Help Us Fill Empty Arms

As many of you know, I’ve been working with local hospitals for several years to provide baby loss memory boxes in honor of the five babies I’ve lost. I’m happy to now provide the comfort of another gift to these grieving families. A teddy bear. Each family receives a large teddy bear after the loss of a baby. If that family has other children at home, they too receive a smaller bear in memory of their sibling.

HELP US BRING THESE BEARS HOME

BWM_Bears

SPONSOR A BABY LOSS BEAR or MEMORY BOX or MISCARRIAGE GIFT BAG :
Gladly accepting any amount, however a $20 donation
is asked to sponsor a Baby Loss Bear in memory of a child.
I also offer Memory Boxes and Miscarriage Gift Bags.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

BWM_BearsBoxes

You’ve likely heard of “empty arms” but if you haven’t lived through the loss of a baby you’ll never know the depth of that pain. It’s something that I can’t explain fully and nobody should have to endure. My arms, along with my heart, physically and emotionally hurt to a level beyond comprehension. Yes, my arms physically HURT.

LittleLambs

One of the things that provided comfort for me was the ability to hug and hold three stuffed lambs. I never thought I would find such comfort in a stuffed animal as a grown adult, but I did in a very real way. On my darkest nights I grabbed hold of them as tight as I could and prayed for sleep to come quickly.

BWM_Bears_IMG_5337

Other organizations have also sponsored teddy bears for loss families, such as 11 Angels (also fiscally sponsored by Star Legacy Foundation) in the Minnesota metro area and Bears of Hope in Australia who both offer a full package of loss materials along with their bears. Read these personal responses from families who received a bear from 11 Angels.

My bear is my most prized possession because he was in the crib with my son and I can still smell him when I hold my bear.

I get a real peace when I see my “Connor” bear sitting on the shelf.  It’s as though my little man Connor is there with me.

I don’t know how to thank you for the things you gave me in the hospital. Everything is so very comforting but the bear is extra special.  Sometimes my arms ache so terribly to hold my daughter so I just rock the bear instead and it makes all the difference in the world.

Will you help me fill this need in Northern Minnesota? (If you’re outside of this area please consider donating to Molly Bears as they send bears around the world; or donate bears or boxes in your own community!) If you feel called to give I’d love your support for either the funding of a box or a bear.

If you use the donation link below please be sure to note who your bear is donated in memory or in honor of. Each and every bear is sponsored with a special name on their tag to recognized who helped bring this bear home and help the family know that they’re not alone. This can be especially healing when a bear or box is donated in memory of another child.

BabyLossBears

You can find the baby loss memory box & bear donation link below. Remember all donations are tax deductible due to our fiscal sponsorship with Star Legacy Foundation.

SPONSOR A BABY LOSS BEAR or MEMORY BOX or MISCARRIAGE GIFT BAG :
Gladly accepting any amount, however a $20 donation
is asked to sponsor a Baby Loss Bear in memory of a child.
I also offer Memory Boxes and Miscarriage Gift Bags.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Help Us Fill Empty Arms

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s