Let me introduce you to the ladies who faithfully come to sew the beautiful gowns each month. They are mothers and grandmothers. They are women who have lost babies and children. Some have never had children, for one reason or another. They ALL have a story. Are they all on the same political page? Heck no! Are they all religious? Nope. Are they all from the same area- again nope. Do they all sew? NO! The common thread (pardon the pun!) that binds us all together is the desire to do something positive in the community, in an area that is quietly grieving deep loss. It gives each one of them an opportunity to give back, or pay it forward, depending on the situation. Most of us have been very blessed in our lives in many ways. When you open your hand to give back, guess what happens? You receive as well.
Today, let me introduce you to Heidi. Heidi has been with Angel Gowns since the day it was born. Her desire for perfection in a gown makes her a great seamstress because each gown she makes is beautifully perfect. Her love for each baby that will sleep into eternity wearing one of her gowns is obvious with her attention to detail. Heidi is paralyzed on one side of her body due to a freak injury. Has she let that slow her down? NO! She faces the 19 stairs going up to the studio and carries up everything she can from the stash at the bottom, every time she comes. She quietly organizes and cleans things up while still working on her gowns. She is thoughtful in everything she does for all of us. Thank you, Heidi!
I am planning to introduce you to another of these “Angels” each time I write. I cannot put into words how much these ladies do for other people with no expectation of thanks.
When our gowns are sent off to hospitals, they include a little card from Angel Gowns of South Bay; however, there is no contact information on the card because this is a gift, a community gift. We stay as anonymous as possible, just trying to quietly support grieving parents in a very dark hour of their lives.