A week after Rory died, we stumbled through Thanksgiving.
Two weeks after that, we limped through a move across town.
Two weeks after that, we crawled through Christmas.
By the time New Years hit, we were face first on the floor.
I lifted my head long enough to see the longest, coldest month ahead of us, with Rory’s birthday at the end.
The first birthday without her.
How were we going to get through this month?
This was going to be unbearably painful.
Lance and I talked about a lot of ideas. What we decided on was to do a service project that would end on her birthday.
I made calls and sent emails and we decided to do a service project with Primary Children’s Hospital.
We collected toys.
We made wands.
We collected crafts and bubbles.
We knew that Rory loved other kids and would want to make them smile.
We wanted to honor that sweet love.
That is the reason behind the Rory Ann Moore Foundation we created.
We wanted to remember her.
We want to spread her love.
We want to bring the joy to others that Rory readily provided in our lives.
If you want to learn more about the Rory Ann Moore Foundation, the link is here: https://writingthroughgrief.com/rory-ann-moore-foundation/
In the few days we have been accepting donations, we’ve been overwhelmed with your love and support.
We miss Rory with every fiber of our beings. Thank you for helping us remember her and honor the funny, kind, silly, loving girl she was.