I know not all of us participate in the July 2003 group anymore. However, as one of our wise members said to me today, every time July rolls around she thinks of the women and children in our little group. I agree. Katy's loss is devastating and I'm sure others, like me, are reeling at the idea that these two young children are left motherless so suddenly. Sure, the diagnosis was grim but she seemed to be doing so well just a few weeks ago.
Rachel had a marvelous idea about coming together in a group effort to remember Katy and remind her kids that their Mom will not be forgotten. I told her I would e-mail since I have more contacts. I know I do not have everyone and, as I no longer have a logon for July 2003, would be grateful if someone would post this there.
Rachel's idea was to put together a collage of the babies at age one and again now. I could lift recent photos of Alexander off of Katy?s FB page. The idea would be to illustrate that there is a community of mothers and children out there rallying around the kids and thinking about them. My husband does graphic design and could put together something neat. If people want to send in scanned notes from their kids or from you, I?d be happy to be the gathering point to compile, print and mail. I have a color printer and can print notes/pictures if you scan and send.
This is just an idea. You don?t have to participate but we just thought it might be a nice gesture and would give us all something to do in the midst of this pointless tragedy. I have Katy?s address. If you are interested, let?s set a deadline of Monday, August 20 to send in any pictures, art, notes, etc. I will get everything together and sent off on Tuesday. I will scan a final package to the participants so everyone can see what was sent out. If you are interested, e-mail your items to me at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].
If anyone has other ideas about ways we could come together to show support as a group, please speak up. A group flower arrangement for the funeral? I don?t know if anyone has her sister, Annie?s, contact info but I understood that the funeral was still being arranged. I hesitate to contact Karl directly during this time of grieving. I did check for an obituary but did not see one in the local papers yet.
Sorry for multiple e-mails but couldn't get the silly display to work with all of it in one message.
This is what Meagan wanted posted from Facebook, hope everyone can participate!