Friday, December 21, 2012
On this solstice evening, the 7th anniversary of Theo's Christmas Stocking, I want to share a beautiful gift that was given to us. At the end of each semester, Jamie shares Theo's Stocking and the story behind it with his students and invites them to participate by committing their own acts of kindness in honor of Theo and in honor of those they love who have died.
One student this year was inspired to share the story with others in a different way. Alexander Kreher is an amazingly talented artist, photographer and filmmaker and multi-media producer who is currently studying photography and film at VCU. He found a passion for documentary filmmaking during studies at the Salt Institute early this year. Alex asked us if he could come into our home to document the story of Theo’s Stocking in hopes of sharing the Kindness with others. The video below is what he made.
I am so moved and so thankful to him for this beautiful gift. The knowledge that our children live on, that others are thinking of them, remembering them, that their lives continue to matter to others, is a great comfort to bereaved parents. Our greatest fear, now that they are gone, is that others will forget them. Alex’s gift to us is a testament to the beauty of our son and a testament to the ways that his beauty continues to touch others. Thank you Alex.
I would also like to share a link to the MISS Foundation and our Kindness Project. Kindnesses in our children's memories can be done all year round. And now, MISS Kindness Cards can be downloaded for free for your use.
Remembering them all with Kindness.