Mother’s Day and Giving Back

    This Mother’s Day was super hard for me. Harder than I think most people even cared to realize. See this Mother’s Day I was suppose to be pregnant, With about 10 weeks to go before meeting my brand new baby, Mason’s first sibling! Instead we lost our daughter at almost 19 weeks due to pPROM (Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes). I tried to focus on the good things. On the fact that I had Mason here with me. That Elena was watching over us and on how blessed we are despite our devastating loss. We got together with family, cooked out and caught up with each other. Mason and I even got our first “good picture” together that was taken on Mother’s Day
    But I couldn’t help though but think of what should have been and other loss Moms that day who were thinking the same should have been thoughts, Moms who didn’t have their babies with them. Moms who lost their first and only child. I also thought about families who weren’t able to spend the day with friends and family. Moms who were having a hard time celebrating Mother’s Day because they were displaced. B and I had recently watched a documentary on ESPN that focused on the disaster stricken area of Alabama, the stories that were told were so sad. All the families that didn’t have their basic needs taken care of.
    There are a lot of major companies trying to help people in disaster stricken areas. One of those being Johnson & Johnson. Johnson’s Baby Cares is partnering with Save the Children, they’ll be donating Johnson’s Baby Care Kits which provide baby care essentials to families immediately after a disaster.  Johnson’s Baby Cares also provides funding for Child Friendly Spaces which helps Moms and Children with safe areas to recover and be together following a disaster.
    I can’t imagine being in the position that some of these families are in after a disaster, it’s heartbreaking. You and I are in the position to help and Johnson and Johnson is making it easy. One way to help is by watching their video “Happy Mother’s Day, Mom—You’re Doing OK”. When they achieve 500,000 views they will donate an additional $50,000 to Save the Children.

    For more information and to donate to the cause visit the Johnson Baby Cares Facebook page.

    Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

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  1. Tamara says

    It’s easy to forget about others and the lasting effects that devastation brings. They are still going through a ton long after the actual event is over. What a great reminder to reach out. I’m glad you were able to enjoy your time with M and family on Mother’s Day – bitter sweet for sure. I know how much you miss Elena. ♥ ((hugs))

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