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To Write Their Names in the Sand

Today is remembrance day…I will take my children to the ceremony in town, we’ll give our thanks to those who were so brave, by bowing our heads in a moment of silence. Many will be remembering a life..a loved one lost. Today I am sending love to the mothers who have lost a child. For her every day is remembrance day…


“To Write Their Names In The Sand” began in the early hours of August 19th 2008. In her sleep on that cold winter’s morning, Carly dreamed of her son Christian for the first time since he was born sound asleep on January 26th 2007.

Carly dreamed that she was walking along the beach when up ahead of her she saw three children playing together. They were laughing and really enjoying their time under the sun. When she got closer to them they ran away up into the sand dunes. When Carly reached the point where the children were playing she saw that they had written their names in the sand.

The children’s names were Noah, Bella and Christian. Carly had dreamed of her son. Even though she did not realize it was him until he was gone she felt overwhelmed with love. Christian was there, he was healthy, whole and happy playing on Heaven’s beach with his two little friends that left this Earth only a short time before he did.

Carly woke from her sleep at 3am. Her mind was ticking over. She knew this dream would change her life forever. She knew it meant something amazing. That evening at sunset Carly went to the beach, she kept her dream to herself and told no one. She wrote the three names that had appeared in her dream. After she had taken the photo’s she stood in the water and prayed. Carly asked God for strength and love as she was going to embark on a mission to create a children’s memorial website where people from all over the world could request their child’s name to be lovingly written in the sand, photographed and be made into a memorial. A world of lost children memorial.

Carly kept the memorial page a secret from Sam. She showed it for the first time to him on Father’s Day. Sam and Carly had no idea that this dream would become something so amazing. They receive on average 100 name requests a day.

Their dream is to bring warm light back into bereaved families lives. They wish for everyone Hope and Peace.