I wanted to take a moment to thank each of you who took the time to answer my questions around "Bereaved Parents Rights" I really appreciate your honesty and bravery.
Here is another way in which I continued to be a mama to my son, Andrew. See, I don't believe in closure, I don't believe because he died, i ceased to be his mother and i should just "get over him"
I do believe that my entire life and beyond i will be his mama. And in this big ole crazy world I finally got something right. Him.
|I believe it was back in 2007, a call went out, I somehow found it, not really sure how, probably a link that someone posted but it was called "Collecting Loss"|
Two wonderful ladies invited people to send in clothing from their deceased. They then took each piece of clothing and sewed it into something else, shirts, skirts, a teddy bear.
"This project is being created with the intentions to:
Preserve and honour memories;
Provide a visual and verbal gathering place for grief;
Explore change by weaving individual threads of cloth and story into shared fabric;
Offer healing, education and stimulation of dialogue around death of a loved one."
I sent in Andrews onesie.
It is now 2013 and the exhibit went live in Toronto 2012, I unfortunately was not able to attend.
Mike was going through exams and I could not go alone.
One of these days of will purchase the book, i just found out there was one.
Here is http://www.collectingloss.com/gallery_index3.html - Andrews onesie and a letter from me.
Here is http://www.collectingloss.com/home.html - The official link
And here is the http://www.collectingloss.com/sharing.html - Sharing my Story.