Wrapped In Love Ministries
Some of you know that I’ve been working on starting up a ministry for those who have lost a baby due to stillbirth, or preemie death. I’ve finally got a blog up, and have made it “official”. Here’s my opening blog post, with some info about the ministry.
Welcome to Wrapped In Love blanket ministries. This ministry has been growing in my heart for well over a year (you can read the full story on the blog’s about page by clicking here), but it started with a seed that began to grow in my heart, after I had my second miscarriage when I lost triplets. Through that grief, the one thing that I was aware of more than anything else, was the feeling of emptiness. I would never have those babies to hold, and never have any pictures of them, to keep as memories. I wanted something tangible to hold onto, something to hug as I cried for my loss. That is where my heart birthed this ministry; to give mothers (and fathers) something tangible to keep, to help with the healing process.
My intent and desire, of this ministry, is to give preemie size afghans to those parents who have either had stillborn births, or micro preemies that may not make it beyond a few days or weeks. Whether the parents choose to use the afghans as a burial blanket, or keep it as a memory will be their choice. My heart is that they would know that someone cares. It could make all the difference in the world to them. I will begin with a network on hospitals here in New England, but my hope is that we will be able to make a difference to every parent who has suffered this loss, wherever they may be.
For contributions: Blankets can be crocheted, knitted, or sewn. Size is not mandatory, but blankets should be approx. 20″ X 20″. Please use a soft yarn. All colors and patterns are welcome.
Blankets should be mailed to:
Wrapped in Love Ministries
c/o Ambassador Crochet
29 Liska Road
Willington, CT 06279
I will be adding some free patterns, for blankets, over the next few weeks. I would love it if you would join me in reaching out to these parents. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!