I'm borrowing words from Deidra at Jumping Tandem today to share how you can help comfort a courageous mama. I know how good you are at reaching out and encouraging–you've done so for me many times. Thank you, friends.
On Good Friday at 7:15 PM, Heather's daughter Emma went to be with Jesus. She had been sick, and we had been praying, and our hearts were broken when we got the news that Emma Grace had slipped away.
I know some people just don't get it. These online friendships. But here you are. Online. And so I think that maybe you will understand me when I tell you I've met some of my dearest friends right here.
We do life together. We rejoice with each other and we grieve with each other. Across miles. Over oceans. To continents we may never visit. It's a beautiful thing. Even the grieving becomes beautiful when words of comfort travel miles to reach the heart of one whose tears are all they have to give.
You might already know Heather. Maybe you follow her blog, Especially Heather. Maybe you've read her posts at (in)courage. Perhaps you'd been praying for Emma, too. Maybe you heard the news and dropped to your knees right along with the women who write for (in)courage. We shared our grief in a flurry of emails that mixed up our weeping and our sadness with hope and with whispers of prayer.
And maybe – like us – you wonder how you can help.
The amazing people at DaySpring have offered to sponsor a card basket for Heather and her family. We'd love it if you'd participate. You don't have to know Heather. You don't have to follow her blog, or mine, or anyone's. You just have to want to help…to reach out to a mother who has lost a child.
Because DaySpring is sponsoring the card basket, you can send a card to Heather at absolutely no cost to you. DaySpring will gather up all of the cards created for Heather, package them beautifully in a basket, and deliver the card basket to Heather's home.
To create a card for Heather's family, click here, or use the link at the end of this post. When you checkout, use HEATHER as your coupon code, and DaySpring will pick up the tab. We'll accept cards until midnight on Saturday, and I'm sure Heather's family would appreciate your prayers.