this weekend i received our keepsake box from the organization "string of pearls." string of pearls provides several resources for families like us who have received fatal prenatal diagnoses. i really wish we didn't qualify to receive one of these packages. but since we do, i am so very thankful that organizations such as this exist to help with some of the burden.
our package included a beautifully handmade prayer blanket, a tiny knitted baby cap, a plaster kit to make hand and foot molds, clay for creating hand and foot prints, a christmas ornament with paint to make footprints on the ornament, a journal, a small photo album, and an envelope for locks of hair, plus more. i was just so touched, pulling out one thing after another. someone who has been there before me knows very well all the things i will likely need to make lasting memories of our sweet jonathan. a very sincere thanks to laura with string of pearls.
and if anyone can think of any other things we can do or ways we can memorialize jonathan's time with us, please let us know.