We called Hudson, “Buzzy,” a silly, but fitting nickname that evolved during our brief time with him.
My name is Amanda Drews. My husband, Nate, and I married in 2008 and although I was only 22 on our wedding day, I had no doubt Nate was the person I was meant to be with.
I could not wait to start a family with him. By our second anniversary, we were expecting our first child, Calvin Henry Drews. I loved being a mom and Nate was an amazing father. We loved being ‘The Drews” and knew that we wanted to expand our family.
Unfortunately, getting pregnant a second time didn’t come as easy. We experienced three and a half long years of secondary infertility. Never losing hope, in the summer of 2014 our prayers were finally answered. Elated by the news of our second pregnancy, we were even more excited after learning it would be another boy.
Hudson Smidt Drews was born on April 4th, 2015. He was everything we had hoped for and more. Sadly, we were only given 13 short months with Hudson. He passed away on May 15th, 2016 of unknown causes. He wasn’t sick. In fact, he was perfectly healthy. It was nothing we could have prepared for. He simply fell asleep the night before and never woke up. We were devastated.
We called Hudson, “Buzzy,” a silly, but fitting nickname that evolved during our brief time with him. Upon losing him, Nate and I knew we would never forget him. We wanted to find a way to keep his silly, vibrant, and contagiously happy spirit alive. Thus, “Buzzy’s Bees” was born.
Starting this non-profit is our way of creating Hudson’s legacy. It’s our goal to help other families with some of the expenses that arise from burying a child, along with any emotional support they may need.