Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Written in the sand...

I'm sure you've seen where you can get your child's name written in the sand and have a picture taken of it. Well, I wanted to get one done for Carleigh and I was going to go to Carly but they aren't taking any new names right now. Then I thought how wonderful it would be to get her name written in the sands of Hawaii since she was still with me when we went there on vacation over Christmas! So I found Aloha Remembered. Emily, who runs Aloha Remembered, also has a blog called Stepping Stones for healing after loss.

I paid $15 to get Carleigh's name in the sand. The profits they make are donated to places like the March of Dimes and SHARE.

The beach that the picture is taken on is called Temple Beach on the island of Oahu. The beach is on the windward shore around the town of Laie (where Emily's sister lives), near the LDS temple and the Polynesian Cultural Center. (Of course you won't know what the heck I'm talking about unless you've been there.) There is a garden there and it is designated as a 'quiet place of reflection'.

Here is a picture of Temple Beach:

And here is a picture of Carleigh's name written in the sands of Hawaii:

I paid $3 extra so that I could get some sand and a shell from Temple Beach for Carleigh's scrapbook or memory box. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some of the sand her name was written in.

To go to her blog to see Carleigh's name in the sand click here. You can leave a comment!

20 comments:

Christina said...

Send me an e mail and I will write Carleigh's name in the sand in Ocean City, NJ this weekend. {maybe even spell her name out in sand} I will even send you some sand, etc. I will do Kyndra's name too. {how about them
together too}

Let me know...I will be heading down this weekend.

Christina said...

Something else that might put a little smile on that sweet face of yours today. I was sitting here responding to your "name in the sand" post and my daughter Emily spotted the picture of Carleigh on your blog page. She reached out and touched it and said something. {not sure what} Then she turned and kissed me.
Emily never usually bothers with ANYTHING I'm doing on the computer....so I just thought you would like to know that.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Beautiful...

Christie said...

That's absolutely beautiful. What a special tribute. (aggiechristie @ cafemom)

Andi Soergel said...

Love it!!

The McDaniel's said...

Awwe! I love that! Such a beautiful sentament!

Stephanie said...

WOW that looks wonderful.

2feetonearth1inthestars said...

BEautiful! Thank you for sharing. I'm going to have Calypso's name done in the sand. I'm doing a project and getting her name written in the sand all over the world for her first birthday. I've gotten 42 locations so far and over 200 photos

Kat (DrusMom) said...

I absolutely LOVE it!!!

croleyc69 said...

That is so AWESOME !!!!!! I Love It.

Mindy said...

That is just beautiful! Specially since it is at a place that you spent special time together. That is touching!!

I was also going to tell you that the other day I was looking at your blog and Shay (who is Kyndra's age) kept saying baby and pointing to the Carleigh's picture. I couldn't leave a comment because of the "help" I was getting while trying to type. I thought it was too cute :)

Mom Putnam said...

Honey---that brought tears to my eyes when I saw it,b/c you know how special Hawaii is to our family, like our own private vacation spot! And she was with us during that time so this is even more special. I love it!!!!! and love you.
Mom

Jodi Lansink said...

Love it! And I love the fact that it is in Hawaii, where she was with you on vacation! Perfect!

Nickel Pickle said...

OMG! I love it! How beautiful!!

Amber said...

This is a wonderful tribute to your sweet baby! I love this!

Brooks said...

LOVE IT! Never been there but of course I know all about LDS temples:) That one certainly is gorgeous.

Nicole said...

That is such a special thing!!! Especially since you were all there in Hawaii for Christmas! What an awesome gift. That would be worth far more than $15.... That will be amazing page for Carleigh's scrapbook/memory book.

Holly, you are full of strenth and encouragement. Thank you for sharing your family's journey with all of us in web land.

MommyIvy said...

That is beautiful Holly! I absolutely love it!

Katrina said...

How ironic that you would have something like that done. I was telling mom a couple of months ago that I wanted to get Audrey's name written in the sand and hang it on her wall, since her room is a beachy theme. What's funny is I was going to have one done for Kyndra too!! This was way before Carleigh was born. Just thought I would share that with you. I still may do that!

Alissa said...

Beautiful Holly! That is such a sight to see! I am so happy you got that done!

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