Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Support Group

It's becoming apparent to me that the older I get the more important it becomes to do something worthwhile with my life. I'll be 32 tomorrow... yes, a quart... and tonight I feel like I am doing good.
Tonight was the first meeting of our support group Parents of Preemies (PoP). It went much better than I was expecting (I always expect the worst) and I almost burst into tears at numerous occasions because I'm so happy that it's actually happening. I'm so lucky to be working with a great group of parents who are offering their advice and perspective. This project means so much to me and I'm overjoyed at watching it get off the ground.
And now a request :) As part of our project we are giving new parents gift baskets to congratulate them on the birth of their child (which regardless of how scary it is, all children are still a blessing) and we're including a small gift, a journal and information for them. If you have any (new) baby blankets, outfits (preemie) or hats that you'd like to donate, we'd LOVE to take them. We haven't figured out the fundraising portion yet so we're doing this solely based on donations. Also if you knit and are looking for a project, we would love to feature your creations in our baskets.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement as I put myself out there to make this happen!


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I'll get to work ASAP! WAy to go Ivory, this is awesome.

Tanya said...

I'm so proud of you! I'll get some things together to get to you soon.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Trish said...

gosh, I wish I was crafty!
You've definitely earned major Karma points for all you're doing for NICU families. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

hi ivory - we'd love to donate- can i have your email address or email me?


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