Dance in My Dreams Song to benefit National Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Dance in My Dreams Song to benefit National Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Here is a song :  DANCE IN MY DREAMS  that has been dedicated to all those families that have an angel baby.

“Dance in My Dreams” Lyrics

By:  Blair’s West & Susan Charest

 

At the hospital, we got the news

We stared at the sonogram of you

Our baby should be safe in me

This isn’t how it suppose to be

 

God held us, as we held you

You couldn’t stay but you’re not through 

You didn’t leave with death

You’re as close as my next breath

 

One autumn day in the afternoon

Little hands hold a pink balloon

Their sister’s name is spoken

You’re not defined as broken

 

I hear your truth in the silent sunrise

I see your beauty in the turning leaves,

I feel your tiny hand in mine 

as we dance in my dreams

 

You’re the work of God’s wonder

The perfect love, that covers me

Your little head on my shoulder while

we dance in my dreams

 

Death says good byes and makes its lies

It gives the wrong answer to the question why?

It doesn’t see the beautiful you

But I know what’s true….

 

My heart carries you with me…

and tonight,

We’ll dance in my dreams….

All proceeds from ITunes will benefit our national organization:                                              National Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss, Inc.

A Walk for Remembrance & Hope Event, October 5, 2013

A Walk for Remembrance & Hope Event, October 5, 2013

 

October 5, 2013 – 180 families and friends gathered at Pinkerton Park to remember and honor beloved babies that have passed away before their first birthday.  During the event music, poetry, and baked goods were shared around a picnic table on a cool autumn day.  In closing the event, the Sharing community formed a circle and released a balloon when each baby’s name was read aloud.  A special thanks to the Blair’s West band, Girl Scout Troop of Williamson County, Starbucks located in Cool Springs, Trader Joe’s, Your Williamson Magazine and the community of bakers and crafters that made the day so lovely.

Most of all, thank you to each of you that attended this event.  This event is not whole unless each of you were there to gather with us and be one witness of the unique love that is carried in our hearts.  This love is forever.  You are an amazing parent and we are thankful to be in community with each of you.

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Grief Writing Workshop held throughout the year.

Grief Writing Workshop held throughout the year.

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Writing has been very therapeutic for me during times of loss.  Words are able to give names to raw feelings and the spaces in between the words allow for contemplation.  For in contemplation, I’m able to find new words of light and truth.  I find healing.

This workshop is free, and offered to those families that have experienced a loss of a child (less than one year of age).  It will be instructed by Susan Charest, on behalf of SHARING  of Middle Tennessee.

This will be a safe setting where we’ll discuss our grief, and journal on specific writing prompts.  You don’t need to be a poet or writer and we’ll provide the journal and pen.  We simply would love for you to gather with us in community.

Grief Writing Workshops are offered through the year, please refer to our support calendar.  

Registration is needed – please register by sending an email, letting us know how many will attend to:  

info@sharingmiddletn.org

 

TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s Hospital address:

2221 Murphy Ave, Nashville, TN 37201

There will be signs ‘SHARING’ by the elevator, to direct you.

 

Walk for Remembrance & Hope, October 2012

Walk for Remembrance & Hope, October 2012

“Two little hands that resembled my own, held tightly onto a ribbon of a pink balloon.  Our son anxiously waited for our daughter’s name to be called.  We were not alone.  We were part of a fellowship of families that shared an unwishful reality.  Our babies got an early invitation to leave this world and go on.  As I watched our son’s tight grip on the balloon ribbon, I was reminded of the strong grip of hope that we had for her to survive.  We wanted so much for her to stay with us.  But as her name was called, and our son released the balloon ribbon, I watched the balloon dance in the cold wind as it freely floated.  It was at that very moment, I knew she was not ours.  She was not defined by her passing but is defined by being like that little pink ballon that dances freely, touching the world through us in profound ways.”   

On October 6th, 65 balloons freely floated over Pinkerton Park in Franklin as families gathered to attend the SHARING: Walk for Remembrance & Hope event. This annual event is designed to provide families with an opportunity to be with other families who know and understand loss and together recognize, name, and honor each baby.

 

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Welcome to SHARING….

Welcome to SHARING….

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that supports families that have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant loss.  Our meetings are designed to help a parent sort through the grief process in a safe environment among others who have experienced similar losses.  Each meeting is facilitated by a parent who has experienced loss and a professional (nurse, doctor, social worker, or chaplain).

How can we help?

Parents who experience the death of a baby often seek to validate their feelings – is what they feel normal and legitimate, or have they responded in an inappropriate manner? They often have many difficult decisions to make without previous experience to guide them. Often, the grief and loss felt by parents when a baby dies during the pregnancy or in the first few months of life is not understood and/or accepted by society. Even friends and family members sometime have difficult understanding the depth of emotion and grief bereaved parents may be experiencing. Parents are often expected to just pick up the pieces and move on. Other, who have not seen or touched the baby, do not understand that a very real member of the family has died. Often the grief and loss felt by the parents is not understood. The baby is quickly forgotten by others, leaving parents alone in their grief. The subsequent isolation may create difficulties in the expression of feelings, which can unnecessarily prolong the time of grieving.  We provide a strong, supportive atmosphere where members can share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Parents learn that the deeply felt, long-lasting feelings are normal. They gain a sense of wholeness when they realize that their pain and grief is not unique, but rather is something which nearly all bereaved parents feel.

When/Where do we meet?

We meet at TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s Hospital in the Administrative Board Room on the first floor at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday evenings in the month (except November and December). Walk in the front door of TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s Hospital and turn left before the elevators to the Administrative office. There will be SHARING signs posted. The group is free and open to all individuals who have experienced a perinatal loss. All meetings are informal and participation in the conversation is voluntary. No registration is required. The group will not meet if Metro schools are out due to inclement weather.

 

Candlelight Ceremony hosted by Tri-Star Centennial Hospital

Candlelight Ceremony hosted by Tri-Star Centennial Hospital

Tri-Star Centennial Hospital hosted it’s 8th Annual Candlelight Ceremony for the SHARING of Middle Tennessee on December 13, 2012.   It’s was a very special night where peace and love filled the candle-lit room as we remembered and honored our babies.  Each family received a precious ornament with their baby’s name inscribed.

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Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope

We continue to look for a perfect, sacred space for our Hope statue.

Aidan’s Poem

Aidan’s Poem

Dedication to Aiden

When I heard that you were gone from us I didn’t know what to say

All I could do is get down on my knees and pray 

You wonder why this had to happen and then you start to cry

But it’s not for me to ask the Lord why 

Sometimes things happen and you don’t know what it means

I know I’ll see you again, Aiden, if only in my dreams

We all go through life, and do the best we can

And nobody knows what’s in God’s plan

He not only takes adults, he takes babies too

I guess he needed a baby boy, Aiden, when He came and got you

Life is a marathon; it gets harder mile by mile

But if you think about it, we all are here only for a while 

It hurts right now because I love and I’ll miss you, my baby boy

Because we all know that you would have brought us so much joy

I really wished that you would be alright

So we could kiss you, hug you, and rock you to sleep at night 

You were special and unique in your own way

And I knew that I will see you again one day

I know that you wanted me, mother, and I wanted to be with you

But don’t worry mother, I’m waiting up here in heaven for you 

When we see each other we’ll hug and talk and play, the way that we

were supposed to do

I’ll be happy because I’ll be with you

 

Dedicated to little Aiden Dominic Horton-Roman

From your Grand Dad,

Anthony