"Genesis" and "Joy" are the middle names of my two babies - one in heaven, and one on earth.
This ministry launched in the spring of 2017. I had wanted to reach out to loss moms through handwritten cards for a while, but didn't know exactly how to go about it. I shared my heart with some friends, and within days it was all coming together! I remember saying, "God, I don't know how to do this, but I know YOU can." And He hasn't quit providing since then.
There is nothing quite like receiving handwritten snail mail. All cards are specifically made just for the recipient; I do not keep a stockpile on hand. In the instance that I get an "asap" request, I may use a special card I purchased from an etsy shop, or elsewhere online. But they are always handmade, hand-painted, or hand-lettered in order to stay true to what this ministry is about. Sometimes cards are donated to me from small shops, and for that I am so grateful!
If you are a loss mom: please, do not feel bad about asking for help. YOU are the reason I started this project. I know how hard certain days are (dates of loss, anniversary of death, original due dates, Mother's Day, holidays, etc), and I want you to feel loved, encouraged, and full of hope. Don't feel weird about requesting a card. If you didn't, I wouldn't know you are hurting. And hey, request MULTIPLE cards, one for each hard day of the year. I want to surround you with love.If it makes you feel weird for me to know your name, you don't even have to do that (I will need an address though, of course!).
Bottom line, I'm here for you. I know baby loss and miscarriage resources are lacking. I know people don't always have the right words to say, and I also know you just want to know someone cares, and someone remembers. Well, that person is me.
From one loss mom to another: the number of physical babies you have doesn't make you a mom; it's the number of babies you hold in your heart.
You can read more about me under the "meet Krystal" tab, find helpful books and websites under the "connect" tab, and of course, your main purpose for stopping by is under the "request a card" tab. Feel free to make a donation while you're here - if every follower on social media would donate just $2, this would be funded for OVER one entire year. Link to donate here.
I want to send cards to women who have suffered loss, and I want to honor their babies.
I had a miscarriage in September of 2015, and it hurt so badly when hardly anyone acknowledged my baby's "birth day" a year later. I felt as if my baby didn't matter to anyone but me. I felt belittled when others refused to refer to me as a mother. I felt like people thought I didn't have it "that bad" because I didn't lose my baby at several months gestation. I want to do my part in making sure your baby is honored, and making sure YOU feel loved and supported.