My beautiful baby boy, James Richard Tanory, was born into Heaven on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. We had discovered that his heart was no longer beating during an ultrasound, and we had to make a decision to have the baby that day or wait a few days. We decided to deliver. We wanted to hold our sweet baby in our arms as quickly as possible.

But we were stunned. We were in denial, were grieving and were in the pits of despair. It felt like a bad dream, and we felt all alone.

But then the nurses came in with a packet from Threads of Love, and pulled out a beautiful blue, hand-stitched gown. That was also when I realized that we didn’t have clothes for our child. After all, we hadn’t gone to the hospital that day expecting to deliver.

That someone had put their time and effort, but most importantly their love, into something that we could put onto our baby, it felt like we had not just put a gown on him but that we had wrapped him in love. It gave our child dignity, and we realized that we weren’t alone, that other people were out there who had been through this before.

My wife and I are so thankful for Threads of Love. Then in 2016 we had a child in the NICU for 30 days, and Threads of Love provided a handmade toy that our children still cherish today. If you are thinking about doing something to make a difference in someone’s life, I can assure you that whatever you do for Threads of Love, someone will be eternally grateful for you.

Thank you to Threads of Love for being there for us in our time of need.