I received an email from a friend and fellow midwife not long ago. I wrote yesterday about what I didn’t want my blog used for. I don’t want her story to have a negative impact. This email my friend sent is the opposite. This is the intended purpose of my bog.
“Anyway, today I happened to be at a gathering with a mother of one of the little girls who was killed in the Sandyhook shooting. They built a playground in her honor near our house that we like to play at. I kept wondering if I should mention anything, or, if it would make her feel badly at the party to remember. But, I thought I you, and all you and Mabel, and that you like to talk about her and have people remember her. I thought this mom might like it too. I introduced her to [my 3 year old son] as “Alison’s mom”, and he told her how much he liked Alison’s playground. I think it was the right thing, I want to thank you for sharing and teaching.”
Learn. Empathize. Remember.
This is what Mabel can do.