A campaign to remember all the babies gone too soon
October is Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness month. This month hits home, as on October 21, 2019, Theo and Brittany’s 2nd daughter, Hannah Kathleen, was stillborn at just over 29 weeks gestation.
While they were in the hospital before delivery, they received a beautiful white box filled with special gifts made specifically for Hannah. It had 2 handmade gowns, bonnets, a photo album, a scripture ring, a little bible, blankets, and other gifts to help us honor her at birth. They had felt ill-prepared for delivery, and didn’t know how to move forward – what would they dress her in? Would they take pictures? This box helped them in a time when they didn’t know what they would need. It was a beautiful light in a very dark room. They learned later that it came from a ministry in Matthews, NC called Caleb Ministries.
Caleb ministries is an organization started by a couple whose son, Caleb, was stillborn over 30 years ago. They made it their mission to minister to families in similar situations by providing memory boxes to grieving families in the hospital before giving birth to their sleeping babies. The boxes are made specifically for the size the family will need based on how far along they were in their pregnancy. The boxes include clothes, blankets and other props you may use for the special pictures after birth. It also includes a book of other testimonials from families who have been there too – letting the grieving family know they are not alone.
Over the years, this ministry has grown to also provide marriage counseling for couples who have experienced loss through pregnancy, stillbirth, infant loss or infertility.
This is a campaign to remember all babies gone too soon. 10% of all sales collected during this campaign will go directly to Caleb Ministries, so they can continue this ministry that has blessed us beyond measure. We would love to be able to pay for counseling for up to 6 different families through our campaign for this year! Our goal is to raise $7,500 from now until November 13th. Every order counts!