The Dear Anna Story
Hi! We are Nick and Sarah, and this is our firecracker daughter, Reese. Anna is also our daughter. She is Reeses's identical twin sister, who we lost 3 short days after their early arrival into this world following a terrifying Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) diagnosis. The space between deep sadness and joy is unlike anything we've felt or known before. To say we are on a roller coaster, daily, is an understatement. We have high highs and low lows.
Sitting in a kitchen in October, with two sisters and two brother-in-laws, this idea was born. We desperately wanted to lift those leaving the hospital without their babes and we knew the products we wanted to send. We also knew we wanted to be able to open the world up to supporting their loved ones in times of grief, so we began the discussion.
My sister looked up and said "lets's call it, Dear Anna," and with that, our boxes were born. Boxes that send love to others by people that want to support them in their times of sorrow, and boxes that are gifted to strangers because of the love of strangers in the their darkest, scariest time.
This small idea has grown faster than we thought, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to offer products that will bring those experiencing loss and aching for a hope, a small token of comfort. Something that allows others to say: "I see you, I am here". Big or small it's in the moments that someone has reached out to us and remembered our girl that helped to carry us through.
It is our sincere hope to help others reach out to loved ones who have lost or are going through a difficult time, and to push past that uncomfortable feeling of not knowing what to say and when to say it.
Thank you for being a part of our Journey!
The Inches xx