A long time ago I had a wonderful friend. She was expecting a baby. The baby never lived to even take it's first breath.
The mom was so devastated and so were most of us. Wanting to ease the pain I made matching little quilts, only about 12 1/2" square. The baby was buried with one and the mom took one home as a sweet memory.
Many years later I move to Atlanta, TX where my sweet cousin Tracy owns a funeral home. She is telling me that she buries babies for free.
That is when I decided to make these little blankets and quilt for her funeral home (free of charge) since she does her end free.
A few weeks ago she had to use a set, the baby only made it to seven months for some reason it just died, mom had to deliver it. So very sad.
The bigger blanket the baby is to be wrapped in and the smaller one lies on top until the baby is ready to bury. The mother takes this one. She can even have someone embroider on it if she chooses.
My cousin said the mother took that little quilt and was holding it up to her face the whole way to her car.
Sometimes even when we know we can not take some one's pain way but maybe in a simple way we can ease it a little.