Saturday, January 29, 2011

His Name in the Sand

Just in time.

As the anniversary of Aaron's death comes and goes each month, it is hard not to relive the events of that night...the trauma and complete heartbreak. The devastation. This month I made a promise not to dwell on that, but instead, to focus on what a blessing it was to have three whole days with him. And, to think of it not as the day that we lost him, but as the day that heaven gained him....the day that his heart was made whole as he woke up to the magnificence of heaven and the glory of his creator. Isn't that the marvelous day that each of use should long for...

Well, his anniversary this month was still difficult, but I smiled as I remembered Aaron in a beautiful way....through a beautiful gift. Although his name had been on the wait list for quite some time for To Write Their Names In The Sand, it came in God's time...perfect timing, of course. Aaron's name was written under a beautiful sunset on the evening of January 28th, his five month anniversary, on the shores of "Christian's Beach" in Australia. It may not seem like much to others, but the acknowledgement of your child and act of remembrance by others is truly cherished. 

His name in the sand is so brings peace to my heart:  

CarlyMarie provides an amazing ministry to parents who have been touched by child loss and has written almost 10,000 names in the past couple years. Check out her story and inspiration behind To Write Their Names In The Sand here.


  1. How beautiful! What a great gift they are providing! love you! xoxoxo

  2. I had never heard of Names in the Sand. I am going to check into it. Thank you so much for sharing. Take care.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this! What a beautiful gift this woman is doing for so many mom's. I'm so excited to sign Hannah up for this! Was it hard to make your request?

  4. That is too cool! The picture is beautiful. What a neat way to remember and honor Aaron. Love you guys!

  5. Thanks for responding, Danielle. I will just keep checking early in the morning then :) Aaron's sunset was absolutely gorgeous. It does make it that much better to know that no sunset is like any other. Just as beautiful and individual as your perfect little boy.

  6. So glad you did this, Danielle. We have a print of Ewan's name in the sand hanging in our entry way. I don't say much, but I think of you often and hope always that your hearts find healing.


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