My Story

One July 1, 2009 I entered the Medical Center of Arlington to deliver my beautiful baby boy, of which I knew had passed away two days before. His heart had stopped beating. It was a sureal experience walking into that hospital knowing what needed to be done. With my husband and mother by my side, I had to do the unthinkable.

My tiny baby of 1 lb. was delivered shortly after. We named him Greyson. And he was perfect. I remember his tiny little hands and feet. His small little face. He looked so little wrapped up in the nursery blanket. It was all so overwhelming, and peaceful at the same time. I loved holding his tiny little body in my arms. This was the last time I would see his tiny little face here on earth. Such a tiny baby in a big blanket it seemed. We said our goodbyes, and the nurse took him away.

After this experience, I have thought alot about that day. I think about others who have gone through this. Friends, family, and other loved ones. And those who I have not had the privledge to meet. Was their situation the same as mine? Did they hold their tiny baby in layers of blankets? Did it overwhelm them as it did me?

On that day, in the midst of all the sadness, and mourning, I received a gift. A gift from my tiny baby boy. He gave me an idea, of which, I promised to carry out. For all those mothers who enter the hospital wanting so badly to hold their baby in their arms and come home empty handed. This would be for them.

A gift by Greyson,
from me,
from you,
to them.

Mommy feels you, Greyson. And this is how I honor your memory.

I love you.


I am looking for your help. Hospitals all across the country are in need of small, very small, baby blankets. In cases of fetal demise, babies are so tiny, even the smallest nursery blanket is much too big to wrap around their tiny bodies.

I know how parents feel when they are presented with their tiny baby, for the first and last time. Having to deal with a large blanket that doesn't fit, is a distraction. And, unnecessary.

If you can sew or crotchet/knit, would you please help me to supply blankets for these mothers?

My doctor informed me that 30% of all pregnancies end in fetal demise!

I know we can make a small yet, dramatic difference in the experience these mothers and fathers have in the hospital. It is heartbreaking for the nurses to try and present these tiny babies in the best way possible to grieving parents. They are extremely appreciative of any donations we can give.

If you would like to help in this cause, please start reading at the very beginning and learn about Greyson's Gift.
Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom for new information and updates


What mortuary's are looking for.

When my sister learned of me losing my baby, she went to work straight away. She made the most delicate and gorgeous baby afghan for me. It is the one pictured above with the teddy bear. I recieved that bear from the mortuary. Those two things, I hold dear to my heart. They are all I have of my little baby, and I treasure them.

Tate Mortuary in Tooele, Utah was amazing! First of all, they would not accept any type of payment for all they did. Which was alot! My amazing sister had a great idea on how I could repay them for all they did for us. Give donations of crocheted blankets, that they may use during instances like mine. My mother has contacted them, and they were ecstatic about the idea! They are looking for any type, size, and color. And they will use them for many circumstances. Whether it's to give to the parents as a token of comfort, or to wrap and bury their baby in.

So whether you sew, knit or crotchet, you can make something very special for a greiving family.


Anonymous said...

What a special gift!!! I hope you get a hugh response. I will be happy to make a few blankets. Where do we send them?

Love you ALL !

Grandma "O"

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry on what has happened. I think it is wonderful on what you are doing. I would love to talk to you my e-mail is

Kimberly Morris

HOPE said...

Thank you for sharing your story. So true. I have lost a g'daughter-stillborn at 1 pd. 13 oz. but thank the LORD, I also have three living preemies.

My church group got together to make much needed incubator covers..something to think about as well in your projects. These cover it completely keeping light out and yet lifted up at just the corners for the nurses to reach in for what needed to be done for the baby. We sent in over 50 and they were so appreciated. Check you local ICU premie unit.

God bless..

LeMira said...

I really, truly love your idea. It makes me realize that I need to get up and get going. There are things I can do to help. I've had two preemie babies (within 2 years), one survived after being in the NICU for 5 1/2 months, and the other was born too early to live for more than a few minutes. I can't belive it's taken me four years to get motivated. I want to see what my local hospital needs. Thanks for being an example to me.

Grammy and Papa Dan said...

Wonderful idea. I would like to get this going in my area. Is there a pattern for the crochet blanket? Please send all information. We will start on the small blankets right away. Thanks for your service.

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