My beautiful Angel. 5 yrs and yet it still hurts like it was yesterday. You will never be forgotten. My heart aches for u. I love u and miss u so much. 4.11.2009
The Kindness Project is one of my favourite organisations. It was created by Dr Joanne Cacciatore, in memory of her daughter Cheyenne. The idea is to carry out a random act (or acts) of kindness in honour of your child or loved one.
I love to do kind things for people, but I especially love the idea of doing something kind for a stranger, who can never repay me. I love that the only thing that person, or people, will know about me, is from the card I leave behind, telling them that my act of kindness was done in memory of my daughter.
One of the hardest things I’ve struggled to come to terms with since losing Primrose, has been trying to work out where to put my love for her. I have all this love just bursting out of me, but no where to put it; no Primrose to give it to. I try to transpose that love, by putting it into, what I like to call, ‘Primrose Projects’. I take photos of clouds with golden halos, and I write her name in the sand under the sunset. I buy her pinwheels and dreamcatchers and snow globes with angles, to place at her grave. I light candles for her, I pick her flowers, I sing lullabies to the sky and hope that she can hear. I paint, draw, make, capture, create, all for Primrose…but it’s not the same. I can’t love her the way I would like to love her. I can’t see her. I can’t hear her. I can’t touch her. I can’t give her the love I so desperately want to give her. I have to love her from a distance…an incalculable and immutable distance…and it is incredibly hard.
Through the Kindness Project, I am able to take my love for Primrose, and share it with others. I can take the joy and the love and the light that Primrose brought to my life, and use those beautiful gifts to brighten the lives of others. Primrose was a blessing and I am so unbelievably grateful for her life. I tried so hard to save her, but as it turned out, she ending up saving me, and for that I owe it to her to take her light out in to the world and share it with as many people as I can.
|—||Julie Forman (via theprimroseproject)|
|—||Mary-Ann Sontag Bowman (via theprimroseproject)|
|—||Loni H.E (via theprimroseproject)|
|—||Tiffanie DeBartolo (via kari-shma)|
|—||Daniell Koepke (via neurologies)|