Two years ago today we said goodbye to our beautiful daughter. It feels like ages ago, but at the same time it feels like yesterday. I think both Joe and I could recall for you just about every second of Annaleigh's last day with us. In fact, I bet we could recall just about every second of her entire 8 week life, because those memories are all we have left of our precious Annaleigh, and we cherish them dearly.
Last week Joe and I were talking about today, the anniversary of Annaleigh's death. It is so important to us that this date mean something, not just to Joe and I but to Charlie and Lily as well. We want them to know their sister as they grow. To know that they are two of three. To never forget her. We want her memory to live on.
And then we had an idea. An idea we are very excited about and can't wait to move forward with. So, allow me to announce our new organization, called Love, Annaleigh. Love, Annaleigh will be dedicated to supplying the NICU at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ with items they need to continue their exceptional care of premature and sick infants, such as blankets, clothing, hats, toys, etc.
We're still in the early stages of planning and are currently talking with the St. Peter's Foundation to get the ball rolling. The idea, however, is for the NICU to supply Joe and I with a list of items that they need. We will then seek donation of these items and on August 22 each year our family will deliver them to the NICU. We will be helping the St. Peter's NICU, which as you all know is dear to our hearts, especially since it was the only home Annaleigh knew, and we will be helping Charlie and Lily to remember their sister and honor her each year.
We are so excited about this endeavor! A friend is currently working on a logo for us, and we plan to set up a website and lots more. We'll keep you posted on our progress.
Annaleigh, you will never be forgotten, and we will continue to remind the world how special and amazing you were. You've already touched countless lives, and we know you're not done yet. We love you with all our hearts, today and always.