In April of this year, I applied, and was accepted to an organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep as a Volunteer Photographer. NILMDTS provides remembrance photography to families suffering the loss of a newborn.
I have known of the organization for some time now. I looked into the application requirements a while back, but I was intimidated and apprehensive, and put off applying, telling myself I would do it soon.
Finally, one afternoon in March of this year, I had a conversation with my younger sister, who is a Labor & Delivery nurse, that made it clear I could no longer put off applying. I realized that there was no NILMDTS presence here in Southeastern Connecticut, and that families in my own backyard facing an unimaginable loss did not have this service available to them. That evening, I submitted my application to NILMDTS and a few weeks later I found out that I was accepted.