The Capri Bow. For most, this is going to be just a bow…but for me and my family, and some of you, it’s going to mean so much more.
On this day last year, I received the horrifying phone call that my twin brother and his wife had lost their little girl, my niece, inutero, at 34 weeks pregnant. Our family was devastated and broken. Our hearts were shattered, because after many failed infertility treatments to try and conveive, this round of IVF had taken, and they were blessed with an absolute 3lb 14oz miracle…Addison Capri.
In my brothers words “on April 14th, 2015, we were robbed. We were robbed of a perfect, absolutely beautiful, blonde haired, long eye lashed baby girl. It's not just the death of my daughter that shatters my heart into pieces, it's the possibility of what could have been. And at that horrible moment we were then unexpectedly preparing for expenses and details that no parent should EVER find themselves prepared for."
A few months later, after some healing and grieving, I began researching infant loss. I was shocked to find out that one in four families will experience a pregnancy or infant loss in their lifetime. I started discussing this with my brother, and he had mentioned THE TEARS FOUNDATION; a non-profit organization that “seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their precious baby who has died.”
With this platform and this business, I knew then, I had to do something. I wanted to make a mark and give back, even if in some small way, and with the help of my brother, the concept of the Capri bow was made.
This collection will consist of mostly modern fabrics and florals. Jake and Jenn have always referred to Addison as their “wildflower” and I want nothing more than to represent her in the designs of these bows.
For every Capri Bow that is purchased, a bow will be donated, and all proceeds made with the purchase of the bow, will go directly to THE TEARS FOUNDATION.
Dealing with my own personal secondary infertility issues, my heart goes out to those of you who struggle with infertility, who have dealt with a loss, and those that long to have a child. It’s so incredibly difficult to know what to say and what to do, but please know that you are not alone.
"Child loss is not an event, it's an indescribable journey of survival."