Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wearing pink

Um, guess what?

I'm still scrambling to catch up. I did write my hand-written letter last night. It's going to my friend who is about to have a baby. It's fill with all sorts of unsolicited advice.

Robert wanted to deliver it herself, but I worry she won't understand the freeway interchanges.

Last night, in perfect timing, I picked up my order of nifty gifties from my friend Mary, who is a Thirty-One consultant.

In my order was a sheet of address labels. They look so perfect on my letter, which by the way, is written on an owl card. Naturally.

Here are the cards... They're designed by Jilly Phillips for British stationary company Paperchase.

Cute, eh?

And look how the address labels just add that finishing touch. Like I said, perfect timing!

You know what else is perfect timing?

I still need to do a Random Act of Kindness. And today happens to be Wear Pink for Cora day. 

Cora was a sweet little baby who died when she was only five days old of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect. One moment, she was nursing happily in her mother's arms. The next, she was gone. Just like that.

Can you imagine?

Five days old. Here you are with your baby, who seems fine. You're holding her. She's a little lethargic, but she's a newborn. You're not expecting cartwheels. The next thing you know, you look down. She's got blood trickling out of her mouth. Can you imagine the shock and horror you'd feel?

I've been following her mother Kristine's story through Twitter, Facebook and her blog, Cora's story, since shortly after this tragic death happened in early December.

Today would have been Cora's four-month birthday. So Kristine, who is doing a knockout job of keeping her daughter's legacy alive and advancing the cause of CHD awareness, is asking people to wear pink today, Cora's favorite color. And to do something kind in her memory.

I'm game.


  1. I need to get my pink out of the wash!!!! I totally blanked until this morning. Oy! Sweet Cora, I will put something pink on for you. My something nice is delivering the comfort bags today...

    Oh, and thanks for the shout out and link!!

  2. I love the pink shirt. You're adorable. xoxo

  3. Your welcome Mary! And thanks too Kristine... Hope you felt some peace today knowing how many people are remember your beautiful little girl.


Related Posts with Thumbnails