2013 Prematurity Awareness Prevention Event
This event will take place on November 16, 2013 at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center pond behind the library. The address is 4800 West 10th, Little Rock 72204. The family fun activities and awareness ceremony will start at 4:30 pm.
The ceremony will include a lotus flower release into the library pond. The Legend of the Lotus flower is as old as civilization itself. Its symbolism of mystic and spiritual truth is universal and a shared concept in almost all cultures where the Lotus is embraced. The Lotus is particularly special because of its ability to lie dormant in times of drought and blossom when ideal conditions return to give it life. When we are born, we have all the components for growing, developing and becoming as beautiful as the Lotus, however life is never usually that simple or straightforward for it to allow us to simply blossom.
As with the Lotus, we can go through conditions that render us dormant. The Lotus is a symbol of a strong vital force that can withstand harsh adverse conditions, and as with us, we can find ourselves going through difficult periods in our lives, and our "seed" gets suppressed, but just at the lotus flower, we rise up and bloom in celebration and despite that adversity.
Please join us to celebrate, commemorate and honor the lives and births of those babies who have touched your life. Please use the website to purchase a Lotus flower for each baby's life you would like to honor. Each flower is $10 and can be reserved using the registration component to your right.