A big thank you to all our supporters who donated shoes in memory of a baby. If you didn't get a chance to see the lovely video put together by baby Scarlett's uncle, check it out here.
As we were leaving the shelter, a message came in from a local hospital. One of our families had put together a memory box to be given to another family experiencing a stillbirth. The beautifully decorated box contained a couple of books on stillbirth, a disposable camera, a candle, a journal, some wildflower seeds, powdered clay for hand and foot molds, and a blanket and hat knitted by bereaved grandmother, as well as some other items. It also contained a personal letter from the bereaved parents. The hospital let us know that the box had been given to another family and that the family very much appreciated it and that it is helping them in their grief. The family in turn wants to put together a memory box for the next family. It's an incredible feeling to be part of a chain of compassion at the first link. It must also have been a powerful gesture for the care providers to experience. I look forward to hearing both sides of those stories one day.