Here is the story of Molly Christine:
We lost our angel, Molly Christine at 34 weeks, on May 30th 2010. I had not felt our active girl all day on the 29th. That night I went to the hospital to get checked and make sure Molly was alright. We were told that our precious daughter no longer had a heartbeat. She died from a tight true knot in her cord. Devastated would not even begin to describe how we felt.
I was given a weighted teddy bear from a dear friend from high school. This bear weighed three pounds. In an effort to have a bear that weighed the same as Molly, I bought a shell and a package of rice. In the middle of the produce isle, I carefully weighed rice, fluff and the shell. I am sure people thought I was crazy, but I did not care. I went home and with my children and husband, we created the very first Molly Bear. For the first time in weeks, I was able to sleep holding her. It was then that I knew I had to find a way to help other angel families.
I started making these bears for other angel mommies that I had become close to in several support groups. I had committed to one bear per paycheck and soon I had requests and a desire to make more. I went to my sister Amanda and I was venting about what I wanted and that I wasn’t sure how to make it happen. In a few hours she called me back with a plan, and within a week we jumped in - feet first.
We officially started in August 2010. To date, we have created over 20,000 Molly Bears and are working with a 3 month waiting list time. Oftentimes we are in awe of the amount of people who say Molly’s name. Words cannot describe how humbled we are. This road has been hard and continues to be long, but we travel one day at a time and we are in wonderful company.