There are few things these days that make me truly happy. One of them is helping other baby loss mamas. Within the last few days some have posted pictures on my wall of the surprise engraved stones I had sent out. I am beyond relieved and happy that they seem to be making there way home. I have had such bad luck with the Canadian and US postal services I was quite worried (they even managed to loose a tracked package) so I was expecting some not to make it. There are still some unaccounted for but I feel better that they are on there way or their mommy's just haven't taken a picture. It just makes me so happy to see how excited they get. I know how much it means to get something with your baby's name on it. It shows that people still think of you and your angels and that to us means the world.
Now the issue, because they have posted online a lot of people have been able to see these stones and they are taking off like wild fire. I have had so many requests to make them. I don't make them, the lady who made Ty and Jacob's headstones made them. But, I've been thinking....I've been trying to figure out a way Tycob's Boutique can help the baby loss community. I think this is the perfect opportunity. I do have to speak with the lady who does them but I am thinking every few weeks to send her a list of baby names, have her make them and then I will mail them out. Because I am not a millionaire and thanks to Rogers and the CRA, we're broke, I'm thinking of asking for people to pay for the cost of the engraving ($5) and shipping (around $7) so total it would be around $12. Just a thought I'm having and a ponder as how to go about this. Of course, I have to check with the lady first to see if she'd be willing to have a lot of work come her way. I probably will also have to only have the requests open once a month for a 24 hour period or so....or I could wait to see how busy I get. I'm excited at the prospects.....stay tuned, I think I found my niche for the baby loss community.
And I am going to end this post here....a happy post, one to be thankful for....because now I am off to the High Risk OB's and that deserves a post of it's own.....Blog Part Two will be posted later tonight