For Love of Elizabeth Part #3

Heidi is an angel mom, nurse, and busy volunteer bereavement photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Her "Angel Babies" website offers online resources for bereaved parents; her local efforts and regular sewing events have helped to mobilize her community to serve angel families through the creation of handmade bereavement clothing.

She is also a huge fan of Teeny Tears diapers.

Heidi's passion for meaningful bereavement support comes from a place of personal experience.  You can read the tender story about sweet Elizabeth Jane by clicking this link and clicking on "stories."
The treasured pictures their family received during this special time inspired Heidi to become a volunteer photographer and bereavement crafter herself.  And the rest is history.
"What I can tell you from personal experience both as the mom of an angel and from my service as a Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep affiliated photographer is that the items you provide can literally turn the worst day of someone's life around into one of peace and closure. Having something beautiful to dress and wrap their baby in is a gift of immeasurable value. Particularly in the cases of sudden stillbirths and micropreemies, the parents are unprepared with anything appropriately sized. 

What you contribute will make a difference, and my belief is that everyone can be taught to do at least some aspect of the crafting. So round up a bunch of friends, go shopping for supplies, and set to work making clothes for angels. You will be blessed for your efforts."  ~Heidi, Elizabeth's Mommy and the champion behind Angel Babies

See more photos of Elizabeth and her family as well as read more about Heidi's inspiration by clicking here.
"We miss our baby every day. She is such a special part of our family. She brought with her a spirit more amazing than I can describe. We feel privileged to be her parents and look forward to being reunited with her again." ~Heidi

Jana H. and Anita, two of our Salt Lake City Diaper Divas, donated these sweet little diapers in memory of Elizabeth Jane for local families served by Angel Babies and other NILMDTS photographers.