Amongst the Parents magazines and Supercross Souvenir Editions are these Newsletters.
In the days after Lucas death and our empty handed homecoming I spent hours up at night scouring the Internet for women who have been through this. Women who have suffered such losses and went through it with faith.
I came across this organization of support groups entitled M.E.N.D. I was disappointed to see they were based out of Texas and had no meeting even in the state but signed up for their newsletter. It is filled with stories of other subscribers and their journey.
There is even a Birthday Tribute section. What a sad thought, but what a reality it is. Just yesterday did I get the chance to send in our own birthday tribute for Lucas. What may seem so awful, so foreign to some, brings me a little bit of joy. There is a place for him, worth noting, worth publishing, along with all the other babies lost.
Each newsletter focuses on a different topic. They have covered how others have celebrated their child's birthday each year, and others journey's to adoption after losses. I say losses because one of the biggest things you notice when reading about other families is that the majority have experienced more than one loss.
Just wanted to share one of the resources I am so very grateful for.