a fellow babyloss mama and friend, the incredibly lovely Sadie from Invincible Spring, is dealing with the unimaginable right now. her rainbow baby is in the hospital and very ill. some of you reading here know her story and know about her harrowing pregnancy, her daughter’s preterm birth and all of the medical complications that have come in wave after unrelenting wave. we’ve watched from too far afar as Sadie and her husband have had to go through these battles alone. Sadie’s little Girl Wonder has been a fighter from the start, and i know that there are people scattered all over the globe cheering for her and desperately hoping and praying that she will pull through and finally go home for good with her adoring but very scared parents.
when little sun died, several groups of (virtual) strangers got together and sent Froggy and me many different things: a gorgeous handmade quilt, necklaces, a subscription to a meal service and even cash. we were (and continue to be) overwhelmed by the generosity of time, money, effort and thought put into these gifts. the food and money helped us out in very concrete ways….even having one less meal to think about preparing was a godsend.
i bring up our experience because i’d really like to help Sadie in that same kind of concrete way that Froggy and i were helped, and i’m hoping that those of you reading here can join me. Sadie and her husband are currently spending every free moment in the hospital with their daughter. they are both foreigners in the country where they live, and (for reasons that every babyloss parent out there will understand) they have yet to buy many of the basic things Girl Wonder will need when they finally get to take her home. going out shopping for baby things is obviously the last thing on their minds right now. to help them get the things they need, i’m asking all of you out there to contribute what you can. i’m adding a donation button to this post, and every penny that comes in will go towards an Amazon gift card that will allow them to buy what they need online and have it delivered to their home.
i know that Sadie and her husband will be grateful for whatever you can spare, and for those of you who can’t afford to help out monetarily, i know they would welcome any and all good thoughts and prayers…whatever positive energy you can put out there for Girl Wonder.
you can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. thank you in advance, my dear (virtual) strangerfriends.