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Transformed crib honors stillborn boy, comforts mother
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| Fox 9
Posted on 05/09/2014 11:29:49 AM PDT by Dallas59
COKATO, Minn. (KMSP) -
Losing a child at birth is a difficult loss on many levels, especially when it leaves a prepared nursery empty as a reminder -- but one grieving Cokato mother got an emotional surprise when her son's crib was re-purposed.
For most of Valarie Watt's pregnancy, her son, Noah, was developing just fine. That all changed in the final few days.
"All week, I knew," Watts reflected. "He wasn't moving as much. I was very nervous."
His umbilical cord had become pinched in the womb, and Noah was stillborn last July. Even so, she wasn't ready to part with the crib she had prepared for him although keeping it was a reminder of the loss.
"She was kind of hesitant," Gerald Kumpula recalled. "I knew that maybe she didn't want to sell it, but yet, she did."
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baby; crib; gift
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posted on 05/09/2014 12:05:18 PM PDT
(when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
Very nice story. Thank you for posting it.
posted on 05/09/2014 12:24:18 PM PDT
That certainly brought tears to my eyes.
posted on 05/09/2014 12:34:16 PM PDT
(Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
Thanks for posting this article.
I needed to see a story of good today.
posted on 05/09/2014 1:02:59 PM PDT
(Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
posted on 05/09/2014 1:03:18 PM PDT
Thank you for sharing this....great story.
posted on 05/09/2014 7:02:39 PM PDT
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