Saturday, October 30, 2010
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
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.
Monday, October 25, 2010
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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.