I have been so touched by Rosie's Cozies and the stories I get the privilege of hearing from mothers with babies in the NICU. One woman in my MOPS group actually had a couple hats for her son who was born too early and spent time at Helen Devos. I hadn't even thought that she might have had some hats until she mentioned it to me at one of our meetings. I felt so proud of this project.
The other day I opened my email and received this:
"My main reason for asking you about Rosie's Cozies was because I would like to thank you. My son was born at DeVos in January, born at just 23 weeks gestation. He weighed 1 ln 7 oz. The nurses at NICU have given him hats that were donated by you. Thank you so much for thinking of the parents with children in NICU. While I crochet also, I have seen other moms find these hats in their baby's bins and get so excited with recieving such a cute hat for their baby. You really touch people by what you have started and I can speak for many moms when I say we have been grateful.
My son is on his 90th day in NICU, and is 5 lbs today.
Doesn't that just make you smile from ear to ear? Thank you so much for being a part of this family's story and for bringing joy to them during a rough time. I have asked this mother to send a picture of her little guy wearing one of our hats, so hopefully we can post that soon.
On another note, this week I am getting the UPS Box, so more hats can be sent! I keep neglecting this and I feel awful. Many have asked me for the new address, and this week it will be taken care of and posted. This project is too important.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. (and let's band together to keep praying for this sweet boy still in the NICU)