The nurses at Seattle Children's Hospital made every effort to make our last night with Ewan as special and as memorable as possible (love them!). While our family and a couple of close friends gathered in his room, one of the nurses decorated Christmas ornaments with Ewan's name on them, and made a little scrapbook. I had specifically requested handprints, footprints, and a lock of his hair to keep. And so now I am able to have these for whenever I want to look at them and have a way of remembering.
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|Right foot, and the lock of hair on the left|
|Itty bitty handprints!|
I got something else very special in the mail yesterday. Kristin is the friend of a friend and had been following our story since just after Ewan's birth. She sent me a letter telling me how Ewan's story had impacted her and told me of how she wanted to do something special for us. And so imagine my surprise and delight when I opened a box to find this beautiful necklace.
If you're already familiar with Lisa Leonard Designs, then no doubt you recognize her beautiful work. This particular design is called Marked by Love. It's just my style and satisfies the desire to have something tangible with me always that bears Ewan's name -- something that will always whisper: he was here, and it matters.