Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Free Evan Michael Scrapbooking Kit

Created in loving memory of Evan Michael, the late son of a close friend.





My good friend lost her baby a few months ago and i wanted so badly to do something to comfort her, i live far away so i could not be there in person. I have a hard time knowing what to say to someone, i would much rather DO something for them... I would listen to her talk while she told me of all of the dreams she had of her son and how she had plans of decorating his room with old maps and globes a school locker and red chrome... when he was old enough.. her imaginations of what he would be like as a toddler playing with toy planes and trucks and frogs... I was in tears at her description.. then she told me of how they will be planting an 'October Glory' Maple Tree in memory of him in their back yard... I felt that was a beautiful way to commemorate him.

When a loved one loses someone it's hard to know just what to do to console them. I had no idea how to handle it personally and the only thing i could think of was to make her something. She loves traditional scrapbooking so i thought maybe i could create something especially for her to scrap the memories and emotions with. I hope no one is offended by this as a 'freebie' I decided it didn't seem right to sell it.

In Loving Memory

this kit will be a permanent freebie

Click here to download

21 comments:

Jean said...

What a touching, heartbreaking story. I can't imagine the heartbreak of losing a child. Your kit is a beautiful tribute to your friend's baby. God bless you both....

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your extremely thoughtful creation with us.

Paula said...

A lovely thing that you have done. I am sure that in my wildest thoughts, I cannot come near to feeling the pain she is in right now. My thoughts and prayers are with her.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and sweet thing to do you for your friend. My she find comfort in her time of need.

Thanks for sharing, not only the kit but mostly the story.

Janalyn said...

Sherah,

What you are doing for your friend is so perfect!! First of all, just listening to her is the biggest thing you can do for her. She obviously feels very safe with you or she wouldn't share openly with you. It is a very good thing that she is talking about her son and the loss. It is not just a loss of a child it is also the loss of all your future hopes and dreams for that child just as you said. The kit you created will mean a lot to her I am sure. That is a very special gift! As a nurse I have worked with many grieving families but as a mom...I have been where your friend is.... Thank you for this kit

ccjanet said...

I think your heart is is the right place and it's a wonderful little kit to memorialize the child. thank you for your thoughfulness.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your friends loss - but I think it helps her to have someone to just listen - your a very good friend:) Thank you very much for the freebie. Happy99

Connie said...

This is a lovely kit - and a loving gesture on your part. ((Hugs)) Thank you for sharing.

Maria said...

Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post at digifree.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the freebie. Very Nice!

Pillowgirl said...

What a beautiful way to use your talent to memorialize... (that's probably not a word)

And to share it as a freebie is totally appropriate and generous.

Thanks!

mum005 said...

What I wonderful tribute! My son was born 15 weeks premature. Stories such as this remind me how blessed I am to have him. My heart goes out to your friend and her family.

absolutartist1 said...

So sorry for your friend's loss. It's never easy no matter how far along you are in their "life". Both my SIL & I had miscarriages which affected us. I feel this is an awesome way to help her through her pain.

Hopefully, she'll have the chance to love anothe child. [hugs]

Kari said...

What a beautiful tribute.

Shell said...

My heart & prayers go out to your friend & her family. I can't imagine & don't want to the pain & anguish she must be going through. Thanks so much for sharing her story & your kit with others. For Evan Michael!

Tink said...

So well written and so heartbreaking. Your kind heart and generousity shine in the kit you made for little Evan Michael.

angmag55 said...

Oh sweetie this is Beautiful. You have done a very Special thing for a friend hurting beyond anything I can imagine. To lose a child the hardest thing ever for a parent.
God Bless
Thank You so much this freebie will be used for something very Special.

olga9999 said...

Your friend story is so sad, :( most people can only but imagine what she might have been feeling. :( I hope she feels better even though I know that is the kind of thing you never forget or get over it completely.:( It's really a nice tribute from you the kit and sharing it's a nice gesture as well.:)

Best wishes. :O)

crlin said...

What a beautiful memory kit - thank you for sharing this.

makeyesup said...

I am also in tears with the story, how very heartbreaking to lose a child. Your gift is a wonderful tribute using her thoughts and the visions she had for his future.
Thanks for sharing.

KimberlyRose said...

That is so sweet of you to remember your friend's little boy this way. As a mom, the worst thing in the world would be to lose my child, my heart goes out to your friend.

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