Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A gift

Amy (Kalli's Mom) is one of my bestest friends. She is the one who I have walked this journey with the closest besides Chris. We have spent countless nights talking, sharing feelings, anger, hopes, stories....everything under the sun.

So back in November when she asked if I had any special outfits I had for Nolan, I wasn't surprised at all. You have no idea how many outfits we had already bought for him. She asked me to send her my favorite outfit because she had something special in mind. But, I didn't have the heart or strength to pull out Nolan's tote and go through his outfits, I knew it would put me in a dark place.

While we were on the cruise, my best friend Valorie came over and went through his outfits. I told her to pick any of the anchor onsies or outfits because those were ALL my favorites. So she did just that and sent it to Amy.

Look what came in the mail this week....Ironically enough, the outfit she used to make this bear is the very first outfit we bought for Nolan. We got it from Babies R Us just a few hours after we found out he was a boy. Perfect outfit, perfect baby, perfect friend in this journey with me that knows exactly what touches a mommy's heart that lost their baby. Thank you Amy.

14 comments:

Mary said...

It is so beautiful! What a great idea, and so thoughtful. I love that you can hold and love on this bear and be reminded of Nolan!

Bree said...

That is so adorable! I had a quilt made with my dad's Hawaiian shirts after he passed. I love the idea of a Teddy bear. Your friend could start a business on etsy. Let us know if she does.

Lisa said...

It is perfect! I agree with Bree, she can start a buisness doing this. I would definitly pay to have one done for Jasper.

Brie said...

awesome...I may just have to try making one with Denise's onesies...what afantastic idea and talented friend!

Victoria said...

what a sweet gift, perfect to remember sweet Nolan by

Tina said...

That is so very sweet. What a great friend you have! xx

Once A Mother said...

this post gave me chills. such a beautiful gift from such a beautiful friend.

cmatsukes said...

That is so cute what a great idea and such a thoughtful friend to do that.

Maggie said...

Oh that is so very sweet! I love it! What a great friend to have!

Jessica said...

That is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful friend!!

Jayme said...

That is so sweet!

Carly K. said...

What a sweet and wonderful gift. That was so nice of her to do for you.

Holly said...

I love that you have this special bear!!

Kristy said...

Amy is such a good and wonderful person! She has been helping me through the loss of my son Benjamin. She sent me to your blog to help reassure me that greiving, anger, and questioning is OK.