Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Beautiful Email

I received a beautiful email in June from a photographer.  It really meant a lot to me that she would take the time to write to me.  I do believe that the work I (and many volunteers all over the world) do makes a difference to those who experience the difficult tragedy of losing a baby.  I wanted to share this email with anyone who reads my blog.


Hi there!
Last Thursday at 2:00 in the morning, I headed into Mountain View Hospital to photograph a stillborn for a grieving family.  He was 38 weeks.  I've been doing this for a year and have photographed numerous lost babies.  The reason that I'm writing is because your little package touched me so much.  So much thought and care was put into that little box.  But the best part?  The sweet little stuffed bunny that was included.  Normally, when I go in to photograph an infant demise, The baby gets dressed up in a little outfit (that was donated to the hospital by incredible people like you) and I pose the baby and take as many pics that the baby's condition will allow.

The little stuffed bunny allowed me so many more options with photographs!  I was able to clasp the baby's teeny little hands around the bunny - which brought out even more innocence in his photos.  The parents had actually requested that the bunny be photographed with their little guy.  I can't remember all that was in the package - blanket, outfit, stuffed toy, and I think even some crocheted shoes, and of course the little note that led me to your blog - but I wanted to encourage you and tell you thank you for all you do.  I read through your blog and see why God has put it on your heart to do this.  You have been able to come through your own painful losses and use those experiences to help others that are dealing with this devastating blow.

Your work and care are touching so many lives, you are very appreciated by me, the hospital staff and the families that otherwise wouldn't know where else to turn.

Again, I am so thankful that she send me this email.  It truly touches my heart.  And I am so thankful that sweet bunny (that was donated over a year ago) was able to bring some comfort to this couple.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow!! What a beautiful letter! That is sooo awesome! I am so glad you decided to do that project! Love you tons!