Friday, May 4, 2018
The customer responded, and asked if I could possibly have the bear ready by Mothers Day. It's for his wife - they lost their little boy at birth in February, and he wanted to give her a bear made from the blanket wrapped around little Archer during his brief time with them.
If Mother's Day had been the next day, I would have said yes.
One of the thing I love about custom work is hearing the stories of the people who wore the clothes, or about the loved baby (now toddler or grade-schooler) who used the blanket. But a baby who only lived for a day? I shed more than a few tears while making this little guy, and I hope that he brings some healing to the parents.
I can't even imagine a situation like that, and I give major props to the dad for knowing that this would have meaning for his wife.