In an hour, it'll be Mother's Day. I want to wish all the mothers out there a very happy, peaceful mother's day- especially those mothers who are not always recognized as mothers. Your babies, regardless of how long they were in your life, will always be your babies. I encourage you to find a way to acknowledge them.
- Share your baby's story here (link).
- Find a project to take on in your baby's name.
- Contribute to a project already in progress.
- Make a donation to the Gideons International in memory of your baby, to have New Testaments distributed in his or her name.
- Put a memorial/statue in your flower garden in memory of your baby
- If you haven't done so yet, name your baby.
I know this post is getting long, but I'd like to share a list of projects and blogs other baby loss parents have started in order to share the legacy of their children. Feel free to add yours in the comments or let me know of any corrections that need to be made!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!
www.prenatalpartnersforlife.org “We offer support by connecting parents facing an adverse diagnosis with other parents who have had the same diagnosis. We have many resources such as adoption agencies with clients waiting to adopt and love a special needs child should a parent feel they could not care for them.”
www.missinggrace.org “Missing GRACE Foundation's mission is to provide resources and support for families that have experienced: pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility or adoption and to advocate for comprehensive, patient-focused prenatal care for all women. Five core areas encompass the heart of the mission: Grieve, Restore, Arise, Commemorate and Educate.”
Project Palmer http://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Palmer/337249116318905
“providing hand-made memories for families facing loss”
Katie's Fighters http://www.facebook.com/pages/Katies-Fighters/123906067701444 - set up to promote awareness and help families with funeral costs for babies with anencephaly
Brinley's Gift http://www.facebook.com/BrinleysGift -set up to help families with funeral costs for babies with anencephaly
Everlasting Grace – collecting baby blankets and items to donate to hospitals for grieving families
Sustaining Grace -pays for 4D ultrasounds
Angel by My Side -make birth annoucements
On The Wings Of A Butterfly- memory boxes and butterflies
Faces Of Loss
String of Pearls
NILMDTS- bereavement photography
Be Not Afraid
Stephanie Dyer Still Standing online magazine
Sufficient Grace http://www.sufficientgrace.net/ “Sufficient Grace Ministries for Women, a 501 (c ) 3 non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization, was founded in 2004 by Kelly Gerken with the purpose of reaching out to women and families to offer comfort, encouragement and hope. The Dreams of You division of this ministry was created specifically to provide comfort to women and families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.”
Baby Boards: http://www.facebook.com/babyboards “A baby board is a custom designed remembrance decor item. Special pricing for bereaved family. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://writtenforyourwall.blogspot.com/p/test.html for more information. 100% customizable.”
Moving on, but never forgetting.
You've Become My Light
A Willful Heart: The Journey of Palmer
The Little Journey of Baby Thomas
Caring for Carleigh
Misty Palka Nielson
Under His Wings
Andrea Hernandez Cude
The Story of our Gift from God; Paige Miracle!
Sophia Grace's Journey: An Anencephaly Story
Everyday Carnival at the
Caring Bridge site
Melanie Larsen Sinouthasy
Josie Louise Ward
Our Miracle Lilly
Amelia Grace: a journey of life
Melissa Raabe Lorang