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We are an online community of kind-hearted individuals who directly donate gently loved children's clothes to mothers who could use a little kindness. The wonderful donating mothers lovingly box up the clothes that they once loved their own kiddos in and send them for another mother to love on her children via the US Mail - Parcel Post. If you are in need, know someone in need or want to help by donating, please contact us at If you can't do any of these but would like to spread our message - thank you kindly! ~ Elizabeth & Heather

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Story of Larsyn and Landyn

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A little over a week ago we received an email from a wonderful mother of three girls from Georgia who is also pregnant with twins (a boy and a girl) named Larsyn and Landyn. She let us know that she had plenty of girls clothes that she would be happy to donate but provided a letter that she had sent to family and friends regarding this pregnancy as it has not been an easy time for her and her husband. She has requested clothing from Pass It On, Baby! for preemie sizes up to 6 months. Instead of us trying to explain her story, We felt it was better coming directly from her. So in her own words, is her letter below explaining this difficult time her family is going through.

"As most of you know us some don’t. We are the proud parents of three wonderful daughters Logan, Layton and Lyla and we are expecting twins! A boy Landyn Tom and girl Sarah Larsyn We just moved to Rincon, GA in January from our hometown of Blakely, GA.

On April 27th at 23 weeks gestation our sweet baby boy Landyn was diagnosed with a terminal birth defect called Alobar Holoprosencephaly. This is when the brain does not separate into the three hemispheres during the first 4 to 6 weeks of gestation.

We are devastated but we have put our faith in God. God made Landyn perfect and our goal is to use this gift from God and to make sure that Landyns short life touches many. There is no foot so small that it can’t leave an imprint on the world.

As for the medical side of things. We are doing well. I go to the Doctor once a week where they monitor both babies. Larsyn is perfect and Landyn is a strong little boy. His heart is strong and he kicks just a much as his sister. The diagnoses for Landyns birth is that he may live 20 minutes or a couple of hours. Babies that survive to birth and delivery are considered miracles as only 3 % of babies with this survive until birth.

We thank God for every minute we have with Landyn. We are so proud of his strength and the strength he has given to us. We pray now for a miracle, that Landyn may live long enough to feel our touch and unconditional love before he goes to Heaven.

God has blessed our family in ways we didn't understand at first. But through our faith and trust in Him, we came to realize just how much purpose Landyn’s life serves on this earth. Landyn has unlocked the deeper meaning of faith, life, love and hope, and has forever changed the lives of many. We are blessed to be part of such an incredible life that is meant to touch the lives of many.

Our specific prayers are that I carry Landyn and Larsyn long enough to ensure that Larsyn is healthy and would not require any time in the NICU and the same for Landyn. So that we may spend whatever time he has in our arms. We pray for strength and guidance with this and that God may lead us in a way that we may help others when they are faced with a journey like ours." 

I am so humbled by this woman and her story. The strength that she has and the ability to still offer up clothing to others during her own difficult time is so unbelievable. She has stated in another email how difficult it is to go out and purchase clothing for one when she is unable to purchase for the other. I can not even begin to imagine how tough that would be. Quite the double edge sword of emotions. 

So unlike some of our other stories of need based on maybe financial situations, this family needs us emotionally. They need time to heal through this. And the clothing we can provide through Pass It On, Baby! can help. Words cannot even begin to express how much love and kindness this family needs so please reach out and see how you may be able to help them cope through this difficult time. I have asked this mother to let us know if there are any additional needs besides clothes so we can do our best to provide that as well. Let us know if you or someone you know has any preemie to size 6 months girl summer clothes that could help. We are counting on you. 

We continue to know that each and every day through stories as these that we are on the right path. We are doing what we are meant to do. The stories we read from not only recipients but donators alike is that we are filling a void, a need in the world. We feel so blessed and so lucky to be on this journey. Thank you for joining in with us. Give us your feedback - post more comments - and as always please continue to share with family and friends this wonderful gift of Pass It On, Baby! We thank you and so does the families whose lives are touched.

In love and kindness,

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