Nathan and I about our story giving back through Blessed with More as well as our experience coping with the loss of our children during the holidays. We'd share our hearts with you today in hopes that you're able to support grieving parents, or practice self care for your own grieving heart. These are some do's and don'ts to help show love to a grieving parent during the holidays.
Christmas can be an especially hard time to be away from family and all of the holiday traditions we love. Many families find themselves in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a child facing medical complications. Each year Blessed with More prepares a special Christmas stocking for these babies and their families in Duluth, Minnesota.
SPONSOR A BABY LOSS BEAR or MEMORY BOX or MISCARRIAGE GIFT BAG : Gladly accepting any amount, however a $30 donation is asked to sponsor a Memory Box in memory of a child. I also offer Baby Loss Bears and Miscarriage Gift Bags. I don't have the words to fully explain what it's like to … Continue reading Baby Loss Memory Boxes
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 … Continue reading Help Us Fill Empty Arms
***Our 2020 fundraiser is complete. If you'd still like to donate directly, click the link below! Thank YOU for helping provide light and love to families in our community facing the loss of a precious child.*** SPONSOR A BABY LOSS BEAR or MEMORY BOX or MISCARRIAGE GIFT BAG : ------ It's been over 8 years … Continue reading FUNDRAISER: Greeting Card Box Sets by Usborne Books & More (Complete)
New life. LIFE. No doctors. No drugs. And yet LIFE. To say that I'm shocked is an understatement. We had come to the tentative decision to end this infertility journey after walking a bumpy road of trials once again. Nate was on one page and I on another. I went to therapy to try to FIND … Continue reading New Life Grows Hope
One of the sessions at the 2014 Stillbirth Summit was a free writing workshop. After such an intense few days of medical research and information I was ready for a creative release. Although I've enjoyed writing for quite some time I haven't really sat down in a creative sense since my days in college. I was … Continue reading You Came Back To Me
I'm honored to share another beautiful project in memory of a child gone too soon. My friend Jackie Sondrol (brought together through our mutual loss) recently started making these amazing Butterfly Boxes for women who suffer a miscarriage. I've felt so called to do something for all forms of baby loss but with the numbers … Continue reading Butterfly Boxes by Aiden’s Wings
More to come in a full post about their second birthday. Thank you auntie Kaylie and cousin Parker for remembering our little ones.
Two years ago today – Valentine's Day 2012 was a bittersweet day. Ten days prior we said goodbye to our sweet babies. Three days prior we had their memorial service. To say I wasn't in a celebratory mood was an understatement. Our friends from church were getting together for a couples' night out at one … Continue reading Bittersweet Valentine’s Day