NEXT MEETING DATE
MEETINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ATTEND VIA SKYPE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN INVITE, PLEASE EMAIL CARA.
NEXT MEETING DATES:
GRIEF / LOSS SUPPORT - Wednesday, July 14th at 7pm in the Community Room at the Whiting Library in Chester, Vermont.
Facilitator: Cara Tyrrell - Email Me 117 Main St ~ Chester, VT 05143
PALS (Pregnancy or Parenting After Loss) : To make these meetings more accessible please contact Gretchen if you have a PALS related issue and she will organize a meeting in your area.
Facilitator: Gretchen Lunderville - Email Her
The Board of Directors next meeting is set for Wednesday, July 7th. If you have an agenda item please email cara.
Friday, February 27, 2009
I wanted to bring your awareness to a First Candle event in Washington, DC. I have known about it for a few weeks but have been waiting for the bill information before I brought awareness to this. The bill presently only includes SIUD and sudden older child death (up to 4 years). This is my concern and I have verbalized this to First Candle. They assure me a sister bill will be written that will address stillbirth. You can check out the symposium information at www.firstcandle.org/2009-symposium. I am attaching the bill so you can peruse it and share it with your members. I will inform you of any updates of this bill and sister bills I receive. First Candle is hoping bereaved parents will attend this event.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
If you are a looking to nod your head and know that what you are feeling is akin to what others suffer regardless of when you felt your loss, then head on over and cry with me.
Part 2: http://buildingheavenlybridges.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-meltdown-part-2.html
Part 3: http://buildingheavenlybridges.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-meltdown-part-three.html
The rest will follow soon, and - as always - if you need an ear, email me...any time!
In Grief and Love, (until our next meeting)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Who knows? Maybe next week I'll have to take long shot of 20 FINISHED BOXES!
Friday, February 13, 2009
I would like to thank the Springfield Health and Rehab center for letting us meet there for the first two months. It was so kind of them to open their doors without question, but we have finally found a location that feels calm, quiet, and homey.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I watched in awe as they fielded emotions and how-do-you-survive questions like pros. I marveled at how the maintained the perfect balance between "After Charlotte died" responses and blanket grief-based theories to support the needs of each hurting person in that room.
I loved seeing the vast sea of participants. The woman who has been there from day one and the one who just lost her baby last week. I loved seeing that couples come together. I could see what a great difference they were making and how our group would grow to do exactly the same thing.
I'm taking a page, or rather - a poster board - from Amy so if you are coming, look for signs in the entrance way and hallway to help you find the room. They might not be quite as awesome as hers, but they will do the job!
And - as always - there will be chocolate and tissues.
Hope to see you next wed - Feb 11th - at 7pm.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Oh- you are wondering who #14 is? That would be Stephanie! Congrats and enjoy the prize pack. Email me with your preferred address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it will be shipped to you this week.
And please - to all who would like to donate and win...weigh in on the poll at the bottom of the blog. You might just see what YOU want next month!
Monday, February 2, 2009
We had a bunch of last minute enteries!! Woo - hoo!
However, I am getting the feeling that although I find scrapbooking addictive, other's - less so. So, in an effort to streamline what I give away and maximize entrants - I have placed a poll at the bottom of the blog.
The question is: "What hobby would you like to see a SSV raffle-way geared toward?"
You can pick multiple items. You can pick other, then email me.
I will try to mix things up month by month so you, whoever you are with whatever floats your free-time boat, can have a reason to enter and - hopefully - to WIN!
As the shortest month of the year, February will be the voting month. We will resume raffle-waying in March. (NOTE: This should NOT prevent you from donating just because if you feel so inclined!)
So - weigh in so there can be a pot you WANT to win!!!