Saturday, February 5, 2011


Another grieving mom suggested this to me a while ago and it just keeps slipping my mind. But today I got some pictures of Hudson I’d never seen before taken by people in my own family, including this one of us last Christmas reading a book together, which may be the only such picture that exists.

I realized that if folks in my own family hadn’t yet sent me all the pictures they have of Hudson, then it’s quite possible that there are other people out there who have pictures of Hudson I’ve never seen (and thank you so very much to those of you who have already sent many such pictures to me). Maybe we don’t know each other well but were at the same party together (one person who is a friend of a friend sent me just such a picture) or maybe you are a close friend and have just not gone through your old pictures. Or maybe you have hesitated to send pictures like this to us for fear they would be upsetting. 

In any event, if you ever had the pleasure of meeting our sweet girl and think you might have pictures of her that we’ve never seen, I can’t even tell you how grateful I would be to get those. If you have any, you can send them to me at the email address listed on the right side of the blog.

Thanks so much, everyone.


  1. Wonderful! It is such a gift to get pictures of your child that you haven't seen before, even if it's just another angle or a few seconds after a picture you already have. Glad this picture made its way to you and hope there are more.

  2. Aww Mandy- this is such a good idea! Last week my dear friend sent me a pic of my oldest child sitting with her kids on the kitchen floor- they were all about 1.5 years old.. the picture was adorable- and completely unexpected.
    I hope you are able to have more precious memories sent your way.. this one brought tears to my eyes.. it is such an intimate mother/daughter picture.

  3. Mandy,
    About 5 years ago I sat sorting photos. I found a whole slew of photos of kids from one family with whom I had lost contact. The pictures were almost 30 years old, and I had double prints. I packaged them up and sent them to the mom, who is now a grandmother. Her children are all still living, and the letter she wrote about what it meant to her to receive this box of goodies made my day!
    I can only imagine how precious the pictures would be when your child is no longer physically alive. I say "physically" because Hudson will live forever with your memories and words.