Losing a child is a tragic event that can be one of life’s greatest challenges. What happened to Valarie Watts and her son is unthinkable. Her baby Noah was developing in the womb just fine for most of her pregnancy. Then, something happened in the final few days. She could feel that he wasn’t moving as much and it worried her. Then, after labor, she realized the terrible truth: her son was stillborn.
Noah’s umbilical cord had become pinched in utero. She was never able to meet her baby boy. The infant was stillborn last July, almost a year ago. But Valarie still had his crib and nursery put together. She couldn’t quite let him go… not yet.
At first, the pregnancy seemed normal.
But it ended in tragedy.
Valarie didn’t want to sell his crib… but she knew she might need to. It was an ever-open wound that needed to heal.
Gerald Kumpula inquired about the crib he saw sitting out at a garage sale. She hesitantly sold it to him.
When Gerald and his wife discovered the truth of the situation, they knew what they had to do.
Gerald decided to return the crib to Valarie, but as a source of comfort and not pain.
In his workshop, Gerald has lots of different projects he tinkers with. Recently, he has been converting headboards and footboards into unique, custom-made benches. He decided to return Noah’s crib to his mother, only transformed.
To see his incredible act of kindness, watch the video below:
In Cokato, MN a man bought a crib at a garage sale and then learned it was supposed to be for a baby that had been stillborn. He turned it into a memorial bench and brought it back to the mom. Read more… http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25470495/transformed-crib-honors-stillborn-boy-comforts-mother
He did it all out of the kindness of his heart. Hopefully the beautiful little bench will remind Valarie of the boy she didn’t get to meet, but someday will in heaven. We hope that her healing will begin and he pain of her son’s passing will be less severe in time. Share Gerald’s wonderful act of kindness with others by sharing this article.
Source: Fox News 9