It has to be one of the most wonderful feelings in the world to be expecting a child. The anticipation of the joyous days that will follow the birth of that bundle of joy fills the parents-to-be with enthusiasm.
Valerie Watts was looking forward to seeing her baby’s face when she gave birth to a stillborn baby boy, but her joy and emotions were destroyed.
Her pregnancy was going swimmingly for the first few months, but suddenly everything changed.
Noah’s umbilical chord was pinched in the womb, and his life was cut short before it even began.
Watts couldn’t seem to shake his sadness. Despite the fact that her son did not survive, she was unable to part with the crib she had purchased for him, and keeping it at home served as a reminder of the sorrow that had befallen her.
Gerald Kumpula recalled, “She was a little hesitant.” “I had a feeling she didn’t want to sell it, yet she did.”
Kumpula owned a workshop on the outskirts of Cokato and resided a few kilometres distant. He was interested in buying the crib when he saw it at the Watts family garage sale, even though it wasn’t on sale.
Kumpulas had no idea what happened to the crib back then.
Kumpulas knew the crib belonged to the Watts family, so he chose to return it to them after transforming it.
Kumpulas’ cradle bench serves as a remembrance of the tragic times, but it also serves as a sign of solace for the bereaved parents.
“Both parents are accountable for their children’s moral development and upbringing. It should start at the beginning, and parents should endeavour to instil positive values and lessons in their children.”