On Sunday 13th November, it is our butterfly baby Guy’s first birthday!
The concept of time feels so strange at the moment. In one way, this year has flown by and I can’t believe it has been a year since we met our sleeping baby. The pain is still raw, the visions and memories still clear. But it also feels like a lifetime ago.
Guy’s absence from our lives is felt everyday. There will always be the missed milestones and constant wonderings of what he would look like and the person he would grow up to become. He will always be a missing piece to our family jigsaw.
As present as he will always be to us, we are aware that the world continues to move forward. His absence brings fear that he will be forgotten by others, as he will never be here growing up and developing for people to ask about.
As parents, we feel a huge responsibility to make sure his memory lives on. During his first year we have done this by fundraising for charities that have brought us much needed support and comfort.
For his birthday we would like to do something special where everyone can celebrate and remember him. We would like to start a little project and invite you all to participate.
It’s called, #ButterflyForGuy
If any of you have followed my Instagram, you will know that butterflies are hugely symbolic to us.
Therefore, our aim is to fill social media with as many butterflies as possible, by asking everyone to put their origami skills to the test!
Throughout Sunday 13th November, we would love to see people posting their origami butterfly photos on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook using the hashtag #ButterflyForGuy.
How to make an origami butterfly
All you need is a square piece of paper (any paper will do – plain/newspaper/magazine etc) and to watch and follow my little ‘How To’ demo.
(Disclaimer: I have never made origami shapes before, but it isn’t as difficult as it seems. It only took me 2-3 attempts to nail this).
Please share and lets get as many people as possible involved!
Looking forward to seeing everyones butterflies. Have fun!
If anyone would like to leave a small birthday gift, Guy has an ‘In memory’ fundraising page for Tommy’s the baby charity. Any donation is greatly appreciated and supports vital research into miscarriage and stillbirth.