The loss of a child is devastating, but the loss of two new-born children, one after the other is quite frankly, unbearable. For 30-year-old Rachel George and her 31-year-old husband, Sam from Danville, IL this was their tragic reality. They lost their two young babies within less than two years of each other, due to undetected heart conditions. Rather than dwell on her grief, Rachel shared everything on Instagram including the miscarriage she suffered before the births. Although the couple has given up on having their own biological children, they are hoping that within two years they will be able to adopt an American baby.
However, Rachel meanwhile is working hard to raise the funds required to through selling a line of T-shirts that she has designed, which celebrate the beauty of coffee, for sale in her Etsy store, ‘Trees and Flowers’. As Rachel and Sam own a local coffee shop, Rachel decided that coffee would be a wonderful theme for her range of clothing, and designing them would be a great way to keep focusing on the positive, after suffering such tragedy, and allow her to heal.
“It all sounds so dramatic when I write it down, but I really think that making my first batch of Trees & Flowers shirts last year brought a tiny sliver of meaning back into my meaningless days. My hands were busy, my mind was distracted, and a making some silly shirts just might have saved my life. We look forward to the day that we will have a house with children in it, and the joy that we will get to experience in seeing our children grow.”