Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Honoring a boy

December 22 started off seeming so far away and as the weather turned colder, it started looming closer and closer. What do you do to celebrate a child's birthday that is no longer here to open gifts or plan a party for?  I can't just make December 22 an ordinary day now because it's anything but that. I can't simplify a day that changed my heart and life forever.
It wasn't until a voicemail from someone who has been so close to my journey that an idea fought to the forefront of my mind. God had laid on his heart to purchase a gift in honor of Daniel to a child of my choice. I started thinking of Christmas and Daniel and his birthday and realizing there are so many kids and families so close who don't get to experience love and relationships like the one I had with Daniel. Who lack even some of the most bare of necessities. With some help from friends, I picked a great organization that focuses on family and I am so excited to celebrate Daniel's birthday by collecting donations and giving it to The Children's Home Society.
Donations to the Children’s Home Society
Please help me honor Daniel Metz by donating items to the Children’s Home Society.
Children’s Home Society helps with pregnancy resource, adoption, children with disabilities, counseling services and assists in nurturing programs for families.
Children’s Home Wish List
Flavored Lip Gloss
Items for a Spa Day
Infant and Toddler Toys and Books
Musical Toys for All Ages
Handheld and Larger Size Mirrors
Baking Pans, Measuring Cups
Cupcake Pans, Utensils
Bowls with Lids
New Dishes
Can Opener
Dish Cloths and Towels
Gift wrap
Children’s DVDs
Newborn diapers
Newborn baby bottles-4 oz.
Infant formula coupons
Clothing- boy and girl
New or gently used receiving blankets
Hygiene items
Arts and Craft supplies
Sports balls
Disposable cameras
 Donations will be accepted until 12/20/2012
Thank you!
I will be leaving boxes at Mercy L&D, Dorsett Village Church in Maryland Heights, First Academy Preschool on Hwy K, Hart Autobody in Florissant or I would love to stop and pick up and donations. Just contact me on Facebook.


  1. Such a perfect way to honor Daniel!
    Wish I lived close by so I could bring over some items!

    1. I wish you lived closer so we could talk books :)