On Wednesday, some good friends of ours (Susan and Brant) lost a grandson to a drowning accident. These people are patients of my husband and we have become close with them. My husband has especially. The grandson is Nathan and he was 3 years old. When I was pregnant with Exie I worked in my husbands office and Susan's daughter was pregnant with Nathan at the same time. I remember when Nathan was born. Susan called the office to tell us and was so happy. Exie was born a few weeks later.
Susan's daughter is named Jennifer and this is the second live child that she has lost. She lost one baby hours after she was born because she had a very bad bone disease. She has also had two miscarriages. Jennifer has a five year old son and is currently 7 1/2 months pregnant with a baby girl.
I went to see the family this afternoon and my heartaches for them. It was such a sad atmosphere and the pain they are feeling is unbearable. I kept trying to figure out what in the world I could do to help this family. I have a busy schedule with four children and now I am also in school. I don't have much time to donate (they own a children's store). Finally, I remembered how wonderful knitters are in times of need. I figured the best way I could help was to possibly put together a knitted comfort blanket. I am thinking that maybe making a blanket for the new baby would be nice.
So, if you any of you have a couple hours on your hands to knit a 5 x 5 blocked square for a blanket, I would truly appreciate it. Since the baby is a girl soft, girly colors would be best. If you are interested in knitting a square for Jennifer and her baby to be, please email me and I can give you my address so you can send the square to me. If I can get enough squares made, maybe I can make a large enough blanket for Jennifer, herself.
Please offer up prayers for this family. They need all the help, love and support they can possibly get right now.