Thursday, 22 March 2012

Rain will make the flowers grow

In February I mentioned that a lovely lady, Beth , that I met on twitter had agreed to design a logo for Erin's Gift. Well the logo is now completed and I love it. It perfectly encompasses what I wanted it to and what Erin's Gift means to me.

I had asked Beth to design the logo around the concept of 'rain will make the flowers grow'. For me this is what Erin's Gift is all about. I am devastated about the loss of my beautiful daughter - about the fact that she will never grow up, will never smile or laugh, will never walk or talk and will never become the amazing woman that I feel sure she would have been. I am devastated that I never got the chance to be the mummy to her that I so wanted to be and that she never got the chance to fully experience how wonderful a daddy my husband is. There are so many things about which I am incredibly sad and so many things about which I cry.

I feel as though through Erin's Gift we are trying to turn these tears into something good. In truth, we will never raise enough money or awareness to make what has happened good - but this fact will keep  me going, because our work with Erin's Gift will never be done. We will never reach an amount that is good enough, simply because such an amount does not exist. Erin's life and everything that Erin gave us is worth too much.....but that will not stop us from trying.

Therefore, put simply, Erin's Gift is a way for us to use our tears to make something beautiful - in this way the rain will make the flowers grow.

Thank you so much Beth for designing our logo. I really love it and appreciate the hard work that you put into creating it. Please find her on twitter @littledoers - as you can see she is a lovely and talented lady.

“Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit  cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” 
- Brian Jacques


  1. I'm really sorry but I don't appear to be able to find what your name is...

    I am very new to the world of blogging and have happened upon your blog by complete accident, having recently followed one of the millions of 'mommy bloggers' on twitter I seen retweet regarding Erin's Gift and your recent blog.

    I am a new mummy from Lancashire also and I have a 6 month old baby girl. I was so emotional throughout my pregnancy, labour, birth, post labour etc etc but I have NEVER cried as much in my life and with such strong emotion as I have just now reading your blog posts.

    I just want to say how truly beautiful your lovely little angel Erin is and how strong and courageous you are as a mother.

    You genuinely are an amazing human being to be able to deal with what you have gone through with such grace.

    Erin's Gift is such an amazing idea and commitment and I will definitely donate to this appeal and spread the word where I can and will continue to do so.

    I think you can rest assured that whilst you spent your day on Sunday thinking about your amazing mum and daughter, they both will have most certainly been looking down on you from heaven; baby Erin thanking God to have had such an amazing mummy look after her, nurture her and put as much love as you did into each and every nappy change, cuddle and kiss as you did, knowing that she could not have been blessed with a better mother than you. Your own mother; the most proud woman in heaven to be able to say, 'hey, that's my daughter, I raised her'.

    I'm sure you get a lot of compliments and I would never normally do this type of thing, but as one mother to another, I really felt an overwhelming urge to just tell you how much of an amazing woman you are and how much I admire you.

    Good luck with your future ventures with Erin's Gift.


  2. Thank you so much for your really lovely comments - Erin's Mummy

  3. Hi. I'm also in Lancashire and a mummy to a little boy with congenital heart defects. From one heart mummy to another I would like to say thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter with us. To say sorry for your loss seems to belittle what you have been through. You're in my prayers.

    Jennie, Blackpool.