"I call them my little butterflies. They flew in just long enough to steal a part of my heart, and then flew away to Heaven."

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

No Other Word But AMAZING!

Approximately one month ago, I sent out an e-mail to the current core group of crafters supporting Grandma's Promise.  In that message, I explained that we had a specific need for larger, newborn sized hats for one of our newest donation recipients.  I asked that everyone put aside the projects they were working on for our preemie Angel Ensembles and concentrate on this special need.

I should also say that immediately prior to this request, all of these crafters had sent in other completed items (quilts, Angel Ensembles, etc.)...... and I still have not posted all the photos from those items....another item on my "to-do" list. :)

The handcrafted items have been arriving in my mailbox for the last week or so....with the last expected box arriving last night.

This is what my kitchen table looks like this morning.....

Here is the breakdown....

Rena in Pennsylvania mailed a package with one complete Angel Ensemble and 6 hats...

I MUST take a second to explain this next donation....

Candy in New York has been one of our dedicated crafters from the very start of Grandma's Promise.  She had a bad bicycle accident not too long ago and injured her wrist, elbow and shoulder...to the point that she sent word that she wasn't sure how long it would take before she could crochet and/or sew again.  I included her in the e-mail that was sent out, KNOWING that she would not be able to make anything at this time.  (Prior to her accident, she had contributed TONS of completed Angel Ensembles...that I still haven't posted photos of...one more "to-do" project!)

Imagine my shock when I opened this donation of 33 crocheted hats from our very own injured Candy!

Then I received a package with these 15 crocheted hats from Marianne in New York.....

Another contribution of 10 crocheted hats from Terri in New York....

The box delivered last night was from our dedicated Texas Crafters.....

They sent a total of 94 hats, 5 crocheted gowns, 3 quilts and 10 afghans......this blows my mind!

Now I just need to add all of these items to everything else here....I think I'm going to have a busy few days separating and preparing the donations to go out to the appropriate NICU's.


Theresa (aka Grandma)


  1. Theresa, That is truly amazing!!! You crocheters out there did a great job and a wonderful thing to come through at a moments notice like you did. Each child's mother and family will be touched greatly. How very precious of each of you. And, Theresa, you have multiplied your ministering by doing this mission on the web. Love you and all you stand for continuously. I hope your twins are doing well. Twins have always been special to you. Your grandbabies are in heaven and you will one day go to them. I wonder if as they age, God will let them see what you and God have done in their memory. They will know for sure one day. I am so sorry you didn't get to keep them here longer and get to know them. So sorry. Thanks for all you are doing for the children and their families, even the larger babies for a time. God bless you, Theresa. Love, Darlene

    1. Thank you Darlene for your kind words. Dealing with the loss is still very difficult...some days worse than others. Helping other families experiencing a similar loss through this ministry is the main way I cope with my own loss. This is my way to show my love for my grandbabies, Morgan and Meghan. I miss them more than words can express.

  2. How great is that! Wow! What a wonderful way to honor and remember your beautiful granddaughters...God Bless you! I know from experience how those crocheted hats and blankets can bring comfort and healing during a time when it is much needed...

    1. Thanks so much! How are YOU doing? I think of you often and your own loss of your precious son. I know we will always grieve the loss of our precious angels...we just have to learn to take things one day at a time. :) Just know I'm here if you ever need someone.