Saturday, October 30, 2010

Adding Resources

Do you know of a resource or service that has been helpful to you? I'd love to hear from all of you. I would like to spotlight someone that gives back or provides a needed service.

Also, if anyone would like to do a guest post I'd love it!! Highlight your blog, your service, or your angel.

Just send me an email and I'll set it up!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Candle

I wanted to spotlight another national non-profit organization that provides a great service. First Candle is a company that focuses on Stillbirth and SIDS education, resources, and research. They also offer 24 hour/7 day a week grief crisis counseling to those that have lost an infant.
You can contact their crisis grief counselors toll free at 1-800-221-7437.

I have copied their introduction from their website. Click on over to First Candle and see what they have to offer.

Taken from the First Candle Website.....

Because Every Baby Deserves a First Birthday

First Candle is a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival. With help from a national network of partner organizations, we are working to increase public participation and support in the fight against Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other causes of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID).

Given the magnitude of our mission, First Candle believes that success in saving babies’ lives will be enhanced through strategic partnerships, collaboration and coalition-building. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors, employ a top-notch staff to manage our programs and services and utilize a national network of members and partners to support our efforts to provide every baby with the best possible chance to survive and thrive.

First Candle is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Recently ranked as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, First Candle also meets all guidelines as set forth by the Better Business Bureau and is listed in its Wise Giving Guide. We are proud of our ongoing record of maintaining administrative costs below the industry standard of 25.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss Blog Directory

I wanted to spotlight another blog that is providing so much good. The Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss Blog Directory. It is a resource for finding others who have suffered similar losses. One aspect about this directory that I enjoyed is how they have categorized all of the sections so that you know what loss the author has experienced. Their categories are....

Miscarriage and Other Losses Up to 20 Weeks
Stillbirth and Other Losses 20 Weeks to Term
Loss at Birth and Beyond
Medical Termination
Multiple Losses

After losing my daughter I had days where I felt so alone. I felt that there wasn't anyone around me that truly understood my breaking heart. It was healing at times to sit down and read about someone else's grief, have myself a good cry, and grieve my own loss. I have never met some of the people that I grew to "know" through their blog, but I am grateful for their courage to share and offer that hand of support to a stranger through their story.

I did notice that the Loss Directory has not been updated recently which is a shame, however, I think most of their links are still valid. Check them out and support their wonderful endeavor of bringing those of us that are grieving together.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Coming in November

November is a month for GRATITUDE. I am so grateful for my daughter Devon, even though she was not with me for long. In honor of all of our sweet angels, and as a way of expressing my gratitude for each of their sweet lives, I am planning a service project. I'll be posting more about it later but anyone who might be interested in helping.....drop me a message. :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Forming our Connections

Our connections to others is one of our greatest healing tools. Many find those connections through support groups, organized fundraising for a cause, or friends and family that have suffered from similar losses. Honoring our Angels is a resource for those that would like to make connections with others that have gone through similar losses and are also interested in service opportunities for families that are grieving. I am looking for a few people that are willing to help organize with me a service group to benefit these grieving families. Interested? Click on the link on the side of my blog that says contact me. I'd love to meet you and swap ideas.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

I wanted to spotlight a company that gives so much to families that have loss a baby. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) is a non-profit organization that offers families that have lost a child through stillbirth, and infant death the opportunity to have a professional pictures of their child and family free of cost. This company has touched my life and I know the lives of thousands of others. They are always in need of professional photographers, photo editors, and donations.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Walk to Remember

This Saturday, October 16th from 1-3 pm Share of Utah is hosting a remembrance walk. This will be held at Larkin Sunset Lawn on 2350 E. 1300S. Salt Lake City, UT

Share is a non-profit organization that offers support groups for those that have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.

Check out their website for more information about Share.

Check out their Facebook page as well. You can also join their event through Facebook here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October 15th

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This day is to promote The Wave of Light Celebration. From 7-8 pm in every time zone light a candle in honor of all babies that have died.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.


Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of the newborn child. National observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies. It also enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members on work to prevent causes of these problems.

Health care professionals recognize that trends of recent years, such as smaller family size and postponement of childbearing, adds another dimension of poignancy to the grief of parents who have lost infants. More than 700 local, national and international support groups are supplying programs and strategies designed to help parents cope with their loss. Parents who have suffered their own losses, health care professionals and specially trained hospital staff members are helping newly bereaved parents deal constructively with loss...

The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 314, has designated the month of October, as "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month" and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this month.

NOW, THEREFORE, I RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirteenth.

Ronald Reagan
Former President
United States of America

Honoring Our Angels Service Project

Honoring Our Angels Service Project
Click on the card to read more about the project.
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