Thursday, March 11, 2010

A little diversion

A few weeks ago I'd heard that a family at my church lost their newborn preemie after he's lived for only 10 days. I felt heart broken that all this family had to remember this baby was a few cell phone pictures. And in mos of those he was covered in tubes and wired and surgical tape. And so, I asked her if it would be okay for me to sculpt a doll for them. She through many tears said yes. Yesterday they picked up the baby doll I'd made for them and wondered at the details of the doll that were so much like their son. His father made exclamations at how alike the eyes, ears and nose were. I am happy to have made a good representation of their baby. I didn't charge them for the work, and when they asked if they could pay me for it, I told them they could reimburse me for the cost of the clay.

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