On Saturday night, I went to a Molly Bear party.
Some of you are well aware of what Molly Bears is...Others of you, may not be.
The short, very sad story; My friends baby girl, Molly Christine, was still-born at 34 weeks, due to a tight true knot in her umbilical cord. My friend was given a weighted bear, weighing close to what Molly did, and she found it comforting to sleep with it. So she started making them for a couple of the other "angel mommies" she had received support from. From there, Molly Bears came alive! It is now an official non-profit and has reached EVERY state in the US and several countries! I am so excited to see Molly live on in this way!!!!
Here is the link for more info... https://www.mollybears.com/TheMollyBearStory.php
SOOOO..A Molly Bears party is where people come together and sew the inserts, stuff the bears, and get them ready for personalization and shipment. I learned that I can in fact sew...LOL! It was a very bittersweet time! I love Bridget and her whole family so much and feel blessed to have the opportunity to be involved in Molly Bears. But as I sewed the weight inserts, and felt the weight on my lap, I knew that was somebody's BABY! <3 Some were so tiny they could only hold fluff, others were more than 10 pounds.
I held myself together there, silently praying for each family as I sewed. I am so glad I went and I had a great time with great conversation! I look forward to doing it again soon!
REFLECTION: Something that Bridget and I talked about while we were there, was that we have to look at the kids that we have as our miracles. We are VERY luck to have healthy, happy kids. I <3 my boys!