Welcome to the Sweet Pea Project's Blog, part of the Sweet Pea Project's effort to create a supportive and compassionate community for those of us affected by the death of a child. Here you will find updates on the Sweet Pea Project, as well as anything going on in the world that relates to childloss. If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like to see discussed here, I'd love to hear it. Please make sure you stop by the official website, www.sweetpeaproject.org and feel free to email me for any reason at anytime at Stephanie@sweetpeaproject.org.
peace, Stephanie Cole (Madeline's Mom)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Remembrance Day, Gifts that Give Hope & Fueling Good!

I hope your October was wonderful, and you found peaceful ways to honor your child during National Remembrance Month.  We celebrated with our 3rd Annual Remembrance Gathering, along with several hundred of you, and it was a sweet and sacred evening.  The rain subsided, the clouds moved aside to allow a beautiful pink sunset to shine on us as we read each baby's name aloud and release balloon after balloon into the sky.  A video from the evening can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOZkFbqgjvg if you would like to take a glimpse of the event.  All the images from our talented photographer, Valerie Smith of Grace Photos, have been uploaded to our shutterfly album (www.sweetpeaproject.shutterfly.com) so guests can feel free to browse through the album.  Thank you to everyone who helped make our 3rd annual gathering so very beautiful and we hope to see you again next October.

The holidays are now approaching, and that is something that weighs heavy on my heart as a bereaved mother.  The shopping for frivolous gifts is just not something I find enjoyable anymore.  That is why I am so proud to have been asked once again to team up with Gifts That Give Hope for Lancaster's Alternative Gift Fair.  Sweet Pea Project is offering "gifts" at three different price levels, and will be donating books, blankets and offering comfort and support to bereaved families around the world with each dollar spent at this special holiday fair.  If you live nearby, please stop in and join us on Saturday, November 17th from 10am until 4pm.  If you live out of the area or are unable to join us, you can still participate and give the gift of comfort to a bereaved family buy shopping online at http://www.giftsthatgivehope.org/lancaster/index.php?pg=shop.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions at all.

And lastly, a quick favor: Sweet Pea Project has been selected as one of Citgo's Fueling Good Charities, and we are in the running to win $5000.  If you have a spare moment would be please consider voting for Sweet Pea Project?  Voting is simple, they just need your email address and you can opt out of sharing that info with citgo.  You can vote once a day, every day, from now until November 28.  The link is http://fuelinggood.com/rewardinggood?id=1323911

Thank you so much for your support, and for helping us as we continue to strive to create a more compassionate community.

Stephanie Cole

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