Help NPN with a Virtual Mother Blessing!

Written by NPN_Admin on August 31st, 2011


Our natural parenting community here at NPN includes many bloggers – you can read all about them by exploring NPN’s blogroll.

One of these bloggers, Michelle from Woman Seeking Mother, is going through a rough time. We have been trying to think of a way we can brighten her life in the midst of her husband’s illness and her rough pregnancy, and we’ve finally come up with a plan: we want to give her a virtual Mother Blessing! But we need your help. Here is a little background on Michelle.

Michelle’s Story

Michelle’s husband, Aaron, has been undergoing several different treatment plans for cancer for over a year now. After chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Aaron developed several rare complications that made life pretty miserable for months. You can read about their harrowing journey – and their incredible strength and love for each other and their son, Sasha – through some of the regular updates Michelle posted on her blog. Aaron’s current diagnosis is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, so he is not out of the woods yet.

In the midst of Aaron’s health problems, Michelle became pregnant – a blessing! Unfortunately, she is experiencing several pregnancy-related health problems. With the combined health problems of Michelle and Aaron, the uncertainty of their future, and the daily grind of life, Michelle’s family has had little time to celebrate the new life they will be welcoming into their family soon. This is where our readers come in!

Help Us Celebrate Michelle’s Pregnancy!

A “mother blessing” is a baby shower alternative – the focus is taken off of the traditional gifts, and instead is placed on the mother. It is a celebration of the new life and the changes in the mother. We would like to brighten this time in Michelle’s life by showering her with our love, best wishes, and positive thoughts. But we need your help.

Please email notes of encouragement and blessings for Michelle to Dionna {at} NaturalParentsNetwork {dot} com. These could be personal messages, poems or stories that inspire you as a mother, website or book recommendations, beautiful pictures that a mother will cherish, or anything else that touches your heart. I will collect all of your messages and compile them into a document that we can send to Michelle.

If you would like to send a monetary gift for Michelle, I will also be collecting donations. You can send Paypal to Dionna {at} CodeNameMama {dot} com — please be sure to make a note that it is a donation for Michelle, and you can also send a note to include with your gift. Click on the PayPal Donate button below to send your gift today!

You may not know Michelle, but every note, every blessing, every positive thought will bring light to a time in her life that has been too dark. Please help us make Michelle smile!

~The NPN Team~

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