Our daughter changed us at our core, for the better. We want others to know that even when life gets tough, it is possible to make a choice to go on and do good things for other people. Honestly, helping others has been my solace in the hard times.
Once Braelyn passed away we were given a frilly girly dress to put on her. It was a very kind gesture from the hospital, but it just wasn’t our style. It broke our hearts to have to put clothes on her that we never would have chosen ourselves but at the same time, we were grateful to have something to cover her in. When I saw the blog about the Teeny Tears diapers I desperately wished that I would have been given something like this to put on my daughter after she died. It’s too late to go back in time to dress Braelyn in one of these, but I knew that I could make a difference in other people’s lives who were in the same shoes.
Braelyn is never far from our hearts and minds. She made the world a better place in her short life. Today we have our rainbow baby, Braelyn’s little brother, Cole. He has brought a lot of hope and joy back into our lives. We hope over the years he learns how special his sister is to us and we look forward to hearing his ideas of how to help others in her honor.
Thank you, Teeny Tears for allowing us to be a part of your wonderful cause. I hope that we have made a difference in someone’s life as they journey through the loss of a precious child.
You can check out more of our story at my blog: www.therollercoasterwecalllife.blogspot.com
Diapers were donated to the following hospitals: Children’s Hospital of Illinois- Peoria, IL. and Advocate-Bromenn Hospital- Bloomington, IL." ~Erin, mommy to Braelyn