Sounds pretty sweet and lovely.
Except it isn't.
This week, my sister Jen left me a link on FB to a family whose infant son has Epidermolysis Bullosa. I had never heard of the disease before. I'm not sure that, if I sat for an entire day and tried to imagine the worse disease for a child, that I could have imagined this disease. It is truly that upsetting. You can read more about it here.
I sat and read through the Butterfly Fund site, and felt sick to my stomach. I just sobbed. These children, so beautiful and precious, with skin as delicate as a butterfly's wings.
I cannot imagine not being able to hug and squeeze and cuddle Niamh and Philly. The mamas of butterfly babies cannot do this. That breaks my heart. It puts so much in perspective-- magnifies the gift of a hug before school and a kiss goodnight.
Jen asked me to do something for the families.
I was excited that she asked me to help a cause she feels so passionately about. And, after researching EB and spending a night crying all over my keyboard, I am more than happy to put it in front of my readers/customers and hopefully raise a little to help these children and families.
"Butterfly Baby" will be available Thursday in my shop. All proceeds from this digital stamp for the first week of sales will go to the Butterfly Fund charity. I spent a lot of time drawing and re-drawing and then starting over again for this stamp:). I wanted something not gender specific, sweet, gentle, and perfect for lots of occasions. I have sketches all over my desk; it took a while, but I am happy with my final digi:).
...I think it is my favorite SC baby stamp:) and it is super versatile-- I think just about everyone can make good use of it:).
Please feel free to share on Facebook and Twitter (and your blogs too:). For those of you who share, you can use the code SHAREWINGS for 15% off your order through next Thursday. Be sure to grab the banner below, too!
Thank you, friends.