Resources

If you have just heard the news, and you are facing a difficult pregnancy diagnosis,or if you are waiting on the journey… here are a few resources that may be helpful to you as you walk this path:

Sufficient Grace Ministries Perinatal Hospice Birth and Bereavement Services

Sufficient Grace~ Memory Making Materials

The Haven Network ~ Perinatal Hospice and Bereavement Support

Still Standing Magazine - embracing life after loss and infertility

Stillbirthday ~ Support for pregnancy and loss at any stage/Doula training and education

Be Not Afraid ~ Difficult Pregnancy Diagnosis

String of Pearls ~ Difficult Pregnancy Diagnosis

Perinatal Hospice ~ Resources for those continuing a difficult pregnancy

A Place to Remember

Walking With You – posts on grief and finding hope through loss

Relevant Posts/Articles

Where is God is all This Mess?

When You’re in the Pit of Despair

Marriage and Grief

Children and Grief

Sibling Grief

The Things People Say - Helpful read for both a mom who is grieving and a friend wanting to offer support to a grieving mom

Supporting a Grieving Mother - How to support a friend and minister to a mom who is grieving

Books for those waiting with a difficult diagnosis -

A Gift of Time – Amy Kuebelbeck and Deborah Davis (Wonderful, comprehensive resource, including quotes from over 100 families who faced a fatal pregnancy diagnosis. We highly recommend this book to be used as a source of encouragement, information, a guide for planning, and help in making decisions about the precious time we have with our babies.)

Waiting With Gabriel- Amy Kuebelbeck

Empty Arms - Sherokee Isle (secular book, but good practical answers for preparing, still one of my favorites for getting direct answers)

In Faithfulness, He Afflicted Me - Lynnette Kraft (beautiful story of growing in faith and finding hope through grief and loss)

For First Trimester Losses/Miscarriages -

I’ll Hold You in Heaven Remembrance Book – Debbie Heydrick

Books for those who are grieving the loss of a baby or child -

Sufficient Grace by Kelly Gerken

You Are The Mother Of All Mothers by Angela Miller

I Will Carry You ~ The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy - Angie Smith

Heaven is for Real – Todd Burpo

Mommy Please Don’t Cry - Linda DeyMaz (One of my favorites…told from the perspective of a baby/child in heaven. So comforting to a grieving mother’s heart…and filled with beautiful artwork.)

I’ll Hold You in Heaven – Jack Hayford (Filled with biblical reassurance that your baby’s life is precious and you will hold him/her one day in heaven. Great for loss at any stage of pregnancy and infancy, as well as for those healing from abortion.)

Choosing to See - Mary Beth Chapman

Heaven - Randy Alcorn

A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis

A Grace Disguised – Jerry Sitter

Books about Grief and Heaven for Children/Siblings - 

Heaven is for Real for Kids – Todd Burpo

Someday Heaven - Larry Libby

Heaven for Kids – Randy Alcorn

Someday We’ll Play in Heaven ~ Strannigan (Standard Publishing)

Sibling Grief - Wintergreen Press

Please take the time to check out these resources. I know it can be hard and sometimes we think in our pain that we may not want these things. But, truly it is a time that we cannot get back. There are so many things that I regret not doing and photographs especially that I wish that I had. We would be glad to send you a Dreams of You Memory Book  and other materials you may need to help prepare for meeting your baby, so please just email us if you have a need: sufficientgraceministries@gmail.com.

Funeral Resources

A helpful little book:
Planning a Precious Good-bye ~ Wintergreen Press

Websites:
Someone recently passed this site on to me to share with you. (Thanks Kristie!) This site provides caskets and burial items: http://www.heavensgain.com/

Another organization that provides for funeral needs:
http://heavenlyangelsinneed.com/

Organizations that help with funeral expenses for parents:
http://oliviaraine.org/
Angel Names
http://www.emmazinggracefoundation.org/

For memory-making materials, burial gowns, memory books, other items and support, visit:

Sufficient Grace Ministries for Women (and families)
We will gladly send you what you need. We do not charge bereaved parents for our services.

Others offering items to help us remember our babies:

Angels from my Heart pins – 30% of your purchase of the exclusive pins on this link benefits SGM.

Lost for Words Card Line - beautiful cards designed to encourage grieving hearts

To Write Their Names in the Sand - your child’s name written on the beach of Australia

For Your Tears - handkerchief

Engraved Euniques - engraved tiles and more

My Forever Child ~ remembrance, fertility, pregnancy, awareness, & hand/footprint jewelry, suncatchers, candles, keychains, pins, custom designs

Lisa Leonard Designs ~ Hand-stamped keepsake jewelry

The Vintage Pearl ~ Stamped keepsake jewelry

Casting Kits ~ Footprints, Handprints, Belly-casting, etc.

The Midnight Orange - memorial sculptures

The Kindness Project - random acts of kindness in honor of your deceased child

Bereavement Support:

Walking With You ~ An outreach of Sufficient Grace Ministries, offering biblically-based online bereavement support for those who have lost a baby or child. Mothers gather together from various places on this journey to walk with, weep with, pray for, and encourage one another as they walk the path of sorrow to hope and healing. For ongoing support, ask to join our private Facebook group: https: Walking With You Bereavement Support

For a more extensive list of resources, please visit Holly @ Caring for Carleigh.