Three Blessings: The Nursery Project
I am sitting here listening to the song 'Never Grow Up' by Taylor Swift, and tears are just streaming down my face as I type this story. I have prayed that Letter & Knot Co would always be a business that tells GREAT, meaningful stories, and that serves the community WELL when needs arise. Sarah and Chris Blessing, I am so honored to be a SMALL part of telling the precious and meaningful story of Baby B, Baby Arwen, well alongside of SO many other women and men who helped bring this nursery to life.
I met one of the founders of The Nursery Project , Haley Christiansen of Chandler Rose Photography, through social media and the wedding industry. When she reached out to me about this specific nursery, my heart knew it needed to say yes to donate an Ultrasound Keepsake from my #CelebrateLifeCollection to this family.
The Nursery Project is a movement of people who love Jesus and want to help families welcome a new child into their home!
It started with a group of girlfriends who decided to gift a surprise nursery to a friend whose baby was facing some difficult circumstances. It has since blossomed into a ministry that has touched hundreds!
I only played a very small part in this nursery, and I cant even imagine the grateful hearts the Blessing family has as they opened the doors to THIS completely finished nursery (Keep scrolling for the video recorded reveal!) as they welcomed their two sweet babies into their home, and Baby Arwen in spirit.
I know, as I finish the song 'Never Grow Up', that this family is looking down at their two sweet babies thinking 'please never grow up. Would you just stay this little?!' But OH what a PRIVILEGE it is to grow up. It is a privilege that I know this family desperately wishes Baby Arwen could experience. Baby B, you are remembered, you are celebrated, and you are loved. Your story has touched and moved my heart today. When the body of Christ comes together to serve, we are truly better together. Thank you for all you do, Haley, and the Nursery Project team.
"Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room. Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home. Remember the footsteps, remember the words said, and know your little brothers favorite songs. I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone." -Taylor Swift, "Never Grow Up"
Life is short. Soak in all the moments you are given this very day, for tomorrow is not promised. We serve a great, sovereign, good, gracious, kind, generous, faithful, gift-giving, and loving God who knows each of our days, no matter how long or short all of those days are.
"13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be."
- Psalm 139:13-16