The loss of a loved one is a strange surreal reality. Life is completely normal except for one large, gaping hole. Each day the pain seems to become more real and defined as the actuality of what has happened sinks in.
Heidi's sister-in-law, Alice Hansen, gave birth last Wednesday to a beautiful baby girl. Unfortunately she contracted a horrible infection, strep A toxic shock. It hit her like a tidal wave and after a hard fight, she succumbed to the illness. Alice was released from this world on Wednesday night, although she may have left her body before then. Her husband, my sweet brother, was left behind to take care of their two little boys and newborn daughter.
How can YOU help? Heidi's family opened a donation account for Alice and her family. The money will go toward funeral costs, residual medical expenses, and the costs of raising children without a mother or a job. Her brother is going through a very difficult time and while nothing can replace the ache of losing his sweetheart, any sort of donation will help to ease the burden.
If you would like to donate money directly, please visit Heidi's blog, Honeybear Lane. You can donate easily by clicking the "Donate" button on the right sidebar. You can donate through Paypal, credit card, or e-check (a check directly from your bank account.) Any and all donations are appreciated.
I didn't have much to donate, but every little donation helps.
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You may use any of these beautiful printables that the talented Lara made for Alice.
These printables represent the music that Alice made in her life--being a PhD in music. In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, she was a very gifted pianist who traveled the world before getting married and having children. She shared that passion with her husband, also a pianist. Music brought them together.
Message from Heidi: From the bottom of our grief-stricken hearts: Thank you.