Nitty Gritty Dirty Grief

A Very Sweet Swing…..

It touches me to absolutely no end how many people are dedicated to the memory of our sweet girl.

She is constantly on my mind but I am her mom. She should be on my mind. What amazes me is that she is on the mind of so many others.

Do you remember Max? He was one of Samantha’s classmates and dedicated defender of her chair. Max’s mom, Rebecca and I have become good friends. On a July trip to Ikea, she offered to pick up a fabulous swing for Samantha for her birthday.

It is a wonderful swing……sadly, Lil’ Miss never got to use it.

So Rebecca thought it would be a good addition to Max and Samantha’s preschool.

Here is ‘Samantha’s Swing’ at the school…..

She made a button so the kids know who is swinging right there with them…

Carrie Martin preschool has dedicated the year to Samantha….

Rebecca makes these fabulous buttons and magnets and is quite talented; both her and daughter Caroline made this for Samantha’s birthday……

It’s a magnetic whiteboard that stands up on its own. She enclosed buttons with bright colors, animals and pictures of her friends. She thought it would be a good therapy/vision board for our girl.

Unfortunately we didn’t have a chance to meet up before Samantha’s birthday and she passed away just after. Rebecca thought I would like it anyway.

Like it? I love it. It would have been perfect, perfect for Samantha and it is good for my heart. I adore the buttons.

The other day she dropped off another very special button for us, it’s a magnet with Samantha’s signature picture….the one with her huge smile and crazy spiky hair…..just like the picture on the swing.

If love and thoughtfulness were something physical; a healing balm or potion, I feel like I could bathe in it.

Thank you for keeping her right there, right there in your hearts with us.

4 thoughts on “A Very Sweet Swing…..”

  1. People are so good. I once came to the blog for your funny and insightful words but now I come to remember Samantha and to witness how good and kind and loving this world full of people can be.Hugs.


  2. It just felt so right for the swing to go to their school. I feel connected to Samantha every day that I am there, seeing the teachers that adored her and the little people who loved her so.Even though it was Max who was her classmate and protector, I will always be so struck by Samantha's influence on Caroline. A bond was there and is still there that I think only angels or prehaps fairies can understand.


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