Saturday, February 27, 2010

Jane's Train

Meet Rosie!

Sarah's classmate Gavin and his parents donated Rosie to the library train table in Jane's memory. How awesome is that?

Sarah approves. She even let other kids play with it. This, my friends, is the height of altruistic behavior from an almost-four-year-old.

More awesomeness:

"Jane was here" on Horton's speck! This was made by Amy Ambroult, a friend of one of the teachers at my sister's school. She learned Jane's story and made pins for me and Jenny. People rule. (UPDATE: Melissa, my sister's friend, actually commissioned the pins. Sorry for the confusion. Melissa, you rule!)

Not a day has gone by since Jane died without a card or note or token arriving at our house. One day we got NINETY. One of these days I'll figure out a way to show them to you. It's wonderful. Cards and notes have come from 46 states and a dozen countries. I know the day will come when the influx will end, but until then the mailman's arrival is one of my favorite parts of the day, thanks to you all. People totally rule.


mommatosena said...

Love all the coolness! Rosie is so great and to have your own specks! That is the best rememberance! Glad that you are still feeling the ripple of love your precious daughter created!

Cindy said...

Ripples of love, indeed.... very nice, what a joy to read this evening.

Jane was here!

AG Ambroult said...

How cool! A Jane Train!
...and I cannot take credit for those pins. I just designed and fabricated them. It was Jenny's friend, Melanie, who very thoughtfully commissioned the pins as gifts for the two of you. I am so glad to know you like them.

Anonymous said...

As long as you keep writing I am going to keep reading. Your husband may be the writer but you have a way with words yourself. This blog is a journey that you continue to take us on. It may have transitioned to life without Jane but nevertheless it is poignant and heartfelt and opens the eyes that not everything bad that happens is like a lifetime drama. You make it real, you keep yourself real, and for that I thank you. Thank you for being the inspiration you are, Thank you for the writing you do and in this way keeping Jane alive, And finally just Thank you.


Dana said...

Is there a way to get the pins made so we can buy them?..maybe the money can go towards a charity in memory of Jane?..Just a thought as I know I would love one!..:D

Thanks for keeping the blog going..Jane was here and is always here..<3