Cherishing The Journey

The Northwest Diaper Dreamers adopted a request from Cherishing the Journey, a fantastic support organization that provides pregnancy and postnatal support for families whose babies have received a fatal diagnosis, or when their baby passes shortly before or after birth.

Founder Jennifer Harden started working on the ideas for "Cherishing the Journey" in 2009 after her son, Matthew Alexander Harden, was given a negative prenatal diagnosis at 16 weeks in-utero. Before and after the birth of Matthew, she realized there was a need in their local community to support parents who have experienced the loss of a baby, or who are currently pregnant and have received a negative diagnosis for their unborn child.  You can read more about The Miracle of Matthew on his blog.

"There we so many times that I would cry, wondering how I would ever make it through my entire pregnancy knowing my child would die at the end of it all. However, it was the best decision possible for our family, and my time with Matthew was precious. 

We found ways to enjoy him, make memories and be happy while he was still with us. He taught us about love and true happiness. He brought us all together, closer than ever before. It didn't take long before we’d realized why this precious baby boy was given to us. 
Cherishing the Journey is here to offer comfort and guidance to parents who lovingly continue their pregnancy after receiving a negative prenatal diagnosis for their baby, as well as parents who have experienced the loss of an infant. We believe that each child is a gift, and we wish to help families honor their beloved baby by providing memory items, support, and resources."  ~Jennifer, Matthew's Mommy  

These diapers have been donated for memory boxes provided by Cherishing the Journey to hospitals in Central Florida.  Visit their website for more information and don't forget to "like" them on Facebook!