"Hope Tailors" - Our Heart For Preemies Began...

If you’ve followed the BluTaylor® Brand designs for any length of time, you’ll see that we offer hats to preemies. I’ve been asked before, why we do this.
Here’s why:
My husband and I have always wanted a large family (we have four beautiful children). When we found out we were pregnant for the third time, we were ecstatic! But very early into the second trimester, my body began to miscarry. To our surprise, we found out we were expecting twins! Tragically though, we lost one of them. We were flooded with emotions. We felt blessed to still have one baby but shocked and numb over the loss of a precious child.
It was a time in my life that I decided that I needed to press in to the Lord. I wouldn’t be able to handle the flood of hurt my heart was feeling otherwise.
We continued to have complications with the pregnancy, but God worked miracles in our son’s fragile life and our broken hearts.
When little Mr. G (the Sunshine Man) was born, I was relieved. But at the same time, my arms felt half-empty. I couldn’t understand how to celebrate life and mourn death at the same time. The Holy Spirit knew though, because he moved in and through my heart.
A few weeks later, we found ourselves rushing him to the emergency room with an extremely high, and dangerous, fever. My tiny, frail, precious baby was being poked and prodded by test after painful test. And there was nothing I could do. I remember wanting to scream to God, “PLEASE! Please don’t let him go! Please, please, please, please!”
In that time, so many beautiful and personal “God-hugs” happened to me. People spoke words of comfort over me and declared healing over my baby, in Jesus’ name! It was the only HOPE that we had.
It was the longest four days of my life in the ICU. I held him constantly because I didn’t want to let him go. I remember thinking, “I can not imagine doing this day after day after day.” I was exhausted emotionally, physically and spiritually.
And that’s what preemie mommas have to do. Every day. Sometimes, for months on end.
 Mommy and Baby Villines
That experience gave me a heart for preemies, but also for the Moms and Dads that so selflessly endure the exhaustion and emotional toll that comes with such an emotional situation.
So, we fast-forward to the birth of my fourth babe and the creation of our designs. Once we buckled down and took the risk to start this business, it was my unshakeable goal to be able to donate a mini-version of our hats to any Mom that wants one. 
Does a premature baby need a mini-BluTaylor® hat? Maybe not, but the families do. They need that moment of normality, that moment to laugh, to swoon, to get a gift and feel blessed.  
 Little Miss S
To all the families that press on, that sacrifice everything: you are your baby's hero. When you place their hat on their precious head, know that we are For You.  Keep going. You got this.
~ Katie A.
{Creator of the BluTaylor® Brand Designs}
Mr. G (the Sunshine Man), the day he was being released from the ICU!