March 27, 2009
As you may have noticed, I posted pictures of our babies to the right below "Our Story". Josh modified the pictures that he took of them the night they were born. These pictures are all we have of the babies besides a few that the nurses took for us. I am going to use these in the shadow boxes that I'm making for each of the babies as well. I already have a spot picked out in the new house to put them.
All the love and support from others continues to amaze us, so I wanted to share some of the nice things that people have done for us recently...
Our good friends, Mike, Allison, Matt, Kelly, Mark, and Lesli recently got me a pair of custom made earrings with the baby's birthstones on them. They laughed when they gave them to me, because they already had arranged to have these earrings made when Lesli saw my post about the other pair that was made for me. How ironic that they both had the same idea! I love them both, and as you can see they look very different. Thanks again guys!
Josh and I used to work together at the same company, Bond Medical. To our surprise, they put together some donations for us! Lee organized it all, and we thank him for his thoughtfulness. This time has been difficult for us, but knowing we have the support of people like you all certainly helps. We thank you again from the bottom our hearts!
The cards and flowers keep coming in on a daily basis too. The dinning room table has been taken over by all the cards. I enjoy reading all the kind words people write to us. I like to grab one and re-read it when I pass by the table.
The hospital made us 4 memory boxes that contain different mementos for the babies. This is Rylan's. It has his little tiny hat in it that he wore, his outfit, and a little heart shaped pillow that he laid with. TGH really went above and beyond for us. We never expected to be sent home with such a nice way to remember our babies by.
Another huge blessing was the funeral home (Whitfield Funeral Home) that I selected. I first called them when we lost Heidi, and they agreed to pick her up and do the cremation at no charge. Then, a few weeks later I called them about the others and they offered to do the same for us. They never charged us a thing, and that was a huge relief for us with all that was going on.
Our good friends, Dave and Jean also surprised us with a very thoughtful gesture. They organized a mass in memory of the babies at their church. It will be on April 7th at 6pm, so if anyone is interested in coming, please email us by clicking here, and we'll send you all the details.