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


I am still here...

Finally, I am able to post something! Blogger has been giving me problems, and I am very far behind.

Just a few updates:

We went back to Utah to visit family a few weeks ago, and my Mom and Sister loaded me up with all the blankets they had been storing from donations they had received. (Well, I shouldn't say ALL the blankets, because I had to leave some behind. I couldn't fit all of them in one suitcase!)

Thanks to everyone back home who has helped. There are too many of you to name individually, but you know who you are!

Next thing is, I think I am just about ready to make the big "delivery" to the funeral homes around Dallas/Fort Worth. I can't believe I have gotten so many blankets in such a short amount of time. Thanks to all of you who have helped make this possible! I will be sure to get pictures, and tell you every detail of my experience. The past donations I have been on, have always been bitter sweet to say the least. But this time, I am really looking forward to taking all of your wonderful, beautiful blankets. I might be getting used to it, or maybe time heals all wounds. Whatever the reason....I am grateful.

See you soon, Meryn


So many of you have helped...

I received another email today. I am so grateful for all of you out there helping out in your own areas. Thank you so much for your hard work and being such wonderful people!

Hello Meryntha,

Our ladies in the Silverbell Ward Relief Society enjoyed so much making the little blankets and were grateful for the experience. Over 40 blankets were donated to the Tucson Northwest Women's Center. It was a labor of love. Thank you for sharing your story. LY, Joan

Thank you to all the ladies in the Silverbell Ward. I hope you know how much this means to me and the mothers your blankets will help.