The Perfect Cadence was birthed from a loss.
In July of 2014 my husband George and I were 8 ½ months pregnant with our first daughter, Cadence Sabrina. Our friends and family celebrated her impending arrival with not one but two AMAZING baby showers. We danced, we ate (we decorated onesies) -- we had a wonderful time! It was one of the best days of our lives, second only to our wedding day. George and I stared at all of the gifts she received in awe and I remember him saying “there are living, breathing people in this world that don’t have as much love as our baby has and she hasn’t even gotten here!” Our village of family and friends showered us and our baby with love and we could not have been more grateful and humbled. Less than a week later, we learned that Cadence’s heart suddenly stopped beating.
We continue to mourn her loss daily but one thing that brought us comfort in the hospital room during her delivery, at the cemetery during her burial, and that continues to bring us comfort every day, is the knowledge of how much she was loved even before she entered this world. The memories and pictures of our shower bring us so much joy and peace, despite the confusion and pain from her loss. Cadence was one loved baby and we know she would want other babies to feel that love and welcoming energy too!
Through The Perfect Cadence we will provide celebrations for families who, for whatever reason, do not have the same village and/or resources that we have been blessed with. We also want to support families that have had a loss both at the time of their loss and when they try again to add to their family! Please check out our site, read about our upcoming fundraisers and events, and send us a note if you want to connect with us. We really want to hear from you!
Share your loss
We were and continue to be saddened to belong to the club of parents who have lost a child. We would love to connect with you whether you need someone to talk to, pray with, or just want to share your story. Please click here to send us a note.
Also, if you have experienced a loss after your shower as we did and want to donate your gifts to be shared with other families in need, please let us know and we are happy to collect and distribute your gifts to a family that will put them to good use. Please note that at this time we can only collect from addresses in the Chicago area.