@lilliesofthefield is so excited to introduce you to one of our new friends we "met" via Instagram. I love how this little Social Media tool connects so many people. I love meeting new friends from my blog, Instagram and Facebook. Michelle emailed us a few weeks asking if we would like to partner with her to help her raise some funds for the ministry/project she is starting. After exchanging a few emails with Michelle, Wynne and I instantly loved her and loved her heart. God is so good to connect us to so many beautiful women who are wildly chasing after Him. So without further ado...
Here is a brief summary of what The Mended Soul Project is. Written by Michelle herself.
The Mended Soul Project was started this year in honor of my little ones that are in heaven. Infertility is one of the worst struggles that a woman can face. Not being able to have a baby is more than frustrating, it's heart breaking, mind shattering. Women face these struggles every day. Losing a pregnancy is even harder. From the moment the + shows up on the test, it is a baby to us. I have suffered multiple miscarriages, including losing twins at 20 weeks. Each time I lost a pregnancy, I slipped further and further into depression. Although miscarriage is fairly common, it is not something that is openly discussed. It is one of those things that no one wants to talk about. I learned throughout my struggles that the hospitals don't offer much support in the way of mental help or physical help for that matter. It took me 9 years to be able to open up about the tragedy of my losses. Once I did, I felt free of the unnecessary guilt I had placed upon myself and I felt the extreme need to help women going through the same thing. The Mended Soul Project will provide women with a website they can go to, where they will find all sorts of information about loss and infertility. I have also begun a local mission with my church and a few local hospitals, where we will provide women with a postcard with all the information needed to get help when they are ready. For those women that have suffered a late term loss or stillbirth, we will provide them with a bag that will include things like breast pads for when their milk comes in and they don't know what to do about it. Since my loss, I have been blessed with two beautiful children, but the pain of losing my children has been so hard. Looking back at all the things I searched for online and knowing the things that happened to my body that no one warned me about, I knew I had to do something to help. You can find more information about the project on my blog at www.mendedsoul.blogspot.com. The new site will be up and running shortly. Thank you so much for your support!
Blessings to all!!!
It is such a blessing that @lilliesofthefield can be a small part of helping lift a finical need for amazing ministries such as this one. Wynne and I are constantly in awe over how creative our God is, that He can take a little Instagram "store" to help change lives. To God be all the glory!
Tomorrow afternoon at 4pm cst. @lilliesofthefield will be hosting a sale benefitting The Mended Soul Project. I hope you will join us! In the mean time I urge you to visit Michelle's blog here. You will surely be blessed by her openness and her wisdom.