They say it takes a village to raise a child and its even more true when you are trying to honor the memory of a child lost. When Drew was younger he had some great mentors and adults in his life. It is just as true now that he is gone. There are so many people that have touched my life since Drew died. But there is another Angel Mom and crafting friend that has been helping with some of the technical things on Drew’s page. I want to give a big thank you to Tiffany Ivanovsky. She made Drew’s template for his Pay it Forward cards. Her daughter Emma passed away not long after Drew and she is working on getting Emma’s cause heard also. You should check out Emma’s page and see what a wonderful girl she was and what a great family they are. http://agiftfromemma.com/
I have noticed that some days it is easier for me to help others than think of how much I have lost in Drew’s death. I am also a giver, always have been. I like to do things for the people around me. I have to say that is a trait Drew got from me. He loved to do things for the people around him. That is why it is so important for me to get the word out on Drew’s pay it forward mission.
I still have a long way to go to get all of it off the ground. I need to get his logo finished so we can make t-shirts and decals. I also need to get his website finished. In my mind it’s not a matter of wanting these things to be done it is almost an obsession. I figure if I can’t do things for Drew anymore I will be doing things in his honor instead. It helps me get out of my head, helps me realize that the pain I am in is only because I loved him so fiercely. I am going to try to protect, nurture and grow his memory as much as I did when he was alive.