DeLanee's Story

10 years ago, Becky and Tommy, were blessed to be pregnant with their second child. Shortly thereafter they learned that they were going to be parents to a little girl, but the probability of their daughter living for very long was extremely low. Their daughter was diagnosed with a condition called Dandy-Walker Cyst. The doctors believed that their baby girl would deteriorate and pass away during pregnancy, but much to their surprise DeLanee developed until 28 weeks gestation when she was delivered and lived for three hours. As you can imagine, these 3 hours was precious time that they spent as a family with their daughter taking pictures, bathing, dressing and holding her until she passed away in their arms. Upon DeLanee's passing, the nurses brought the family a box to put their daughter’s belongings in to take home with them. Because DeLanee was born in January the nurses were able to find a leftover Christmas box. That Christmas box became extremely special to them and they clung to it and the contents inside that held their daughter’s precious belongings as they left the hospital without their baby. It was because of this box that the inspiration for Lanee’s Legacy began. . .

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Remembrance Box Making

This box making was different and very special in comparison to other box makings we have done.  We made over 80 boxes and each one of them was made in memory of a baby that was gone too soon.  Every one of those boxes was filled not just with supplies, but an incredible amount of love!  It was so beautiful to see families working in their baby's memory....knowing that the box they were creating would be given to another family facing a similar path.  What a labor of love!!  THANKS goes to all those who came and supported our event, those who donated and those who gave service that night in helping things to run smoothly.  A great big thank you to Becky Hancock who catered the event ALL FREE OF CHARGE with the most delicious food!  There are truly amazing people in this world!  People who are so generous and selfless and go above and beyond in times of need to help.  I LOVE that I get glimpses into this goodness.  It brings hope into what can seem like a cruel world at times.  It shows what we as human beings really are!   That we love and serve and support and look for those who stand in need of help and reach out to them!  How blessed we are to witness these acts of love and service!!


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