For those unfamiliar, the idea is based from the book The Christmas Box and is a place for family and in particular mothers to mourn the loss of a child. In this time of grief, I especially now want to provide this for the family and absolutely take it off their plate. Each child has a bronze butterfly in the garden with his/her name and date of birth and death in the memorial. Also plan to purchase a paver stone etching a message from us as well. Visiting the garden this week, my wife and I found fresh flowers next to most of the bronze butterflies representing a child who has been called home. It is obviously well attended and maintained by friends and family and I believe would be as timely and meaningful a gesture as we can hope to provide now and in the future.
I am taking in any modest amount ($5-$10) you are willing to donate to raise the funds necessary for the butterfly and paver stone. ALL funds in excess to the goal I will simply provide the family to help with final expenses. But not at all about amount donated, most about the people donating!
So please do not donate anonymously as I want to provide a list of contributors for Simi's parents (will not provide amount donated). Simply want to provide list to family so know how much he was loved, so anyone who shared time with Simi or knows and loves the Socks family you are most welcome to contribute! I know will easily raise the funds necessary, most interested in providing the opportunity to contribute something special to Simi and his family.
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