"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."

Monday, February 21, 2011

Girlie garment bags

A few weeks ago, while packing Carly's clothing away, I posted on my facebook that I wanted to find out where I could get garment bags for children. More matter of fact-ly,,,I wanted "girlie garment bags" I couldn't seem to find any by searching google. Which I don't even have the desire to sit and do searches online. I get so aggravated so easily these past several months. Besides, the only garment bags I could find were adult size. Adult bags would have worked,,,I suppose..but I didn't want Carly's cute little outfits just tossed into an adult garment bag. I wanted something, cute, child sized and girlie like.

I was very surprised to receive a private message from one of my facebook friends, who knew where child size garment bags could be found. It just so happens, that my friend Sheri, has a friend who owns a child clothing store...where she does carry child size garment bags!!

Sheri purchased these three child sized garment bags and sent them to me about a week ago. I can't thank her enough! These are exactly what I had hoped to find! They are cute, little and very girlie garment bags.

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Cute and girlie, perfect for pretty little girl dresses.

We were pleasantly surprise to see that Sheri's friend took the time to embroider Carly's name along with the phrase underneath her name..."forever in our hearts" all done in purple. Awesome!

Sheri, I can not thank you enough. These garment bags are exactly what I had hoped to find. I'm so thankful to have such wonderful online friends. I'm continuously amazed by the kindness from others. Others, whom I've never ever met in person. Mostly due to that one extra chromosome. One tiny little extra chromosome has made it possible for me to "meet" the most thoughtful, caring, compassionate, amazing people from all over the world!

I'm so thankful for being part of the Down syndrome community. For those of you who don't understand the previous sentence...you're missing out. Believe me, you are missing out!

Carly's cute little dresses are safely zipped up and put in the closet. Safe inside those three "girlie garment bags."

I took this picture of Carly at the circus last March.
Had I only known what events would take place just one month later,
I would have snapped a hundred pictures of her sweet face that day.
Had I only known...
Miss you sweet girl.
You are forever in our hearts.


Penny's Peeps said...

precious! so thankful for our thoughtful, loving online community! beautiful bags for your beautiful girl's clothes! hugs....and thanks for reminding us all to take hundreds of pictures...every day!

Becca said...

I love those garment bags! What a wonderful friend to have personalized and sent them to you. This community really rallies together so beautifully.

The photo of Carly is just. beautiful. Always.

Kristen said...

The garment bags are perfect! The embroidery gave me goosebumps, it's so sweet!

The Lehnick Family said...

So so sweet...what a wonderful community indeed.

Lacey said...

Those garment bags are so beautiful, perfect for her pretty dresses!!

Stephanie said...

i love this community. Just remind sme that we really are all connected. How very thoughtful. They are just beautiful and perfect for Carly's dresses. Just perfect.

Carol N. said...

One tiny little extra chromosome...

Yes, I totally understand that sentiment.

Blessings to your family!

Heather said...

This community never ceases to amaze me.Never.

Such a beautiful gesture.Sent with such love and kindness.In moments when we wonder what is wrong with a great deal of people who walk this earth,it is at times like this,that we must remember there are far more loving human beings in this world,than not.

Sending love and prayers as always.