"Where do I begin? With the anticipation that reborn Blake would surely arrive today, I asked a good friend to lunch with me. I told her that I needed her support when I opened a package. She was puzzled but quickly complied with my request.
She has known the whole story of Blake. Although she had only seen pictures of my grandson when he was so intricately, delicately tiny, tiny, tiny. I explained the treasure to be found wrapped securely inside my Priority Mail. But as the layers of protective peanuts and cushioning were peeled back revealing the image of a miracle, we both could not contain ourselves. She in total disbelief with both Blake's tiny size and the exquisite artwork unfolding before us. I was anticipating a flood of buried emotion which did indeed spin around within me for a moment. But as the tears started dripping off my cheeks, I realized that this delicate babe could be held, cuddled, kissed and embraced. What JOY! I remember Kimberly wishing that she could just "hold my baby for a minute" and waiting two months for a five minute hug and kiss.
Also, quickly came the vision in my mind of my grandson being photographed with his birth replica soon. Such tremendous progress and awesome proof that Blake and his protective nurturing parents are triumphant through these struggles. My visions of Blake's life unfolding before my very eyes. My friend and I sat for many minutes gazing over this treasure. As she left today, she said "Thanks, I am really glad that I got to help reveal reborn Blake and adore him.
So needless to say, your work is very precious indeed. If you don't mind me asking, how did you get started creating these precious moments? Your compassion is VERY CLEAR to me as I enjoy this precious gift. I now anxiously wait for my trip to Austin to take this gift to Blake's nursery. I shall be sure and send a photo of this grand reunion!
Thanks again. I feel honored to have you as a friend"
These are comparison pictures of real micro preemie Baby Blake and Baby Blake replica baby/doll
These are comparison pictures of Baby Blake's replica baby/doll hand and the real micro-preemie Baby Blake's tiny hand