Happy Mother's day to my readers who are moms. To all of you who put your heart and soul into being great moms and great role models I truly appreciate you. :)
Today however I want to share with you a group that focuses their love and time on those parents of angel babies. Like Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, introduced to you by my dear friend Jill, Kendell's Warmth focuses on parents who have lost a child and those who are struggling with deeply painful situations. Stephanie is Kendell's mom, Kendell is her angel baby. Here is what Stephanie says on her web page "Hello all,
I lost my son Kendell Ryan Diersing at 19 weeks and 3 days into my pregnancy. He had a condition known as Triploidy which is where the unborn child has 69 chromosomes rather than the normal 46 chromosomes. He also had a number of other health issues/ complications due to that condition. While pregnant with him, I was crocheting two blankets for him. There were pastel baby prints not knowing that he would never be able to use them. Since his passing on October 15, 2008, I have found so much comfort and warmth from his blankets that I have decided to extend this offer to anyone who has lost their loved one. I do not limit to one can buy one for I do them for parents, sibilings, grandparents,spouses, family members, child/ pregnancy loss, rainbow babies, cancer patients, etc." Her words are salve to the hearts of any parent who has had a child now in heaven.
Stephanie and her best friend create beautiful hand made items for those who have experienced loss or are struggling with a personal situation of pain, all they ask is for a little money for the yarn and to defray the cost of shipping. Unlike NILMDTS, Stephanie and her friend do all the work themselves. However part of this service is providing a safe, non-judgmental place for people to express their grief. In my personal experience these tragedies cause people to grow, wither, or get stuck somewhere in between. Stephanie turned her grief in to an outreach with over 500 followers on Facebook! You can be sure that the way Stephanie, her friend, and her followers have helped people move through the stages of grief in many ways. The most obvious is a tangible form. You can see the blankets displayed here:http://kendellswarmth2008.webs.com/apps/photos/
Stephanie can be reached on her web page http://kendellswarmth2008.webs.com/contact-me or on her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KendellsWarmth?fref=ts
The project needs funds, gift cards, yarn donations, to keep the work up to speed with the requests. Many parents have suffered in silence which is why I am so deeply grateful for the work Stephanie does through Kendell's Warmth. If you need her help, want to donate or want to support those who have experienced loss please, visit the Kendall's Warmth pages.
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