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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memory Boxes

My real life BLM friend, Debbie, and I found out several months ago that one of the hospitals local to our area does very little for loss families.  Essentially, all they do is provide a copy of the book "When Hello Means Goodbye" and they get a lock of hair and footprints from the baby "if they can."    We were shocked by how little they do to comfort these families, and we decided to do a little something, not for the hospital's sake, but for the sake of these families as they begin one of the most difficult journeys of their lives.  We put together 5 memory boxes and dropped them off a couple weeks ago.  The nurse manager of the OB department was floored "that anyone would be this generous."  While it felt good to fill a need of this kind, I was floored that, as a department, they don't see or feel a need to make sure that every (appropriate) family goes home with something similar...without depending on the generosity of others.

Here are a few pics of what we delivered. Debbie is responsible for making the outside of these boxes look so great!!  (The beautiful hats that Debbie also ordered are missing from the pictures...I will add those later.)



Becky said...

that was so sweet of you guys to do. I agree that hospitals need to provide more to fmailies than just a book after losing a child.

Melissa said...

Aww, wish I would have known. I would have sent some teddy bears to go in them for you guys. It was great of you both to do that for some mothers out there <3

Holly said...

Love the boxes! A great thing to do!!