After the accident happened, I knew that I needed to do something, anything, in Benny’s name. While I’m still trying to vet exactly what that is, I intend to give of myself in honor of Benny’s life. He lived and even though it was short, he was here and he was mine. My intention is to try to better other grieving parents/childrens lives, be it though a non-profit or just simply reaching out. No one should have to bury a child alone.
I’ve been toying with the idea of starting up ‘Benny’s Bunnch’ as a parent/child grief resource. I know that there are groups out there such as Compassionate Friends, but I’m looking at something more than a grief group. I think back to the hospital sending us home with tons of paperwork with terrifying statistics. There was no follow up whatsoever and no guidance. We are just lucky that we have social workers in our family that were able to push us in the right direction. We got help almost immediately. I have met several other people on this journey that haven’t had this type of support and perhaps would have benefited from it. I haven’t yet figured out what form this should take or a time frame. I just know that I want to help others. This process is much easier when you don’t feel alone. I’ve been surrounded by other moms that have helped to guide me. It’s time to return the favor.
4 thoughts on “Day 30 – Intention”
That would be such a great tribute to Benny and all the people who helped you! It seems there’s even more need for parents who lose their child suddenly, as opposed to losing them due to a long term illness.
Friends of mine started BeLikeBrit in tribute to their daughter Britney. I know it doesn’t bring her back, but it has definitely changed their lives for the better.
love the idea. simply love it.
and oh my gosh that hair! those baby curls! i’m in love!
Thanks! I have absolutely no idea of any details, just the idea. I’m going to start with talking to some social workers. There has to be something that can be done to let people know they are supported after they’re home and the reality sets in.
God how I miss his curls. Such a waste on a boy, but so beautiful.
I think this is an incredible idea. It keeps his memory alive and provides purpose all around. I thought about you guys tonight. With all of the little goblins running all around, I couldn’t help but think about your littlest goblin. ❤