Chris’s workplace is holding a holiday food drive. I picked up some suggested items over the weekend and put a little label on each. I was unsure if it were appropriate or not, thinking about the families that get these. I imagine they must be in a hard place to be needing food so badly they accept donations. How would they feel seeing a sticker on the food saying it was donated in honor of a baby? The sticker itself is a reminder that it was a donation and they couldn’t afford to buy themselves. Chris seemed to think it was ok, so I did it. I like to think they’ll all be going to the same family having a nice meal because of Mabel, though I realize each item might touch a different family.
I’m planning on doing something for Christmas- possibly donating an age appropriate outfit or toy for what Mabel would have been. The only hard part is the shopping for it. I’m having a hard enough time shopping for a family baby that is a few months younger than Mabel would have been.
Are you doing anything in memory of your baby or loved one this holiday season?