Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thank you

Id like to take a moment to thank everyone of you that has ever visited this blog, emailed me with your stories, taken the time to read about Genesis and my story, made a request, remembered Genesis... just anything. If Names On The Sidewalk has ever even just crossed your mind.... Thank you.

I mentioned a little while ago that I sort of felt like I lost myself and needed to focus a little more on my own journey and thus the break here on the blog. And thankfully I have been able to do that a little bit more. I think it also has something to do with the fact that Genesis' 5 year anniversary is coming up in March. I think Im sort of preparing myself for that. At any rate, despite my being away you lovely readers still have continued to comment, email me and make requests.

I want you to know that I read every single comment and email. I read every single story you all send me. And every single one of them touches my heart. When I get emails and comments letting me know that what I do has made a difference to them, it moves me to tears, literally. Happy tears. It makes me remember why I started doing this in the first place. And that is a huge encouragement to me.

It amazes me that through my precious Genesis, I have been able to reach countless families. And that our children unite us, and have brought us to each other, and has been a comfort for us. The effect they had on the world in their short stay is so profound that words escape me. So to their parents, family, friends... to you, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the constant reminder that no matter how small the gesture, remember our children does make a difference to many.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Hello friends,
Im sorry I have been away for so long. I have still been getting name requests and I have updated the wait list to the right ---> If you have requested a name please check to make sure your child's name is there. If I have missed you, I apologize. Please resubmit your request and I will update the list.

I wanted to explain my absence. I have a very full plate to say the least. I was doing all I could for the BLM community to bring peace to hurting families. Im proud of the work I have done and I do it all in the name of my sweet Genesis. Having said that though, I felt that I had got to a place where now I felt like I needed someone to come and comfort me. I was not focusing on my own journey through grief and I sort of lost myself in the process of helping others. Who am I to try to help others when I can't even help myself? I felt I needed to step back for a while. Take a break from it all. I have been mia on Facebook as well and even put the Etsy shop on vacation.

Know that you can still make requests, I just don't know when I will get around to posting. Also please know that I think of you and your children often. You are never far from my mind and always close to my heart.

I hope that 2012 brings you peace and love.