By far, one of the most challenging and emotionally barren seasons of my life was giving birth to my premature daughter. My third baby spent three weeks in the NICU (neo natal intensive care unit) and it was a roller coaster with high highs and low lows.
Every Christmas we return to remember and honor the people who saved our daughter's life. We also empathize with the exhausted, new parents on their long and frightening NICU journey.
In honor of Mother's Day and our new Do-It-For-Others project, I am pleased to introduce you to a brand new organization, Hailey's Hope, born out of a grief most of us will never know. Kristin, Hailey's mom, lost her precious daughter in January this year when she was just 36 days old. She has turned her sorrow into a beautiful testimony and ministry in her baby's honor by blessing other NICU families with special gift bags.
The gift bags for NICU parents provide a gentle touch of comfort during a difficult time.
What we are collecting to add to gift bags (ITEMS MUST BE NEW):
- Stuffed animals, stuffed rattles, stuffed animals w/small blankies attached
- Preemie clothes-boy, girl and unisex (most Dept. stores carry preemie clothes, including WalMart)
Please let me know BY COMMENTING if you think your family can send an item!
Some of you can send a lot, some only a little. Please consider sending something (I will collect the items the month of May and send one large box to Hailey's Hope).
We are THAT family
8000 Research Forest Dr. Ste. 115-110
Spring, TX 77382
Deadline for this project is June 1st. If you can participate, I have a treat for you, please visit my community for a chance to win something special for yourself or Mom on Mother's Day!