The August 19th – Day of Hope Prayer Flag Project is a profoundly moving, poignant and peaceful way to break the silence surrounding the death of babies and children.
This is a worldwide event and you can join through social media like Facebook and Instagram. This day will be celebrated with the exposition of prayer flags. You can create prayer flags for your lost ones, for your hopes and your dreams. I know I will. I know for sure that if I would have lived anywhere in Australia, I would have booked myself a flight and visited Christian’s beach that beautiful evening. Even though I live half way around the world, I want to collaborate and celebrate this day, and I will create a set of flags with all the love I have in my heart.
But I want to do more. This is such a beautiful initiative, such a healing experience, that I want to take it a step further. I want to publicly invite you to join me.
You can do so in several ways:
Here’s all the practical info you’ll need:
Whatever form you decide to join us in, is an honor. Whatever way you want to celebrate this day is a blessing. You (and me included) still have a month time to create these prayer flags. I cannot wait to see what beautiful art will be created this year. And I cannot wait to hang mine (and hopefully yours too) up in the garden, take pictures, and share them with the whole world and with Carly of course. After all she’s the reason we get to do this, and I couldn’t be more grateful.
And why am I doing this? Because our babies were miracles, and it’s okay for us to celebrate them, to talk about them and to remember them every day of our lives. Also because it would be wonderful to meet fellow bereaved mom’s out there and create a space where we can openly speak about our loss, even if only for an afternoon.
A very special thanks goes out to Carly Marie for creating this magical, wonderful day that brings so much healing and hope to so many hearts in need. I know mine is. The beautiful picture used for this post was created by Carly. You can share one of the wonderful pictures she created for this event on her wonderful Facebook page!