Last week at Imaging USA in Phoenix, I was so very pleased to be able to present the first donation check to the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. I would like to say thank you to all of our photoDUDS customers who purchased the newest release, Bebe. Because of you, we were able to donate over $1,000 to this wonderful cause!! For those of you who are not familiar with the foundation here is a blurb from the NILMDTS website which describes how this organization helps those families in times of sorrow and hardship.
Pregnancy and birth are miraculous journeys. This amazing time of life is full of mystery, anticipation, joy, hope, and wonder. Feeling the powerful energy of birth and new life, watching as a new family is born unto each other. These things humble and amaze. These are the things that we celebrate when a baby is born.
But there is another aspect of pregnancy and birth. There is an unexpected place in this journey where some families may find themselves. When a baby dies, a world is turned upside down. There is confusion, sadness, fear, and uncertainty that cannot be explained. There is sorrow where there should have been joy.
This is the place where the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives.
So, thanks to all who purchased Bebe and to all those photographers all over the country who donate their time and talents to help those in need.