random acts of kindness

I'm constantly trying to think of new ways to incorporate Owen into our daily lives. Even though he's not here, he is a huge part of our family. I love when he comes up in conversation. Last week at church, a lady noticed my necklace and asked if it had my children's names on it. I smiled and told her about being Owen's mom. I think about him all the time. I miss him more than words can describe, but I also feel such gratitude for being able to be his mother. The twenty-third day of the month is always a hard one for me, but I'd love to turn those days into days of happiness. We decided to honor Owen's life through random acts of kindness, and we'd love it if you would join us in this! Our plan is to do one random act of kindness on the twenty-third of each month, but you could do it any day you like! Pinterest is full of ideas. It could be paying for someone's meal or coffee behind you in the drive through, making a donation to a charity, doing someone's yard work, leaving quarters taped to a vending machine, dropping off brownies to your neighbors, leaving your mailman a treat, etc. We plan on leaving little notes [link here] so that Owen's story can continue to spread. If you join us with this, take a picture of your random act of kindness and post to #owenthomasparker. We're excited about honoring his life in this new way! 


  1. I love it! And now I can look forward to the 23rd of each month!

  2. Wow, what power and inspiration God has given you. I love it and no doubt this idea will ignite. I am thankful for this and you and Brian.

  3. I love this idea!! What a wonderful way to remember Owen and to share God's love with others!

  4. I love this idea! You have such a beautiful heart Allison! I am excited to participate!

  5. Love this, what a way to honor sweet Owen!

  6. Just printed out my sheet and asking God to lead me to just the right person today. I am looking forward to the day when I get to meet your angel Owen face to face.

  7. Loving your pictures and the simple and beautiful way you have put your story across - you're an inspiration and I am following your journey - very brave and courageous!


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    The charities/ volunteers listed below collect used postage stamps for charities. Please send your used stamps to any of them,
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    List last updated: September 17th 2015

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