If you want to see something amazing, visit http://www.tinyhandprints.org/
Tiny Handprints is a non-profit organization that offers comfort and support to people affected by the devastating loss of a child to SIDS. It was started by a couple who lost their precious 10 month old son, Jacob, in January of 2007. They created a "SIDS Survival Kit" - a packet consisting of items of particular significance for the journey through grief. Their goal is to reach newly bereaved parents with materials as soon as possible after their loss of an infant.
Stephanie of Tiny Handprints found me shortly after Lila passed away. She spotted our web link on the sids.org page and contacted me right away. The books, emails, and other resources she provided me with helped me through some of the darkest days. They were filled with words of understanding, encouragement, and love- but the most important part was knowing that someone like Stephanie was out there. It absolutely amazed me that someone who felt this kind of pain was willing to start up a non-profit so she could help others. Talk about a selfless, kindhearted, angel! It's people like those at Tiny Handprints that help the rest of us grow, and get stronger -so we can pass on the love later when it's our turn.
If you know someone who has lost a baby to SIDS, consider sharing the Tiny Handprints information with them. It's another hand to hold when they need it most.