Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hey everyone... First let me say that this is my first blog post EVER!!! Yes, I am way behind the social networking game. 

I created this page to post about my organization Blankets for Brianna.  I am currently researching and getting legal information on how to become a true non-profit organization.  That is my goal... but for now I am hoping that the love and support is the same.  I am looking into my own bank account, Paypal account, PO box, and whatever else I need to get this rolling.

My daugher Brianna was born January 13, 2012. That little girl changed my life like I could never imagine. Even though she didn't take one breath outside my body, I am learning so much from her example and spirit.  She has made me want to be a better person each day of my life. She has made me want to help people instead of shop for myself. She has given me unconditional love, patience and charity.  And I am sure there is still more I will learn from her.

Blankets for Brianna is an organization that asks not for dollars as much as it asks for blankets.  Anyone who likes to knit, crochet, or sew or who wants to learn can be of assistance. I have already discovered my opinion was correct- my sewing is better than my knitting.  In fact, I got a serger from my dear mother in law for Christmas and even more grateful for that. The blankets are donated to hospitals for mothers of stillborn and NICU babies.  These situations are difficult to endure, sometimes these mothers only take home the clothes and blankets of their sweet angels. I know for myself, I sleep with the beanie that Brianna was wearing right when she was born. Even if it only helps a little, it helps.

As Blankets for Brianna expands, you are welcome to make hospital gowns for babies (patterns to be posted as soon as the hospital sends them), beanies, booties, mittens, anything that helps comfort these babies and families.  Even though these babies may not stay here on earth with us, they hold our hearts forever.

Thank you all for the "likes" on facebook, reading my post, and keeping these children and families in your thoughts and prayers.


  1. Absolutely Amazing Laurel. You are such an inspiration. Through you and your love for your daughter, so many lives will be touched ♥♥♥

  2. Wow, I would like to help in anyway I can. You are wonderful for doing this.

  3. I am so proud of you, Laurel. You have been such an inspiration to me these last few months. I can only hope to be more like you every day <3

  4. I have recently retired and have been looking for something to do with my free time. I am a sewer and I am going to take classes to learn to crochet and Now I know what I will be doing with my spare time. God Bless you Laurel and I am sure you will get your non profit up and running. You will be hearing from me soon, thanks again.

    Lori Franklin