When I heard that news, I felt we needed to go over and tell them how sorry we were. I had been working on diapers, so I took 2 tiny pink diapers and Jana made me cards. I wanted to leave one with Gramma and one with mom and dad. We stopped at the Gramma's house; they were all there. I gave them the diapers. We said we were sorry, hugged, cried and left.
It was a very short visit. I saw the look on their faces: the grief, anguish, sorrow, tears, what if, and why. I have been thinking of them ever since. I wake up and night and think of them and pray for them. Does this affect any of you this way? I have been staying up till 11 at night sewing diapers. I am always in bed by 9:30!! These folks are just beginning their journey of grief. Thanksgiving, Christmas.
I am thankful for Teeny Tears. Do I grieve? Yes. Am I sad Carter is not here with us? Yes. Is there an empty place in our family circle? Yes. Am I SAD the country needs so many thousands of tiny diapers a year? YES. But I have a way of turning that grief into something positive. I know seeing YOUR babies NAME on a card is acknowledging he WAS here and WAS so very important, and a PERSON!!
After we gave them the diapers, our friend said, 'Carter and Cohen and your whole family are making a difference in people's lives.'
Actually: Teeny Tears has made the difference in OUR lives!"