Glines 4th Ward Serves Angel Babies

During the month of November, the women of Glines 4th Ward Relief Society in Vernal, Utah gathered supplies to make Teeny Tears Diapers and blankets. Our goal was to make 350 diapers and as many blankets as we could.

We sewed and compiled kits one afternoon and evening and some women took items home to sew. By the first week in January we had surpassed our goal and made 400 diapers and 140 blankets. We also put 20 of the Memory Boxes together for mothers experiencing grief for our local hospitals.

The above photo shows the Glines 4th Ward Activity Day Girls and the mother & baby bracelets they made for the Memory Boxes. They loved it!

There are several of us who have been affected by the loss of a child. Some mothers chose to have Teeny Tears tags made in their child's memory. Some chose not to have tags made but gave hours of service and donations instead. As the coordinator for the project, it was very touching to hear the stories and witness the love and compassion these women expressed.

Pictured above is a sample of the diapers and blankets we made.

The Memory Boxes we made will be given to mothers experiencing a loss in our local hospitals. Each kit is placed in a photo box and contains a baby hat, mom and baby bracelets, stuffed animal, grief journal and pen, local resource list (journals and resource list compiled by Carrie Austin of Small Angel Babies, Small Town Support,) a hanky with and angel ornament, penny poem, peaceful music CD, disposable camera, and a footprint/stat card.

The diapers, blankets and layettes are packaged separately so that the nurses and mothers may choose sizes and patterns.

These angel pockets were made shortly after our activity with scrap fabric.

We had a wonderful experience putting all of this together!"  ~Ivy, coordinator for the Glines 4th Ward Angel Service Project and friend to angel families everywhere

Diapers from this project have so far been donated to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Virginia, Ministry St. Joseph's in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin.