Friday, May 4, 2018

Mother's Day

A week ago, I received an order for a baby blanket bear.  I responded with the usual email, thanking them for their order and providing my mailing address so the blanket could be shipped.

The customer responded, and asked if I could possibly have the bear ready by Mothers Day.  It's for his wife - they lost their little boy at birth in February, and he wanted to give her a bear made from the blanket wrapped around little Archer during his brief time with them.

If Mother's Day had been the next day, I would have said yes.

One of the thing I love about custom work is hearing the stories of the people who wore the clothes, or about the loved baby (now toddler or grade-schooler) who used the blanket.  But a baby who only lived for a day?  I shed more than a few tears while making this little guy, and I hope that he brings some healing to the parents. 

I can't even imagine a situation like that, and I give major props to the dad for knowing that this would have meaning for his wife.

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow, yes, this got me right in the heart. So glad you could make that special bear.

Anonymous said...

I am in tears both at the loss of the babe and the sensitivity of the dad.

Good on you for providing the most meaningful bear.

Cindy said...

What a sweet and lovely gesture for Dad to do for his wife. I can only imagine the tear you shed while making that adorable bear. I'm weeping now just reading your story. So happy you could do this for a grieving couple. {hugs}

Kay said...

This is just a lovely gesture, on both your part and the husband's. I can't imagine the heartbreak of losing a child, newborn or older doesn't matter.

I suspect her husband's kindness and sensitivity in this gesture will imbue the bear with love and healing. What a tribute that he chose you to help implement their healing.

Silknmore said...

So thoughtful, Karen. She will always treasure that bear.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your wonderful stories.

Valerie said...

What a beautiful gift! I'm sure it will help the healing process.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Just teared up reading about this - what a wonderful thing to be able to do for this grieving Mother because Mother's Day is going to be hard for her this year!