After Madeline was born, a nun that worked at the hospital came to my room to offer her congratulations and a blessing. When I told her my baby was very sick and had been transferred to another hospital, she got tears in her eyes and said a prayer that Madeline would pull through. She came back to my room a short time later with this bracelet. She’d made it herself and wanted to be sure I got it before I left the hospital. I taped it up next to Maddie’s incubator in the NICU, and when she came home I kept it in her jewelry box. When I want comfort, I run my fingers over the beads.
September 2nd, 2010Comments: 31
So very special. Just like your Madeline =)
Oh You are so missed little Maddie.
So purely beautiful.
Mary Ann says:
What a sweet gift for a precious girl!
Oh this brought tears to my eyes!:(
She is sooo Missed. I cant imagine how you feel!!
What a beautiful and special gift.
Hamlet's Mistress says:
What a lovely lovely woman that nurse is. And what a lovely gift that you will have always.
What a lovely story. She touched so many lives. A lot more than your average bear.
how sweet that she made it herself for your little Maddie.
What a great keepsake. I think about Maddie daily, hugs to you my friend! XOXO
Patti B. says:
So very special. I am so glad it brings you the peace that it does. Thinking of your beautiful girl and her family.
How sweet… Just so sweet…
Marti from Michigan says:
Big sigh……..that gesture is beautiful! The bracelet is beautiful. You are all beautiful.
That is so nice. I love the way she spelled out her entire name.
Beautiful, and I’m glad it gives you even the slightest bit of comfort to hold it.
Amanda M. says:
I love those kinds of beads. So simple, with a ribbon. The sentiment attached to it makes it precious.
Sometimes people come in our lives at just the right moment.
Amy s. says:
Thinking of you. *loves*
This just makes me sigh with sadness. Maddie touched a lot of hearts.
What a touching, wonderful gift!
What a beautiful bracelet, memory and gift.
What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Hold it close to your heart Heather, right where Maddie is.
I bet she’ll never know how much of a good work she did that day, but I am grateful she was there to do it. God places people where we need them to be, doesn’t He?
Dee Dee says:
The nuns I used to work with were absolutely awesome! What a wonderful gift and a beautiful memory.
I am working with a children’s hospital in Texas to help recruit maternal fetal medicine specialists to their new maternity center. I think of you often as I share with them what a wonderful thing it will be for a mom and baby not to have to be seperated if the baby needs to be in a Level 3 NICU.
Michelle Pixie says:
Breathtaking and beautiful, a treasured gift and memory!
This made me shed a tear. I’m teary-eyed now. ;o(
So sweet of the nun to do that for you. I’m glad you have it. But I wish you had Maddie.
Lindsey S. says:
tears went rolling