My first stop was Pinterest. I wasn't even sure what words to type into the search bar. I tried any and all combinations of infant loss, funeral, memorial, planning an infant memorial, etc. etc. but really could find no helpful information, let alone any ideas for adding cuteness to an otherwise grim event.
In light of that experience it has come to my attention that Pinterest, and just the internet in general, is in need of some information on how to plan an infant funeral and memorial. And so I have decided to share as many details as I can remember on how we planned a funeral and memorial service for my sweet Evie - the process, the places, the special touches, everything. My hope is to be a helpful and practical resource to any mama out there having to plan a funeral and/or memorial for her child. For such a painful task, eliminating the guesswork factor has potential to be quite a blessing.
I plan to make this a four part mini-series this week: The Funeral, The Memorial Service, The Memorial Service: Special Touches, and Remembering Your Baby at Home. The last day I hope to do an open link-up for mommies who have lost babies to share the special mementos they keep around their home to remember their little ones by. I hope and pray this series will be a blessing to many.