Friday, April 11, 2014

Tiny Blessings Update 4/2013

We had previously scheduled our drop off for next week, just in time for Easter. Due to some conflicts, we have rescheduled for the week after which meant a quick run up to the hospital (and a snuggle with a friends newborn baby) to take the specifically Easter themed hats for them to pass out. I was able to take 33 between mine and Jennifer's and Karlin was planning on taking more so that will be more than adequate for the next two weeks until we take a large batch of items. Our contact person said that every single one of the St. Patrick's Day hats were used and it was one of the busiest they had seen in a long time. How wonderful for all of those little leprechauns!!!

With a heavy heart, she let us know that the hospital has seen an increase in fetal demise over the past two weeks. It is unfortunate that this has been the case. We pray for the little ones, their families, and the medical staff that worked with them. We cannot imagine the heart break involved in such circumstances. 

We will surely post about our big drop off in the coming weeks, we are excited that we have been officially handing items to them for almost a full year. I love how this ministry has grown and changed in 12 short months and how we work to remain flexible as God's needs for these babies and their families presents themselves to us. We originally thought we would be doing mainly hats, then mainly bereavement items, and now we do way more hats than we thought possible. Plus, we like to spoil our nurses when we can! 

Please let me know if you would like to help us in any way. With our big post in a few weeks we will have some specific needs that we are looking for as well as a Memorial Day project. 

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