The WiSSP Logo Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program

The WiSSP logo was meaningfully created by Dr. Pauli. Below are his words regarding the inception of the image:

“When our son, Zachary, died in 1979, I felt compelled to craft something — palpable but symbolic of his existence. I made a hinged, wooden plaque in the shape of a butterfly and engraved symbols on it that, to me, seemed fundamental and meaningful: a rose; a daisy; a sunrise; a loose sheaf of wheat; and the words, ‘Was Wanted... Loved Still.’

Eventually we decided that WiSSP needed a logo. I kept drifting back to those symbols that meant something to me. Were they too idiosyncratic, too ethnocentric and culture-specific? Of course, we wanted some image which would be cross culturally acceptable but still meaningful in both secular and spiritual spheres. The sheaf of wheat has been used in many settings and many cultures dating back thousands of years to represent birth and rebirth, the cyclicity of life, abundance anticipated. So, we elected to use this seemingly universal emblem of hope and growth as WiSSP’s logo."

RMP

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."

Psalms 126:5-6

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