Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Angel Tree List



Memory Trees

A tree will be planted by the Arbor Day Foundation in the Shasta-Trinity national forest for each Angel family on this list. In honor of my twins Michael and Alena – these ‘angel’ trees will grow together strong and beautiful, just as we will always see our children.

Some of these precious souls were lost in miscarriage while others were born pre-term or still. No matter the stage of loss, each child was wanted and loved with parents who are missing them every day. In memory and celebration of these perfect babies, a donation was made to dedicate 40 trees.

"There is no foot so small it cannot leave an imprint on this earth."



Baby Lily B . – October 2011

Baby Wolf – March 2010

Christy & Randy’s babies - 6/21/06, 6/20/07 & 6/8/11

Baby Elliot – March 30, 2011 to April 16, 2011

Baby Nathan, Malia, & Anthony – August 28, 2011

Baby Livvi – April 1, 2011

E & R’s Baby – July 25, 2008

Baby Scott ‘sprout’ – August 10, 2011

Baby Miller – August 22, 2011

Baby Vaux - April 2008 & two ectopic babies - Sept. 2008, July 2011

Baby Gavin – May 19, 2011

Baby DeFrias – December 12, 2009

Baby Allen – April 11, 2011

Baby Sofia & Avelina – August 1, 2011

Baby Shaw #1 and #2 – November 7, 2008 & September 10, 2009

Yagur babies – July 2008, October 2010, April 2011

Baby Gray – September 27, 2011

Aitken babies – October 2009, May 2010, December 2010

Baby S – December 3, 2009

Baby Aliya & Bennett – August 5, 2011

Baby Caleb - December 2008 & Caleb’s siblings – February 2011 & June 2011

Baby Isaac – April 3, 2011

Kelley’s babies – February 2011 & October 2011

Baby Astin 4/2010, Baby Ember 5/2010, Baby Poppy 2/2011, Baby Echo 6/2011, & Baby Raven 7/2011

Baby “Bean” – December 2011

Baby Andrew & Benjamin – October 12, 2011

Baby H – April 6, 2010

Rebecca’s babies – November 2011

Baby Hope – February 22, 2011

Baby Sara Elizabeth – June 26, 2006 & Baby Olivia Michelle – December 31, 2006

Baby William & Ethan – December 4, 2010

Shafer babies – August 2010, October 2010, November 2010

Robin twins – March 16, 2011

Baby Nathaniel, Kade, & Roanin – March 2010

Baby Goddard – August 12, 2010

Baby Lauren Joy – October 2011

Baby Colton – April 3, 2008

Hattie’s baby – December 2011

Denise & Adel’s baby – October 2011

Cristy & Grey’s baby – January 2012


"These are my footprints,
so perfect and so small.
These tiny footprints
never touched the ground at all.
Not one tiny footprint,
for now I have wings.
These tiny footprints were meant
for other things.
You will hear my tiny footprints,
in the patter of the rain.
Gentle drops like angel's tears,
of joy and not from pain.
You will see my tiny footprints,
in each butterflies' lazy dance.
I'll let you know I'm with you,
if you just give me the chance.
You will see my tiny footprints,
in the rustle of the leaves.
I will whisper names into the wind,
and call each one that grieves.
Most of all, these tiny footprints,
are found on Mommy and Daddy's hearts.
'Cause even though I'm gone now,
we'll never truly part."

 
This list made me sad just compiling it, but unfortunately it's our reality. I know the number of lost children out here in the blog world far exceeds the ones I've named...and I wish we were holding our babies instead of planting trees in their memory. Since there is nothing to be done about that fact, I'll have to find peace in doing what I can to show my love.
This is just the beginning.








8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Alissa. Randy and I really appreciate it and are honored you would include us and our 3 angels. The dates were June 21, 2006/June 20, 2007/June 8, 2011. I love you!

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  2. Thank you to the both of you, a million times over! I will never be able to express my gratitude towards your amazing gesture of kindness! I am so blessed to have friends like you two! LOVE & HUGS!

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  3. You, my wonderful daughter are a blessing beyond belief. All these people are so lucky you reached out to them. I hope it gives you all some peaceful memories.

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  4. Thank you so very much. I am so touched by your kindness and by how powerful this action was to me.

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  5. This is beautiful. Thank you for doing this for everyone.

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  6. Alissa and Mike what you have done is such a blessing. Thank-you for remembering Christy and Randy. Bless you as you journey on in your life together.

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  7. I may be ending my if blog, but I will still be following peoplesk blogs and journeys. Still here and still praying for!!!!

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  8. Thank you for thinking of us and our boys ata time when I know it can be really easy to get mired down in your own feelings. So sweet. Though I don't know you well, I am grateful for you nonetheless.

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