A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That's
how awful the loss is. - Jay Neugeboren - An Orphan's Tale - 1976
Welcome to Forever Warm!
Forever Warm was created to provide
parents of stillborn children with a blanket that they can wrap their children in for pictures and/or burial. Parents
are also given the choice to keep the blanket as a personal keepsake to remember their child.
are handmade with love and then donated to hospitals, funeral homes and mailed directly to angel parents that request them.
After the loss of my son I turned to some online group sites dedicated to parents of stillborn children. I have found
that many parents have at least one keepsake that they hold very close to their heart. Many parents talk about how that
one keepsake means so much to them because it is the only thing they have that makes them feel close to their child.
I, myself, have a keepsake from Tatum. I have a blanket that he was wrapped in at the hospital when the nurse was taking
pictures of him for us to keep. I had already made a baby blanket for Tatum during my pregnancy and my husband and I
had him wrapped in it for his burial. During the cold months it sometimes bothers me to think of how cold it is outside
but then I remember that Tate is wrapped in a blanket and is therefore going to be forever warm. It is for this reason
that I have started my mission of making and donating blankets.
Many grieving parents also feel the need to have
their baby's life acknowledged. Taking the time to make a blanket to give them shows the parents that we acknowledge
that their baby was special and means something to someone other than themselves. Please help me help other parents.
Peggy Findley of Schneck Medical Center accepting blankets donated by Forever Warm
Forever Warm accepts donations in the form of handmade blankets, yarn or monetary donations to purchase yarn
to make the blankets. Any donors are welcome to send a note that will be attached to the finished blanket and given
to parents, however, notes are not required. Any blankets that do not receive a note from the yarn donor will automatically
receive a note written by me. My note will tell my story and my mission. If you wish to write a personal note
you are welcome to tell your story as well.
If you wish to have a picture of the finished blanket made from the
yarn you have donated I will be more than happy to send one to you. If you prefer to donate money for yarn I can take
a picture of the blanket made with the yarn I purchased with your money and send it to you. This is completely optional,
but please let me know when you donate if you would like to receive a picture of the finished blanket.
angel in the book of life wrote down my baby's birth, Then whispered as she closed the book, "Too beautiful
for Earth" -Unknown
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