Wednesday, August 8, 2012

my space for my son..............and other updates

i don't know what it is, but in the last couple of weeks i have had several emails from people/organizations trying to get me to promote them or their products. so i thought i would start this post off, with a little message:

please please please leave me alone! this space is for my son. this space started off being about my life with him, and is now about coping with life without him. it's about remembering how he brightened my world all 135 days of his very short life. it's about mothering him and his memory from afar. so while i'm glad you found my blog, and you enjoy my style of writing (???), i'm not at all interested in promoting your website, or product. i'm not interested in doing a review for halloween costumes (seriously?), or puzzles, or anything else you are trying to sell. please respect my space, and my son!

whew, ok, i'm glad i got that off of my chest....

it's been a while since i've posted last. life has hit us hard. at times it's been very hard for me to keep up with everything. work is still stressful. little girl is still as hyper as always, and is becoming increasingly mobile (read, pulling herself up and trying to walk!!!). and on top of that i've been working on a couple of projects.

the first one fell in my lap last week. and i've been scrambling to prepare for it. i just found out that there is going to be a SIDS conference in Montgomery at the end of the month, and was invited to participate on behalf of our newly incorporated organization In His Name - The JLT Foundation. i had to think about this long and hard since 1) it means the whole family schlepping down to Montgomery for a day or two and me taking off of work, and 2) i KNOW it's going to be a very intense day for me since i will be doing a lot of talking about my son (not the hard part) and that day (the hard part). but in the end, i felt like i have to go. besides the obvious of just being able to tell my son's story, it will be a way for In His Name to begin forging relationships with people in the medical community across the state so that we can help other families that have experienced what we have (and those families yet to come).

the second project has been a breath of fresh air for me. this has been the 1st time since Julius passed away that i have taken time to do something for me. i recently became a Stella & Dot stylist. it also happened rather quickly - too quickly for me to really realize what i was doing. but it has done my spirit some good. i'm also working on putting together a couple of charity events so that i can give back to those organizations that have done so much for me during the darkest time of my life (one happening very soon, but i'm not going to spill the beans just yet), so i'm excited to see where this new journey takes me. but i know that even this will be done with my baby boy in mind. he is my motivation for everything, and i will even sell jewelry with him in mind. :)


Brandy Wilson said...

I can't believe people are contacting you about their products. Honestly? Halloween costumes?

I don't receive any of those, but maybe that's because I'm part of BlogHer and use their advertising and my blog is about my family/life/Andrew/Benjamin/travel. I never started an Andrew blog?

They honestly should read the content. Bah.

I'm so excited for the In His Name Foundation and the Stella and Dot you have going on. Good stuff for that boy of yours. Always your. <3

Caroline said...

So happy for all the wonderful things going on in your life to help keep Julius' memory strong! What an incredible mama he has.

Brooke said...

I'm so thrilled for you and the In His Name Foundation. Sounds like a great opportunity to continue to spread the love for Julius.

Also love the Stella and Dot stuff. And happy to hear that it's making you happy. It's nice to know that life can sparkle again, even if things can never be quite right.

Tiffany said...

The funny thing is that every single one has said that they "read my blog."

Tiffany said...

Hi Friend! Glad to hear from you! What an honor to be given the opportunity to spread the word and educate people on SIDS, all the while being able to talk about your beautiful boy! I hope you do it!

Natasha said...

Halloween costumes???? WTH? People are so crazy!

I am praying for you with the SIDS Conference. I know you will do great and I know Julius will be so proud of his you ♥ You are an amazing mama to both your babies!

And the S&D- fabulous! So happy for you! And you know I love getting jewelry!

Love you friend!

Deanna said...

Why do people have to be so ignorant? Awful that they are contacting you. I look forward to hearing about the conference. I am speaking to our church conference's leadership team in October to help get funding for memory boxes and I am terrified! I absolutely love your charm necklace, you know I am a sucker for anything that I can put my boys together :) Much love always.

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