A few weeks ago, I shared the heartbreaking story of little Riggs that passed away at just a little over a year old. His mother, Caroline, sought to bring awareness to Bereaved Parents Month. She reached out to local newspapers and news stations. While it took a little bit of time, Caroline has had success with what she set out to do. Bloggers shared her story and brought attention and awareness through their posts, our local newspaper ran stories on the Farmers, and then Caroline met Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina! WIS TV, a news station out of Columbia, shared her story. NOW they have set up a time this Thursday when Caroline will be live in the studio and on air with them. Not only that, but Caroline announced today that Governor Nikki Haley will be signing a proclamation Thursday recognizing July as Bereaved Parents Month in the state of South Carolina.
If you haven’t followed Caroline’s Facebook page Remembering Riggs before now, please do so to show your support and offer prayers for her and her husband, Justin. Caroline shares her inner most thoughts, raw feelings, and beautiful pictures of Riggs with the world. She has been forced into a life she would have never thought in a million years that she would have had. In the mist of her pain, she reaches out of her own grief to help those around her that are hurting. She shares about Jesus, and this is HUGE!! When tragedy strikes, often times people will either run away from God or run TO God. I’m thankful that Caroline has fallen into the arms of her Lord and Savior so He can comfort her as only He can. God is close to the brokenhearted, as scripture tells us.
Caroline sought to bring awareness … and boy has she ever in such a big way!! Way to Go, Caroline! You did it!!!