I have been thinking a lot about this New Year that we are in, and all the things that will be happening this year with my own family and with others. I decided this year not to make any resolutions.
But I am making a commitment...I decided this year that I will expand on my charitable contributions, not financially, but in a more concrete way. I am constantly reminded that people are hurting, suffering and in crisis, and I need to help.
So after talking to my husband about this and how I feel led to do such a thing, I have decided to jump in with both feet.
This year, I am commiting myself to giving back...to those locally that have helped me...and to those I have never met...
So every month, I am going to focus on a charity or even a person that I can help in some way, it maybe making something, raising money for a charity, or voluteering, but I have decided that I need to make a difference.
The contribution that I making this month is to Greyson's Gift. Greyson's Gift was started after a mother lost her child a couple days before his birth. I personally know two people that lost have suffered such enoromous loss. One child died a couple days prior to birth, the other died from SIDS within the first year.
And those of you in blogland probably don't know that I suffered many miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy prior to my daughters birth hence the reason that my 13 year old and my 3 year old are 10 years apart, but thankfully I have never experienced the pain of a stillborn. As my suffering was immense, I am sure that their suffering is even greater.
So I am commiting 5 blankets to Greyson's Gift so that a beloved baby can be nestled in a homemade blanket while being cradled in its mother's arms for the first and last time.
Won't you join me?