullaby Trust funds research into SIDS so that families like Matilda’s can be supported and given answers they so desperately need. The Lullaby Trust also guides and supports families in making the first steps towards growing their family once more, with their Care of Next Infant program. They also provide a bereavement support service and help to educate parents on the importance of safe sleeping.
I think that is a pretty darn good reason to help and donate.
Hold your little ones close tonight and give them a squeeze with MM in mind, blow them some bubbles and dress them in purple and dream of tomorrow and what you might find!