Saturday, September 22, 2012
When someone touches your soul.
Recently the daughter in law of one of our cackle Club ladies came to our sewing day to give us a talk with a friend of hers.
I have to say I was so deeply moved by their words that my days since have been spent day dreaming.
When Bob and I decided to start a family all those years ago baby 1 was born and then 2 years later baby2.I thought it was that easy for everyone.They have a small group of 35 yes 35 all having miscarried or had stillborns...Many of the young ladies had lost up to 7 babies.
We were reduced to tears at their heartbreak...the reason they came to us was for help to make tiny clothes to dress the little babies in for their burial and little rugs and snugs to place them in while they are nursed for goodbye then mum and dad get to keep that little item.
These items must fit from 25 week and sometimes a little less to full term babies.
The girls came to the right place,we are going to make these items of love for Mums of the future who go through this traumatic time.
I feel so blessed to have never knowingly lost a baby,and honoured that we can help these young Mums out.
We have made some pieces already,I have to say it is a very sad thing to do,an honour but hard.
We have taken it upon ourselves to be Grannies to these little Angels that God has taken swifly,early.
Do you think perhaps you could check with your local hospital to see if they are also desperate for tiny clothing and rugs to dress these precious little angels in..you might just find it is a way that you too can make a young Mum feel blessed..Just think about it.. that's all...
Please if you like to knit or crochet,there are many premi patterns online and some wonderful sites for free patterns,even if you just did a couple of items and take them to your local hospital i know they will be so grateful,I do warn you the tears flow as you make them,but someone has to do it...maybe this month it could be you...bless you lee and Amanda for your stories and your bravery for talking to us,we ached for you.
(P.S both the girls have gone on the have healthy children one has 4 and one has 3).