It is my desire that Michael’s name always be remembered. That he is not forgotten. That his memory will always live on.
Michael’s 10th birthday is coming up on July 1st. Double Digits. He would have been so excited about his day. We had just discussed possible party plans on that Wednesday. Before that terrible Thursday.
With that in mind, I have a big request. I would like to see Michael’s name spelled out in as many ways as possible. I would like to see his name in many settings. From many people. Handwrite his name, spell it out with objects, skywrite it. It doesn’t matter. Just write his name. Be creative. Be big. Be small. Take a picture. And remember him, say his name.
And then send me the picture. If you would like, include a story of where you were and why you wrote his name there. Or send the picture and a memory. Or just send the picture. I'm not picky. E-mail is fine. I will post the photos on my blog (iloveyoubest.blogspot.com) or perhaps a gallery. I haven't quite decided on the logistics as yet. I think it depends on how many photos I receive. But I will keep you informed. I would like to eventually put them into a photo book.
I do have one request, if I may be so bold. If you are going, know someone who is going, or know someone who works at Hollywood Studios – would you or ask them to get a picture with Michael’s name with some of the characters or attractions from Weekend? This upcoming weekend is the last for the Star Wars Weekends. We were to have visited there two weekends ago. We went last year and loved it.
I got the idea from another blog, MckMama (http://www.mycharmingkids.net/2008/08/eventually-these-photographs-will-be-in.html). I didn’t want to take her idea without giving credit. This link will take you directly to her son’s name gallery.
Will you help? Send this request to friends far and wide. Post on your blogs. Perhaps your facebook page. Or your work break room. Wouldn’t it be fun to have names from across the globe? I would be so touched. So honored.
I would love to have lots of photos prior to his birthday (), but would certainly keep collecting well after that. Again, not picky. Just want my boy to be remembered by many.
Send your photos to jenndooley at yahoo.com. Or mail them to us if that is easier.
Can’t wait to see them! Thanks for entertaining this slightly off the wall request!