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Calvin’s Friends

Not too long after the day I spent at the beach with Calvin, I came across Melissa’s blog, 2FeetOnEarth1intheStars, and her request for the Calypso Name Project in celebration of her daughter’s 2nd Birthday in Heaven. Knowing how powerful it was to see my son’s name written in such a way, I decided that I would do this for her.

On Mother’s Day of this year – my first Mother’s Day as a mommy (which I wrote about here) – I found comfort and healing in remembering the children of other mothers who, like me, had to say goodbye to their precious little ones much, much sooner than we ever would have wanted.

I’ve been meaning to share these photos and the names of just some of Calvin’s friends. Tonight feels right for it.

I met these babies through their sweet mothers, some of which have blogs of their own, and which are linked below. If you feel so moved, please visit their sites.

Asher Joseph and Isaac Matthew

Waiting for Happy


Shannon Elizabeth

Remembering Shannon Elizabeth

Brenham Jay

When Hello Means Goodbye


Living Without Brenna


2 Feet on Earth 1 in the Stars

Celina Denise


Dylan Robert and Kylan Aaron



Isaac Timothy

He Will Carry Me


Olive Lucy


Nevaeh Rebecka-Lynn



Samuel, Josiah, and Anna

Dancing Barefoot… on Weathered Ground


To the mothers who see their babies’ names here, if you would like the high resolution photo, please let me know at crystal[at]louielovescrystal[dot]com so I can send it to you.

Crystal is a mother-wife-writer whose explorations include parenting, grief, food, and semi-crunchy living. She is currently an MFA in writing student, a content editor for Still Standing Magazine, and the technical editor for Switchback.

0 thoughts on “Calvin’s Friends

  1. Thank you so much for this picture, it’s so good to see somebody remembering and thinking of my baby boy, and so good to see his name. It means so much to me.

  2. thank you so much! Those are absolutely gorgeous. What a thoughtful gift! I would love the photo to print for our wall! Thank you so much! This warmed my heart today and I am so thankful. Thank you for thinking of my boys!

    Much love!

  3. What a beautiful and thoughtful gesture of love. Thank you so much! This is the only ‘names in the sand’ I’ve ever had – and with ALL my sweet children’s names who have gone on to Jesus. I’m just…touched.

    May God richly bless you for your kindness.
    PS Thank you for emailing me the larger file too.

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." (Ephesians 4:29)

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