Heartbreaking, and Heartwarming
My friend Trish told me a story this week that both broke and warmed my heart. She lives in Three Points, Arizona. It is a literal wide spot in the road with a population of about 5500 people. Most residents know each other through the churches or other organizations. Trish is a big fan of TheMourningProject.com and has been talking and writing in the local newsletter about it. She told me that, recently, a Three Points mom lost her three day old daughter to hydrocephalus. The whole town grieves with this mother and are supporting her as she tries to recover from this terrible loss. When they heard about The Mourning Project, local volunteers pledged to make 100 pairs of baby booties in memory of this one beloved child.
This love and generosity brings tears to my eyes. Trish’s story reminds me that this project is about so much more than one person or a cause. It is about all of us coming together to acknowledge our loss, and begin to heal, and right this wrong so that it doesn’t happen needlessly to any parent.
So for all of you working on your baby booties, thank you. Together, we are going to make a difference.