Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We Encourage- Project Hope

Today is a very special "we encourage". My lovely friend Laura is visiting today to tell you all about an amazing project she is working on. I know so many hearts will be touched and lifted up by the work she is doing. I hope all of you will consider helping her in any way you can.

Thank you Laura for giving us the opportunity to participate in this with you!

Hi there! I'm Laura, the girl behind the blog Splendor. 
I am so honored to be here with you today, sharing something that has a huge part of my heart. Project Hope. A project I recently started in order to reach out and offer hope to other mom's like myself who have lost precious babies.

When I lost my first daughter Grace Ann at 20weeks, I was given a box filled with sweet little things to remember her. It meant so much. I couldn't believe people I had never met could care so much. Instead of leaving completely empty handed, I had a box full of special little things to take with me. Her little life valued and honored.

When we lost our second daughter Faith Marie at 24 weeks, we were given a box again. In that box was a little pink bear with a small blanket attached. I can remember holding on to it that night, telling myself I would have another healthy baby girl and I would give her that bear as her own one day.

We were blessed with another baby girl. Our precious daughter Mia Glory. That little bear is her favorite. She has to have it with her all of the time. To see her with it, means more to me than I can ever say. It serves as a reminder of her sweet sister, and of God's goodness and promises fulfilled.
To read more about the heart behind this project you can start here.

I have teamed up with an organization called Threads of Love that makes these memory boxes. I am working with one of the San Antonio chapters, but the organization is nation wide.

October 15th, Project Hope was launched with a goal to make 50 of these boxes.  I am beyond blessed by the hearts of women who have wanted to donate not only their time, but their gifts and talents as well. Each item that will go into these boxes is handmade. Crochet hats and booties, handstamped tokens with the word Hope, and prints of the verse Jeremiah 29:11 are just a few of the items that have been so graciously donated.

Currently we are in need of craft supplies to make these boxes. Each box is decorated special and unique. We need any kind of craft supply you could think of: scrapbook paper, modge podge, lace, strands of pearl, ribbon. 

Also, if you crochet, we could use more hats and booties. These can be used by the mom to be put into a shadow box and made as a memory of the baby. 

Monetary donations can also be made. Funds will go toward the purchase of craft supplies as well as the boxes. 5$ will buy one of the craft boxes that can be purchased at Hobby Lobby.

You can also go here for a full list of the items needed for the boxes.

If you would like to partner with us to make this possible, I would love to hear from you. You can email me at bitsofsplendor@yahoo.com.

Also, to get updated on all of the Project Hope posts, just click on the "Project Hope Start Here" button on the sidebar of my blog.

You can also help by grabbing a button and spreading the word about Project Hope

Most of all, please keep this is in your prayers as we strive to bring hope to mom's in the moments of their greatest despair. We can't give them all the answers but we can point them in the direction of the One who can!

Thank you for allowing me to share this Jami! I love your beautiful heart! 



Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty said...

I am sooooo INSPIRED--- I will be e-mailing Laura Today!!!

Vanessa said...

I will like to get involve in that project. I also lost my first daughter Maria Isabel at 20.5 weeks.

hannah singer said...

love love love this.
and thanks for the reminder to add this button!

praying for the lord to continue to work mightily in this ministry! xoxo

Talysa said...

My first time linking up. Love this ministry. THanks for hosting and I am now following. :-)

Amy said...

Wonderful and amazing. Already encouraged!

Abby Jo @ Homesteadryingracks.com said...

My first time linking up. I lost three of my babies, very encouraging. Hope this giveaway helps out someone, we live off-grid and now have five children. Would love for you to come over and enter the giveaway. Thanks, Abby Jo

theolivetree said...

what a sweet project...off to check it out :)

Erin said...

she has such a gorgeous and sweet heart :)