Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Book Drive

We are doing a book drive!

If you want to help, but you do not know how. This is it! 

We are including books into our care packages that we are giving out to the mommies and daddies of babies who have passed away. These books will bring healing to the hurting hearts of these parents. I know for me, it was beyond incredible to get to read the story of someone else's loss and see the way God made beauty from the ashes of their heartache. 

The two books we are including are I Will Carry You by Angie Smith, and Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow by Nancy Guthrie.

In the days following Gideon's death, I sat in my couch and read the book I Will Carry You and two books by Nancy Guthrie. I wept until I couldn't breathe. But as the tears fell and my heart was in agony, God used the book to draw me closer to Him. He used those books to bring me comfort. And He spoke so clearly to me as I read the words on the page, drawing me into his peace. 

I want to give that to other mommies and daddies. 

Help us give peace and comfort to hurting families. 

Our goal is to get 50 of each book! Help us reach our goal!!! 

Go to this link to order some books through amazon on our Wish List. Choose the book you would like to order, if you want, you can order both. Then click the Add to Cart button. After that, if you wish to change the number of books you want to order, you can do so through your Cart. Then click Proceed To Checkout. Make sure to click the button Ship to This Address that is above my name, Stormy Mitchell. It will automatically ship the book to us.

Also, if you are buying this book in memory of a baby in Heaven in your life, please email me at gideonswarriorsministry@gmail.com and let me know the name of the baby you are remembering and your relationship to that baby (mom, dad, aunt, grandma, sister, cousin, friend, etc), and the date of their birth/death. I would be honored put the baby's name in the front cover of the book. 
Example :
This book was given with love by Gideon's mommy and daddy.
Gideon Mitchell born still 5/17/11 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hats


I had a special knitted hat that I was able to put on Gideon after he was stillborn. Knowing that he had something to wear was a great blessing to me. He looked so sweet and cute in his little white hat. I still have his hat and it is beyond precious to me. It was one of very few items that belong to him. One of the very few items that he wore. One of the few items that touched his skin. One of the few tangible things in this world that remind me of him. One of the few things I can touch, hold and cuddle.

Every item that belonged to him is priceless. And each parent who receives a special hat for their baby to wear will be able to have the same tangible piece to remember their child. 


 Here are some of the beautiful hats being made by one of the most kind women I have ever met. The families who receive these hats are going to be blessed so much to be able to give their baby a special hat to wear, made with love. 



 "Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 
1 John 4:11