Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The beginning…


We wanted to do a service project in honor of our son Jayden’s 1 year birthday. He was born at 23 weeks old on May 30, 2009 and was just too small to pull through.

We posted the service idea on our blog and entitled it “Calling All Angels” asking anyone that wanted to could help by donating baby blankets. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we received by so many, friends, family, and even strangers. We received almost 100 blankets!

We donated the blankets to a Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center a local hospital’s NICU for premature babies as we know how meaningful the blankets that Jayden was wrapped in are to us. It is something physical we were able to take home with us and that we can pull out and hold when we’re missing him. We feel the blankets are symbolic because as we were waiting for Jayden to be born, the hospital staff, family and friends surrounded us with their support, love and warmth, just as blankets bring love and warmth to the babies they are wrapped around.

This is the video from last year’s Calling All Angels Project

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