Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Farewell Wedding Dress

    Almost every girl dreams of the day she can walk down the aisle and marry the man of her dreams while wearing a wedding dress that makes her look and feel fabulous. I was no different and in my case, fell in love with the first dress I tried on at the bridal shop .Remember the part in the movie Cinderella where she tries on the lost glass slipper and it fits perfectly? That was this wedding dress for me. I purchased it right off the rack with no alterations.

  Fast forward seven years later to a beautiful life with one son and another baby on the way. Mommy's instinct told me it was a girl. I imagined telling her all about the story of my wedding dress, having her try it on and playing dress up. Little did I know how that dream would be shattered.



From the very beginning, David and I planned on having three children. Last month, we welcomed Gideon and Ava's little brother Isaac David into the world. We now have two boys on earth and a daughter in heaven. As I have reflected and grieved this reality, a thought has come back multiple times...what do I do with my wedding dress?

 About two weeks ago, a family friend of mine posted an article on my Facebook wall and a message stating, " I'm going to donate my wedding dress in your name." Curious, I clicked on the link and began to read. I was moved to tears. The full article is here:

Once I finished reading this article - I knew instantly what to do with my wedding dress.

Angel gowns.

My wedding dress will be recycled and transformed in to angel gowns for babies who are laid to rest.

Ava will never have the opportunity to wear my dress, but sweet angel babies will.

Goodbye dream, farewell dress.

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For more information, click here. If you would like to donate a gown, you can ship it to: NICU Helping Hands at 301 Commerce Street, Suite 3200; Fort Worth, TX 76102.