Lasting Hearts Card Drive

As you know, I’m a big fan of the “You are the Mother of All Mothers” book by Angela Miller. Today, a gal shared with me that there is a fundraiser taking place in the USA to get this book in OB/GYN offices. Women facing miscarriage will be given a copy along with cards from caring individuals who understand.

If you are interesting in creating a card to be given to these parents when they get a book, here is the info. It is simple:

  • You can send as many cards as you would like.
  • Please use a sentiment such as: thinking of you, in my prayers, in my thoughts, sending hugs, sorry for your loss.
  • For the inside of the card, you can either leave it blank or hand-write a simple message. Not much – just simple and kind. The message can be something listed above, along with your first name and hometown. (Such as: “Sending lots of prayers from Jennifer in Cincinnati.”)
  • Please send cards in unsealed envelopes to:
          Lasting Hearts Card Drive
          2892 N Bellflower Blvd Ste 216
          Long Beach Ca 90815
  • Include a post-it note on the card(s) with your name and email address so you can be eligible for a prize!
  • If you would like to include a donation via mail, you are welcome to but not required to.

Creating cards is something we can do easily and a great way to share kindness.

If you are looking for more details or way to donate, visit this website: http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2016/01/lasting-hearts-card-drive-giveaway.html

Note: If anyone has any ideas on how we can set something up like this in Canada – let me know! I’d love to help get it going. 

Book Review: You are the Mother of All Mothers

In my deepest moments of grief, I find solace in reading stories and poetry about pregnancy loss. There is true beauty when emotion is conveyed through the written word.

I recently purchased a copy of Angela Miller’s book: You Are the Mother of All Mothers: a message of hope for the grieving heart.

When I came across Angela’s site and recognized some of her quotes from Pinterest, I just knew I HAD to have this book. Angela is authentic. Her words reach out and grasp those tiny broken pieces of your heart, gently melding them back together.

The book consists of a few heartfelt lines on every other page contrasted by abstract art. If you pick up a copy, I challenge you to see what you can uncover in the brush strokes. I was surprised by what images and messages came through to me as I divulged in the beauty of each page.

It’s an easy read, but the experience is anything but easy. Angela keeps it real. Undoubtedly, I can’t deny that it felt like my subconscious was speaking to my ego telling me to put aside the guilt, the resentment, and the feelings of unworthiness.

Angela reminds you that it’s normal to feel that way. It’s normal to blame yourself or God. It’s normal to beat yourself up. But honestly, being hard on yourself is the last thing you should be doing.

There is no grief like that of a bereaved mother.

And because of that…

You ARE the mother of all mothers. 

Angela’s words are the truth. As you read them, it feels like a slap across the face followed by the gentlest, most loving hug you will ever receive.

Her words speak to every single mother who has ever lost a child.

We are all warrior mommas through and through.

I highly recommend you get yourself a copy. If I had my way, no woman facing an impending pregnancy loss would ever leave the doctor’s office, the hospital, or her bathroom without reading this book.

It’s medicine for the broken soul.

Angela Miller quote