In 2009, I shared the following request:
As part of the celebration of my son’s brief life on earth (and continued life in heaven), I need your help. After encountering “Phoenix” in so many places and being blessed with the occasional “Calvin,” we’ve come to realize how much comfort it brings us; it feels like it’s our son telling us, “Yes, Mommy and Daddy, I still live, and I am still with you.” And in light of the fact that we have so few pictures of our little boy, I would like to ask you to help build our collection by contributing to The Calvin Phoenix Photo Project and join our family photo album.
There are more ways of seeing a person than by looking directly at him. Though my son was not meant to be in this world longer than the 4 1/2 months I carried him in my womb, each time I hear or see “Calvin” and “Phoenix,” I know he’s reminding me that he’s still with me. Would you help him pass his message to me and his daddy?
Here are the beautiful images we’ve received for Calvin
It’s such a comfort to know that people are thinking of Calvin. Thank you so much to those of you have sent us pictures. It let’s us know our Calvin is loved and remembered and that his presence touches your lives.
If you see our son’s name (or anything that moves you to know that it is him), are thinking of him, or are even moved to write his name and take him with you, Louie and I would feel so blessed if you would share it with us. Please let us know and send any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.