On July 17, 2009, my daughter, Schuyler Brynne was born. Due to unforeseen issues, she lived a mere 40 minutes. Her father and I did not get to meet our little girl. We are completely heartbroken and know that our lives will never be the same. Although we now know we can have more children, Schuyler will always be our first and there will always be a hole in our hearts and in our family.
Shortly after we lost Schuyler, friends of mine on Ravelry got together to make us a blanket. Knitters and crocheters, most of whom I have never met in person, made squares and sent them to a dear friend. She sewed them all together and sent the blanket to us. There are squares in this blanket from as far away as Switzerland. Each square is beautiful and unique. They represent the love and support of our friends and many of them represent our daughter.
I take such comfort in this blanket and it occurred to me that other families might benefit from knowing they are not alone. I asked the original members of the group if they would like to help me create similar blankets for other parents who have lost children. They readily agreed and we are currently working on five blankets.
We hope to see this project reach many, many families. We know that nothing can replace a lost child, but we hope to let those who have suffered such a tragedy know that they are not alone. Please join us.