After MC passed, we, like other parents in our shoes, had to decide what to do with our son's belongings.
As MC was a man of few possessions, finding a place for his pillow/mobile/stuffed animal collection was fairly easy.
Never well enough to come home to his room, his waiting crib made the perfect memorial.
|After placing the letters on the wall, I had decided that MC would prefer a window spot if he ever came home. As a result, "his" crib stood under the Princess' name, and the Princess has always slept in the crib under his name...|
|... which has always made me happy because I like to think that he watches over her. (If you look closely you can spot her.)|
We decided to go, and as we walked towards the church that morning, Duane and I remarked that we could feel MC walking "with" us.
When we arrived, we were excited to see that there was a silent auction and even more excited to see that one of the items up for bid was a handmade quilt in honor of a deceased loved one, with the quilt made from the loved one's clothing.
Deciding that this was the perfect way to simultaneously preserve MC's dapper wardrobe and honor his spirit, Duane placed a bid (hoping, of course, that this was not too popular of an item).
After bidding, however, we noticed a sign that had been hidden under one of the bidding sheets.
ALL SILENT AUCTION PROCEEDS GO TO DR. BOB'S PEDIATRIC HOSPICE.
As it turns out, we won, the proceeds went to MC's Home, and the result was stunning. Gretchen Parry (410-566-3206) did a phenomenal job of capturing our MC perfectly, incorporating those special "MC" details that I will now be able to cherish (and hold) forever.
|All his favorite onesies and blankets.|
|He's even wearing his shoes!|