There are some wonderful women, who have started some wonderful ministries to moms who have lost a child. One of those ministries that I recently found out about, is called Row for Rememberance. Shaina provides an "unfinished blank" to mothers who have had a child die before they were born.
This is what Shaina says about her new ministry...
I want to minister to families who have had a miscarriage, or suffered the death of a baby while pregnant. Sadly, I know several women who fit this niche, and I know there are thousands more out there. I want to give them a blanket, an "unfinished blanket", to represent their babies sweet lives.
Each blanket will have rows that represent the weeks of their little ones lives. Our blankets will start out with a specified amount of rows (20) and then will have an additional row for every week that you carried your baby. If you had a miscarriage at eight weeks, like me, then your blanket will be 28 rows long. If you had a baby born sleeping at 34 weeks, then your blanket will be 54 weeks. Each row signifies those memories you have of your sweet babe.
If you are at all interested, please check out her site. She is looking for volunteers to knit or crochet blankets and also people who would like to donate yarn or financail help. She is also looking for family whom she could bless with these blankets. You can nominate someone or simply request your own blanket.
I am a 33 year old wife and mother of four little girls. Three who keep me busy ALL day EVERYDAY and one, Emily Faith who was born at 23 weeks due to a complete placental abruption. She was with us for 10 hours and then went to be with Jesus.