Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope

I wanted to spotlight another great resource for connection with others that have suffered infant loss.  The website is called Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope.

Child loss can be so isolating, so lonely at times.  I have felt at times avoided by others because of their discomfort with having to interact with me after I lost my daughter.  Perhaps they didn't know how to handle my sadness and so avoiding me helped with their own discomfort.  That is the beautiful thing about connecting with other loss mothers is the comfort we have in discussing our children, our pain and feelings.

Here is how they've explained how Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope was started.....

If you have found this site because you have recently lost a child, first of all we'd like to say we're so, so sorry you are here, but welcome you just the same. This "babyloss" community is a community no one wants or should ever have to join, but its members are some of the kindest, selfless, most amazing women you will ever have the chance to cross paths with.

We hope that seeing the faces and reading the stories of others who have been where you are brings you a tiny bit of peace as you begin this journey. Please know you are not alone. 

At the end of many of the stories here, contact information is listed for the writer; please feel free to reach out to these women. They are here to help.

If you are interested in connecting to other loss mothers through the web you can also do so on their new forum.  Click here.

They have also posted a great list of 10 ways to support the person in your life who has just lost a baby.  You can read that here.

You can submit your own loss story to their site, you can do so here.

Interested in donating to Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope?  You can do so here.

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope are also sponsoring a Holiday Gift Exchange.  To find out more about that go here.

Make sure to stop by Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope and support all they do for baby loss moms!


Courtney said...

Thank you so much for this Monica. This means a lot to all of us.

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