Just over two months ago (30.10.13) our beautiful baby boy Ashton was stillborn at 38 weeks. Naturally, I have been offline since our tragedy. We have had wonderful support from family and dear friends during this intense grieving period. I’ll always be extremely grateful for the loving support, space, hugs and heartfelt correspondences (and dinners, plants, flowers, etc. etc.) As the fog is slowly lifting I wanted to share our awful news with you, dear reader. My PLN, twitter friends, Libraryland people and online buddies have always extended the kindest of support to me, most excellent wife J. and Belle (AKA #GeeBee). During this pregnancy was no exception. So I wanted to you to know why I have been quiet online, and more importantly, what’s been going on in the Greenhouse.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Most people are asking, in their own way, what can they do? What do we need?
We have truly felt solace and comfort from thoughts and prayers; spoken, written and otherwise. For us, it is important to talk about Ash with people because it acknowledges his too short and extremely important life. Communicating with us about a tragedy like this is sometimes too difficult for people, and we completely understand this. I feel and appreciate these people’s thoughts and prayers equally. To save others from living with such a loss, we are raising money for research into stillbirth. My family, and others, would be very grateful for any donation you could spare. Please visit: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/ashton-lamond-phillip-green
THANK YOU so much to those loving folk who have already donated ☺
And thank you dear reader for your support.
May 2014 bring you love, positivity and good health.
GeeBee has been completely getting into playing with toy babies recently. Here she is trying hard to buckle “Bay-bee” (as she calls her) into her high chair. It’s a super-cute phase she’s entering; lots of cuddles & feeding baby. She also pats Mummy’s tummy & says “Bay-bee!”
Thankfully most excellent wife J. is pregnant.
I genuinely thought today was Wednesday! All day I thought this. Not until I published this & looked at previous posts did I realise, I was only two days out from Sunday.
Am I really well enough to return to work tomorrow?!
And yes, this is the best I’ve looked in days & days…
Lots of fun after a l-o-n-g week…
(more info on previous post)
I am really enjoying being involved in another flickr project which sees me taking photos with mobile devices most days. This is a great use of skills I’m learning by playing with Thing 2 things for #ANZ23mthings. In 2011 I was involved in a Daily Image project. This year I am doing the Happy 365 project, both of which were dreamed up by @libsmatter (Thank you!). Info from her blog:
Very simple idea – from 1 January 2013 post an image each day showing something that has made me happy. I would like to know what makes other people happy too, so I have invited a number of Flickr contacts and am very happy for anyone else to join in.
Due to silly me not fixing zero packet data connectivity situation on my phone for months, I am very behind on updating my Happy 365 set and then adding to the Happy 365 group. I have also missed taking photos on quite a few days. But that’s okay, I’m getting there, and enjoying the memories as I do.
Follow the action on twitter @Happy365Flickr and by searching #happy365 on twitter & elsewhere.
Are you playing Happy 365? Or are you involved in another photo project?