My causes

I am currently involved in various causes. The first is a petition to regulate, license, and treat midwives as we would any other health professional.

I have created a Loss Survey as I am rather curious as to what the statistics really say!

Lastly, I am getting started creating birth announcements and birth/death announcements. Announcements are free for bereaved parents. Any proceeds will go towards purchasing casting kits for bereavement programs at local hospitals. My hope is to be able to spread this ministry out and provide these to even more hospitals around the country, and possibly overseas. I would also like to have kits on hand for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Bereavement Photographers. If you are looking for any other type of announcement, Drop me a line and I will work with you. Contact me for more info !

Sunday, September 28, 2008

When a child dies

When your child dies, the devastation it leaves behind is massive. This child you loved and carried inside of you, birthed, and held is gone. The emptiness is imeasurable. You aren't back to normal as soon as the funeral is over. You are NEVER back to normal. Something like seeing seasonal stuff out at the store brings a renewed sense of loss because it is one more thing you won't celebrate with your child. Family functions are no longer fun get togethers. They are a reminder that your child isn't here. If you have lost a child, you'll know exactly what I am talking about. If you have never lost a child, this may all sound strange to you. If you've been touched by child loss, you will probably understand as well, if you had a close relationship to the child.

If you have never suffered like this but know somebody who has, do what you can to let the parents know that although you don't understand, your there for them. Call them and genuinely ask how are you. Show them that you haven't forgotten about their child. Don't assume that once a set time has passed that we are ok, because we aren't. Nothing will ever be ok again. We usually aren't up to doing alot. Don't assume that something is a magic pill to healing us all up. In our early days, we will most likely take offense to those who couldn't even conjur up an I'm sorry. Even if you don't know what to say, say "I'm sorry". Heck, go to the store and just buy a card and sign your name. Don't do nothing, because we will most likely remember and hold that hurt in our hearts. Instead of it being "I don't know what to say" on your part, to us, it is "I don't care". Please don't ever tell us you want nothing to do with the child or want to no longer see anything. Having someone not accept your child hurts more than words can say. If there is a charity or remembrance, be involved. Doing something in that child's name means so much. If anything about this child's death makes you uncomfortable, consider how we feel. We don't like or enjoy this life. We just have no other option than to suck it up and continue on. I have also found that the more you can deal with us talking about it, the more able we are to get it out of our systems at that moment and think about other things. If we are sitting in silence, the thoughts and feelings are just brewing. Let us cry. Crying is just the thing we need at times. If you are able to show us compassion, love, and understanding we will be able and willing to do so at a time when you need us.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Headstone is in and Help us fight for justice


For our baby girl and every other baby out there who could be in danger. This is a petition to try and make it law that all midwives in the state of Ohio have to be licensed and that there are rules and regulations they MUST follow. I would appreciate this being sent to everybody you know so that the word can get out.





Friday, September 26, 2008

Review on Doll Sculptor

One day I was searching the web and found a woman who sculpts dolls. The doll will be shipped today and she has sent me pictures of her progress. I cannot say enough about her!! She is such a kind and loving person. Donations are always appreciated to help her defray costs associated with this ministry. Her site is Newborn Bliss. Angela is so incredibly talented! I can promise that you will be satisfied if you order a special OOAK sculpted doll from her!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Got my Announcements site up!

And it is located at http://www.geocities.com/heartfeltimprints/index.html. It's not all that great yet, but, after the day I have had, I'm just glad to have it up! I will be adding more to it as I think it does look plain!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My New Forum

I have the Moms of Angels one but decided I wanted something different. So, I created Angels Among Us. This board will cover all types of losses but Child Loss will be the biggie. I have also included Abortion Loss because the need for it is high!!! Come check it out!!! I'm going to be plugging away at making it better. If you know anything about Invision boards, you can give me some help, lol!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lately

I'm also trying out a survey site, so if your interested, click here.

We had our power out for a little while so I'm behind!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Put a video on God Tube

It is ranking #33 right now in the most viewed today videos!! http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=aad4a072960f2f00759a For some reason, it makes me really happy to know.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sharing Mary's Stuff




I stopped into a florist yesterday and asked how much it would be to get that ribbon. They only charged me 1.50 to make that. I created Mary a findagrave site yesterday as well. We are waiting for her headstone to be in sometime this month. I think the anxiety of waiting is going to drive me nuts. I'm anxious yet scared to see it.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Just an idea

Since I want so badly to be able to donate these impression kits to the hospital, I have to find a way to purchase them. My idea is to create a website offering announcement cards. Since they are hard to find, I would like to do loss ones. I know that one of the hard things for me was that there weren't any little things to do that you normally would. Would it be too morbid to maybe do up It's a Boy or It's a Girl congratulation cards?? I would have to add something to make them sweet. I've thought of buying myself something that says It's a Girl.

Yesterday Mary sent me a sign! It was a tiny white feather that literally just fell from the sky. What makes it even neater is that yesterday was the three month mark. It was on my mind all day.