Monday, April 6, 2009

Lucia's name in the sand

I opened my inbox today to these gorgeous photos of Lucia's name in the sand near Carley's home in Mullaloo Point (near Perth), Australia. On Christian's seashore. Carly's beautiful spirit and awesome project has touched me since I first came across her site, probably right after Lucy died when I was devouring sites. For some reason, it took me a while to ask her to write Lucy's name. I imagined her too busy with other names. But then, it struck me. I want Lucy to be remembered in this beautiful way. I want her to join with the other babies whose names have been written. I want to see her on Christian's seashore.

Carly's work is truly inspiring. She gives her time, love, patience and energy to writing our babies' names in the sand. She blogs. She has a website resource for the newly bereaved (we can only hope it becomes obsolete, though rationally, we know it won't.)She comments on blogs of women who have lost their babies. She is an inspiration in her compassion, dedication and love. Of course, you know, she is also a grieving mother. You can read Christian's birth story here, and the inspiration for her awesome projects. Thank you, Carly. Thank you.

To Write Their Names in the Sand


  1. I'm so glad that you askd her to do Lucia's name. Carly is a great woman isn't she?
    She was one of the first women I found on-line, and opened me up to so many more...
    Having our girl's names on that shore, is so beautiful, so sad though as well..
    Much love, Lindsay

  2. Lucia's name is gorgeous. The sunset is perfect.


  3. Carly is a gift.

    I have been meaning to tell you that I believe the name Lucia is one of the most beautiful names. Ever.

  4. That is so beautiful... Love. Love. Love.

  5. Oh wow! Lucy's name is gorgeous!

  6. Oh Angie,

    Thank you for your beautiful words - they mean so much to me :)

    Love to you


  7. That is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see Gideon's name written out as well - I was waiting, too.

    (MommaSomeday at MDC)


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