Mom burst into tears after man transformed her stillborn son's crib
Bringing a child into the world is one of life's most wonderful experiences. On the contrary, losing a child is one of the most excruciating things to endure.
Valerie Watts was devastated when she gave birth to a stillborn boy. She was already nine months pregnant, with only a few days before she was due to give birth. "All week I knew, he wasn't moving as much," she told Fox 9, "I was very nervous".
It was at this point that she was given the bad news. She was carrying a stillborn baby. After a long grieving period, she was prepared to part with most of the items she had bought for her son, Noah. But the white crib was not one of them.
As time passed, the Cokato, Minnesota, woman eventually decided to set up a garage sale. She sold the crib to a man named Gerald and his wife, but little did she know the crib was about to return to her in the most unexpected way.
Gerald restores old furniture in his spare time and thought he could make use of the crib. He was persistent about buying it but could sense a feeling of uncertainty from Valerie’s side
She told him and his wife the story of her lost son. Little did Valerie know, Gerald set to work on her crib, but not for the reason she'd initially expected. He took the crib home and decided to transform the crib into a memorial bench for Valerie’s lost baby.
Gerald decided to bring the crib back to Valerie and just a week later he returned to the family’s home with the beautiful memorial chair. The grieving mom was moved beyond words by his touching gift.
Even in the darkest of times, there is still light being shared out of the goodness of people's hearts. "It's amazing, and there's good people out there. There's proof," said Valerie.