For Love of Mara

When Mara's mommy contacted me to see if we had any participating hospitals in her area, it was such a blessing for the angel families in her community.  As it turns out, we had a high-risk and high-bereavement-need hospital on our waiting list that was just 10 minutes down the road from their family.

Her water broke just shy of 21 weeks and Mara Grace was born silently to this world in on May 30th of this year, 2012.  No medical reasons were found, no answers given.  Her grieving family just passed the tender day of what would have been her due date on October 5th.  To honor her sweet memory, Mara's family donated 100 diapers to the angel families of Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

"I think I would most like to say thank you to Teeny Tears for giving me something to do in my daughter's memory.  The hours I have spent cutting, sewing and preparing these diapers has been one of the most therapeutic things for me in my grieving process.  I really believe sewing these diapers helped me grieve and comforted me at the same time. While I hate to think of anyone else going through what we did, I hope that having a homemade diaper for their precious bundle helps in some small way.

My hobby is sewing for my children (I have three living children) and this project has allowed me to continue making things in Mara's memory so I do not feel she is being left out.  It has been a saving grace." ~Katrina, Mara's Mommy