The woman that raises these butterflies and releases them, in memory of angel children, lost triplets in 2007, when she was hospitalized with congestive heart failure. During that time she had an emergency c-section. Two babies lived 6 days, the other fought for 89 days. (read her story here.) These butterflies she raises are released in a memory garden for her triplets. I thought this was such a beautiful idea. There are so many people out there that have turned personal tragedies into beautiful gifts for others.
"[God] has made everything beautiful in its time. ..." - Ecclesiastes 3:11a
We received some rainbow ornaments for Lilly's September memory tree recently. This one is from angel girl Julia's family, and I took a picture of the ornament with the birth announcement of their beautiful rainbow baby boy:
These are from the G. girls, big sisters to Emily with Trisomy 18. These girls are so creative - I never thought of making rainbow butterflies:
T. made our Rainbow Baby a blanket and a little satin trimmed clutch blanket. She hand stitched both! What patience and talent:
Yesterday, T. made LillyBear an outfit to wear - a ruffled skirt and shrug:
The way T. can crank out projects, I have a feeling LillyBear may have more clothes soon! Thanks T.!
We're two days away from Rainbow Baby's due date. Not sure what to expect. H. was born two days early, T. was two days late, and Lilly was 2.5 WEEKS late. As of right now, I'm not feeling any different. But we're all getting more and more curious to meet the little guy!