Since we launched Flying for Time, we've had countless people tell us how wonderful we are. They say we're an inspiration, and how wonderful it is that we can look past our pain to help others.
Before I continue, I want to say that this post is not a platform that I'm using to get you to tell us how amazing we are. I'm actually trying to tell you the opposite.
The amount of work we have put into this pales in comparison to the generosity we have been shown by others. Yes, I built out the product page and mailed out the necklaces, but none of it would have happened without the generosity of family, friends, and strangers. The fact that people have found a place in their hearts for not only our story, but the story of every single loss parent, is just as big of a gift as the CuddleCot. When they wear their airplane necklaces, I know they are not only thinking of Carter, but they are also thinking of other children that were gone too soon. They are thinking of the parents, who have been handed a lifetime of grief. They are also thinking of their own loved ones, and holding them a little tighter. Other loss parents that have ordered a necklace wear it and think of their own babies, and know how much the extra time that can be provided from a CuddleCot will mean.
Whenever Brandon and I are together, and someone tells us we are great, he tells them it was all me, but it was really everyone else. There's no way we could have saved $3,000 in a week to make the first purchase. That was all because of you guys. Whether you bought a necklace, made a donation, or simply shared our posts on social media, you helped us achieve this goal. And by participating in our project, you have shown us loss parents that our children will always matter, and that is the greatest gift anyone could ever give us.
So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. We could not have done this without all of your support, and we will be thankful for it for the rest of our lives.