"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."

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Helping in an Unexpected Way

I just wanted to take a moment to share with everyone a unique and unexpected opportunity for Grandma's Promise to help a grieving family last week.

A funeral home employee contacted someone associated with Grandma's Promise with a special need.  This employee was aware of what Grandma's Promise has been supplying to hospitals in several states, specifically our Angel Ensembles.

Sadly, a precious set of premature twin girls had been born and only survived one day.  This particular funeral home was in charge of their funeral.  The family was having a difficult time finding something small enough to dress these two precious angels.

The funeral home employee asked this special lady who has crafted for Grandma's Promise from the very beginning if we could help.

She doesn't want any recognition, but I just had to share that she made two matching gowns that evening and delivered them to the funeral home the next morning.

Our hearts grieve along with this family, complete strangers to us, yet we are bonded through our shared experience of loss.  The tragic loss of premature twins.

Please keep this family in your prayers as the coming days are certain to be difficult.

Also, my sincere, heartfelt appreciation is extended to this special lady (she knows who she is) who took the time to quietly minister to a grieving family, complete strangers to her,  using her talent of sewing.

Grandma's Promise continues to touch lives in ways we never dreamed possible when forming this ministry just one short year ago.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

First Birthday

One year ago today, at 7:13pm I witnessed the miraculous birth of my grandson, Morgan Reed and only one short minute later, at 7:14pm I witnessed the next miraculous birth of my granddaughter, Meghan Christine.  One year ago my heart was filled with love and a life time of dreams to come, and at the same time I was filled with fear.  They were forced to meet us too early.  The doctors gave us hope of their survival, and we prayed.  They both tried so hard, and they fought a good fight for two days, but they just couldn't hang on.

Not a day goes by that Morgan and Meghan don't cross my mind at least once.  Some days I cry a little, some days I cry a lot, some days I attempt to smile and I'm able to stop the tear drop from rolling down my cheek as it just pools in my eye until it evaporates.  It's been a hard year....will it get any easier?  I honestly don't know, I'm new on this journey and I'm having to take one day at a time.

Some days I wonder at how two little lives, only on this earth for two days could leave such an impact on so many people.  Love is limitless!

Morgan and Meghan, I love you and wish with all my heart that you were still with us!  I wish we could have celebrated your first birthday together.  I wish so many things that can't come true.


I hope you both know how much your Grandma loves you!

Grandma's Promise was created in Morgan's and Meghan's honor and memory.  We currently support five hospitals with our donations of hand-crafted Angel Ensembles.  We have accomplished more in this past year than I imagined in the beginning, and we still have lots of work to do.  To all the wonderful people who have supported Grandma's Promise with your time, talent, funds and prayers, THANK YOU!