Invitation to join our community writing project.
If you are reading this blog, you areÂ invited to join the writing project. Â Even if we have never met in person, the fact that you care enough to read about our family makes you an important part of our community. xoxo. Â nora
Why a community writing project?
The loss of my dear Ayrie has been devastating. Â I am at the edge of a very dark and seeminglyÂ endlessÂ abyss filled with pain and despair that I fear I will descend into at any moment. Â What has kept me from falling over that edge in the past few weeks is the memory of Ayrie’s shiningÂ presence; my commitment to living the same beautiful life that he taught us to live while he was with us (for both mine and Shiya’s sake); and the support of the powerful community that has been created around us and with us over the past four years.
Ayrie did not run from what was hard. Â He didn’t cry when it was time to have surgery, but rather donned a crown and declared himself “King of the OR”. Â So rather than shy away from painful reminders of my loss, I hope our collective written reflections and will help us uncover the joy and wisdom that Ayrie brought into our lives. Â We may even find that there are lessons to be published and shared beyond our community.
So I have redesigned my participatory evaluation class to create this unique community writing project titled: A community based participatory evaluation of the impact of the loss of a child on a community. I invite you to take this reflective journey with me.
Nora, I would be happy to participate in your writing project and wish you the best in this endeavor. I hope that it will be something you’ll have to treasure always as a beautiful reminder of the way Ayrie affected this world during his short, but meaningful life. God bless, Caroline
Wow. This is amazing.
Nora, firstly, my deepest love to you and yours. King Ayrie is really only known to me through others, especially me dear friend Joanna.
Our kingdom of friends and community, similar to the community around the wood kilns we fire are full of light and dark moments. Know that love from extended communities of circumstance are feeling, caring & sharing in the Great Ayrie’s “smile, strenth, imagination and life”…
We will not run from the darkness of random events and people. Those of us standing in the pure, honest-true light as humans, will embody the imagination and love that our worlds children give us and protect them with all our hearts strength..
From a community beyond “OR” we send you are best light!