As of March 1, 2012 we have stopped this service. My sister is moving from Hawaii and no longer available to write names for us. Thank you to all of you who have let us do this for you. I wish you gentle and peaceful days. ALOHA!

In 2002 my son Gabriel was stillborn. At times it seems he was just a figment of my imagination. I am always looking to find ways to remember him and it is a comfort to see his name in print as another verification that he DID exist.

My sister wrote his name in the sand of a beach close to her home on the North Shore of Hawaii. It is a beach set aside as a ‘quiet place of reflection’. I love how the photo turned out- and it seems so suitable to me that it is not a permanent thing, but rather, just like Gabriel, it is here for just a minute and then gone. But for a brief moment, the world is a little different because of him.

Monday, May 4, 2009



  1. I was more than overjoyed at seeing my son's name witten on the beaches of Hawaii.He was truly a beach fanatic and this is so appropriate.He knew that I always wanted to visit Hawaii and told me someday soon he would take me there.Well I feel like I am there with him today.Thank you so much for this gift you have given me.I feel like he is saying Look Ma I made it!!! Forever grateful for this beautiful gesture Love to Jana and Gabriel's aunt what a wonderful idea.I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Gabriel.May he and my son Nicky be running along the sandiest whitest beaches in eternity Love Always

  2. Thank you for allowing us to take this photo for you. ((hugs))

  3. What a sweet story and sentiment- I love to hear about the names. Thank you so much for sharing your sons story with us-
    Gabriel's Aunt