May 1st is here already and at It’s Just Life that means it is time to check out Comments for a Cause. This past month I chose Mercy Foundation Birth Center for my Comments for a Cause recipient because I have a very good friend who suffered a very difficult loss. To lose a child is something that no parent should have to endure and to lose one before it even has a chance to take a breath is beyond comprehension. Mercy Foundation Birth Center is available to these parents and they offer support and resources that mean a great deal to these grieving families. You can read more about it by clicking here.
I am thrilled to announce that Chris and I will be making a donation of $ 174.50 to Mercy Foundation Birth Center in memory of Baby D and even though that will not ease the pain of his parents and family it will be a memorial to honor his short life.
I have been surrounded by tragedy lately it seems and it reminds me how just a simple gesture can help ease the pain and sorrow of individuals. It does not have to be much but sometimes the simplest of things can make another feel that they are loved and being thought about.
One of the best ministries in our church is the Prayer Shawl Ministry. A group of ladies create beautiful shawls that members can send to people who just need to know that someone cares and is praying for them. I can not tell you how many of these shawls I have sent out to friends and loved ones over the years. They are just a wonderful way to share some warmth and comfort with someone who might be going through a difficult time.
In May the Prayer Shawl Ministry of First United Methodist Church of Mason City will be the recipient of Comments for a Cause. For every comment on any post during the month Chris and I will donate 50 cents to the ministry. What better way to give some comfort than through a warm prayer shawl that wraps that person in love.
I was the recipient of a prayer shawl when Chris’s dad passed away. One of my friends in North Carolina also is part of a prayer shawl ministry and she gifted me with one she made herself in my favorite color. Her group is called Chicks with Sticks and I was so grateful for Becky sending me the prayer shawl which brought much comfort to me.
It really does not take much to let someone know that you care about them and are thinking about them. This month why not drop someone a note to tell them how much they mean to you. Don’t forget to comment. May is going to be a fun month for me with a lot of great things going on so there will be plenty of opportunities to comment on the blog for Comments for a Cause. Thanks for stopping by.