I have written this post in support of Jennie @edspire and her family and friends and all of the fundraising they are doing to raise awareness of SIDS, after losing their precious baby girl Matilda Mae aged 9 months on Saturday 2nd February 2013
The Lullaby trust will have many sponsored 'mile in memory walks' organised all over the country taking place on Saturday 11th May 2013. Please visit their website to find the nearest one to you if you would like to take part.
There are various events happening over the next couple of weeks in memory of Matilda Mae.
Please click on the links below for more details and to donate in her memory.
There will also be an online auction with various wonderful items, days out etc donated, that anyone can bid on to raise funds for Lullaby Trust
The auction will run from 11th May until the 20th May on eBay
Please try to support any or all of the above in any way you can-even if it just means sharing details of the events to other people.
Here is a poem I came across on the website www.familyfriendpoems.com while thinking of Jennie and her beautiful baby girl
One that I'm sure Jennie will relate to
Holding out these empty arms
Cursing my disillusionment
Why did I imagine it could be any other way
That I could have been content, dreams that's all it was.
Mothers arms are not meant to be empty
I look up at the sky, tears filling my eyes,
Searching the stars trying to find my angel.
The brightest star I search for.
Finding it, the first tear rolls down my cheek
Memories flood back of our short time together
Love totally encasing my heart as I look at that star.
I know you are there baby, I will never forget
I just can't come to accept as I look, that you are so far.
I would have cuddled, and loved and kept you safe,
With my arms holding you in a tight embrace
I will search these skies for you each night,
But just for now, have to leave you in Gods guiding light.
Sleep well my baby. One day my heart and arms will be full again,
As I join you and give you all that was meant to be
One for Matilda Mae
(to the tune of You are my sunshine)
You were our sunshine
Our little sunshine
You made us happy, when skies were grey.
You'll never know babe
How much we love you
Why did God take
our sunshine away?
So many things will always remind me of MM
*Singing twinkle twinkle little star
*Pink and purple stars
*Candles as I remember lighting one on her birthday
*Watching in the night garden with my toddler
Matilda Maes name will be remembered by so many mummies all over the world thanks to the power of twitter-her legacy will live on much longer than she was able to.
Sleep tight little one in your garden of the night